Years of raising her
younger sisters on her own has made it impossible for Molly Dewhurst to
take time for herself. But at 36
years old, the sweet, compassionate red-head is determined to change all
that and start living life for Molly. She's ditched that low-life-leech-of-a-husband in divorce court; now she's ready to shed some bad
habits and a few pounds and emerge from her cocoon to show the world a
whole new, amazing, dazzling Molly! But first, she needs to do her
newlywed sister a favor and pet-sit
at her honeymoon cottage for a few days. Then Molly
can finally get down to the business taking care of herself.
Ruggedly handsome Rafe
Webber, coastal real-estate developer and culinary wizard, likes to have
his life firmly under his thumb. So when his younger half-brother
Stuart sends him a wedding picture out of the blue, Rafe is determined to rescue him from the
who snatched him up while he was away on business. Annoyed, Rafe
makes a quick trip to Ocracoke Island off the coast of North Carolina, with the plan of catching
the new bride off guard. But when he arrives it isn't the happy
couple he finds but a very annoyed sister-in-law!
Stubborn as can be, neither
Molly nor Rafe will leave the cottage and instead declare that they'll
just have to try to stay out of each other's way as they share the quaint-yet-cramped quarters. But soon after declaring a truce, the pair
find that spending time with each other is anything but horrible. Molly discovers that sweet and gentle Rafe certainly knows his way around
both kitchens and women! Before long she feels her long-cold heart
reawakening under Rafe's attentions, but is certain that he could never
want a girl like her permanently. If only she had the courage to take a
chance and tell him how she really feels!
worked for me:
Our hero and heroine seemed to be genuinely nice
people. It was nice to read a romance that didn't have contrived
knock-down drag-out fights between them.
There was some subtle humor
in the story, with some of the most enjoyable lines to be found in the
good-natured bantering between the two main characters. Although, I
must add that I appreciated the rather whimsical pet names as well.
Size-wise Molly was short, plump, and calorie-obsessed.
Fortunately Rafe was able to show her that she was a valuable and
desirable woman without losing weight.
What didn't work for me:
being divorced, Molly
was another one of those fairly innocent plus-size heroines. She'd
had some bad experiences with men in the past and was somewhat reticent
about being with Rafe. Because of this, I felt the level of sexual
tension between the two characters was lower than it might otherwise have
There was a lot more
introspection than action in "More to Love", so it felt a bit slow in
pacing, especially since I'd read a romantic suspense novel just prior to
This category novel is a solid read for anyone looking for a short, tender
story about two people discovering love together.
Warning: This book has a
couple of sexy scenes, and few curse words thanks to a couple of
If you liked "More to Love" you might also enjoy
"Love at Large",
"Baby at His Convenience",
Lightning", "Suite Seduction",
"The Independent Bride",
"The Bridesmaid's Reward",
Course of True Love", "Runaway Bay", "His Seductive
Away", "His E-mail Order Wife",
"A Worthy Heir",
"The Legacy Tree", or "Sweet Memories".
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