Aurora Alexander is everything headlines are made of.
Newly divorced single mother Aurora Alexander is trying to move on with her life.
After a string of unsuccessful blind dates, she turns to internet dating.
Everyone does it, so it has to be safe. Right?
What the hell? Dawn Robertson, you got me good with this one. I was about to praise this book up and down and back and forth, not only for touching on the real possibilities of things that could go wrong with the world of online dating, but for making such remarkable characters to tie the story all together. Yeah, yeah, yeah… I read your note to the reader at the end… but I am not as nice as Aurora. I am not as forgiving.
Aurora has had her heart broken. Her first love destroyed her happily ever after. Now it seems that it is just her and her little man taking on the world. But she knows it is time to get back out there, to see if there really is life after divorce. So feeling a bit uneasy and taking the chance, she decides to leap into the world of online dating. There will always be risk involved in putting yourself out there, but it is worth a shot right?
Aurora finds the first guy she is ready to meet and go out on a date with and though the two of them are compatible, there just is no spark. The second guy… well, that was a magic fling in the potty, but there is no room to grow. But then there is the one she wants to risk it all for. He is smart, charming, caring and kind. He always seems to put Aurora’s needs ahead of his own. He is Jackson and he is amazing.
Though she has become really good friends with Bachelor #1, it is Jackson that has shown her everything she wants in a guy. He adores her and has a bit of a protective edge to him. You just can’t help but fall in love with him.
Oh, but let’s not get too excited about anything here. First of all, Aurora’s primary concern is her little boy. He is amazing and the center of her world. Then there’s the fact that someone has broken into her home and there’s the strange noises the random characters that just keep popping up. This book has a really soft romantic tale to it and given everything that Aurora has been through, you can’t help but cheer our girl on to find the man of her dreams.
Right… I know you are thinking this is a perfect read. She survives the world of online dating and she finds her perfect match and there is a happily ever after and all that jazz… sounds cozy. This book is not cozy, it is not sweet and romantic. It has a romance edge to it, but there is so much more going on in this story. There is chaos, murder, mayhem and a whole lot of psycho. It is suspenseful and nerve-wrecking. You just know that something else is going to happen. And that’s when you reach the end. By then you will be so excited that Aurora has finally found the one that you feel like you and breath easier.
So basically what I am saying is that this book is an amazing read and really you don’t want to put it down until the very end and when the end hits you upside the head, like it did me, you will think of 500 alternate endings that could have been used instead. And a little voice in your head will remind you that this is exactly why this book is going to stand out, do a twirl and take a bow. Because of the 501 endings that could have been used, Dawn Robertson took the one that worked best for the book and left the lasting impression and the need for more.
Dawn can normally be found swearing like a sailor, making late night drive-thru appearances, arguing with her kids (or being run over by their power wheels), reading a steamy romance while hiding in her bathroom, writing her little heart out on her laptop (or dragging her Macbook to the Genius bar praying they can save her latest work in progress), shopping for My Little Pony goodies, being the life of the party at a book signing, or sipping on a smoothie. She loves to hear from her fans, readers, and authors alike. Feel free to drop her a message.
Dawn rarely takes life seriously, so be sure to expect heavy sarcasm from her. She is also the life of the party, so be sure to meet up with her at one of the many author events she will be attending in the next couple months. Buy her a shot of whiskey, and she will love you for life.