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I love Summer of ’71 by Rebecca Branch. You will too. ~ Dennis

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Reviewing “Summer of ’71, by Rebecca Branch, is like writing an account of a gourmet banquet where each course tastes better than the one previous. This book is: travelog, history, historical fiction, memoir and mind-blowing erotic romance.
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The characters, Max and Molly, are both lovable and vulnerable. We experience events through both personalities. Molly, the stunning international fashion model, who has been used and abused, finds herself house guest of Max, the seventeen year old, shy in sexual experience. He is a historian who, over the summer, guides her through the birthplace of his Roman ancestors. The two grow to love and desire each other, but are hindered by past insecurities. Will this be simply a summer romance or will it develop into something more?
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The sex is uninhibited, but not unkind. Always there is choice, consent, respect and dignity. Always there is equality of gender, sexual preference, race and class. These are big issues and it takes a big book to deal with them. Superb, in every way, this book was written by a very skilled and intelligent author. I learned something on each fascinating page. I have already ordered Great Caesar’s Ghost: A Time Travel Romance (Art Historian Super Heroes Book 2).
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This book is enthralling. It brings Rome, and a group of people who visited in ’71, to life. You will learn, you will love, you will be mesmerized as I am by Rebecca Branch’s elegant, yet conversational, writing style. I can’t say enough about this book; I haven’t finished reading it yet. Buy Summer of ’71 by Rebecca Branch. You’ll love it as I do.
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Captivating, engrossing, fascinating, enthralling are words that describe my experience of reading Chasing Reese, by Imy Santiago. The heroine, Catalina, or Cat Pardo is complex. All the people she has loved have died, leaving her with the commitment that she will never love again. She avoids social engagements, but is no wallflower — a reporter who can hold her own against anybody and “swears like a sailor”. This is the street language that I understand. She wears red Doc Martens and clothing emblazoned with skulls.

Cat, is a real woman, thirty-two years of age, who sees herself as being overweight and unattractive. On assignment, to cover the World Snowboarding Championships, she meets Stryder, a renowned photographer, who falls in love with her. Gradually, he wears away her emotional barriers. The erotic tension between these two is like a guitar string being tuned tighter and tighter.

Imy Santiago’s writing is flawless and reads effortlessly with no spelling or grammatical errors to interrupt the reading process. Characters are well developed and the plot line addictive. She has become one of my favorite authors. I look forward to reading the sequel to this book, Finding Reese.

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Biography

I love to read stories about loss, heartache and redemption so it didn’t shock me that I would end up writing stories revolving around those central themes. I write with my heart, using my life experiences and emotions to dictate the tone and path in which my fictional characters embark in my long list of stories. I believe in the power of friendship and to always remain hopeful because life is always full of pleasant surprises.

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If you were to ask me if I consider myself an author, I would tell you no, I am not. I’m just a girl who loves a good story that makes you ponder life choices and the darkness that envelopes a broken heart. My stories are about loss, friendship, love and hope. For a full length bio, please visit: http://www.imysantiago.com

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