Reviewed by: BigAl
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Approximate word count: 10-15,000 words
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Author of four novels and a two time winner in Books and Pals Readers’ Choice Awards, Laurie Boris lives with her husband in the Hudson Valley of New York. She is also a contributing writer and editor for IndiesUnlimited.
For more, visit Boris’ website.
“Television producer Charlie Trager spends his days working with beautiful women on a daytime talk show. But underneath his cool façade, there’s a hollow spot in his heart, waiting for the right man to ease his loneliness. Then he meets the show’s next guest, a handsome young politician with a bad case of nerves—and a secret that could turn both their lives upside down.”
The Picture of Cool reads much like a contemporary romance novel. It has the same story arc as a typical romance with two minor differences. The first is that the ending is nontraditional although not so far off as to be unsatisfying to romance fans. The second is that rather than a hero and heroine it has two heroes.
The second contributes to some of the complications not found in a typical romance. However, this is a fun story that should appeal to open-minded romance readers in many of the same ways as a girl meets boy romance would.
A small amount of adult language and mild sexual situations.
Rating: ***** Five Star