Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Review - Better Together by Raymond Rose

Title: Better Together (B&N)
Author: Raymond Rose
Publisher: Christopher Williams Books
Release Date: Dec 2010
Source: Ebook (from author in exchange for honest review)
Genre: Adult Fiction

Paul Rhoads, a successful horror novelist, has moved back to his hometown in Pennsylvania. Moving back home turns out to be more than just returning to his roots but starting up a relationship with his high school sweetheart, Annie. Annie, recently divorced, is the mother of a precious eight month old, Max. However, when Annie dies in a freak car accident, Paul finds himself catapulted into the role of father and decides to do something he would never have imagined himself doing: raise Max as his own. (Goodreads)

Kim’s take –

I loved this story! Paul is a writer who moves back to his hometown in Pennsylvania from California and marries his best friend, Annie. Annie is a package deal with an 8-month-old son, Max, from a previous marriage. His biological father, a lawyer named Jason, makes it clear that he wants nothing at all to do with Max. Paul and Annie make steps towards Paul adopting Max and he becomes a legal guardian. Tragically, Annie is killed within a few weeks of her marriage to Paul. Jason once again states that he has no interest in Max. Paul is left to raise Max on his own. He is thrown into the job of raising a child and often doubts himself at every turn. Four years later, Jason decides he wants to be a part of Max’s life, and as his legal father, Paul is left with no choice and no legal recourse. But what follows will give Paul a future he could have only dreamed of. I read the story in one sitting just to find out what was going to happen next. I expect many more great stories from author Raymond Rose!

Kim’s Rating: 4/5

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great story- thanks for the review. I haven't heard of this one but I need to try and get my hands on it!

    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog