I don't know how many of you would go looking at the a person ad online or newspaper and actually respond. However, in The Story Guy by Mary Ann Rivers, Carrie West actually responds to an add to a guy who is just looking for an hour of kissing. Yeah, I know. Seriously, he could be a lot of things when you sit to think about it. Anyways, when she meets Brian Newburgh for their set appointed time there is this undeniable chemistry between them. Carrie is looking for a little more time with Brian.
First off, this novella is absolutely amazing. I'm so glad Sara from Harlequin Junkie suggest I read this story. Seriously it's so good for being a debut from Mary Ann Rivers. For one thing, she has written a compelling story about this guy who wants to keep things simple between him and Carrie. Yet, for some reason he wants to break all his parameters for her. Not only that, he has so many hidden layers, which makes The Story Guy a perfect title for the story. You really don't learn anything about Brian from him, but through Carrie trying to understand him.
So, here is the bottom line: If you are looking for a quick emotional read, you will find it in The Story Guy. Plus, you are watching the story unfold through Carries eyes. Which at times is a bit heartbreaking, but worth the read.
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