Special Delivery was a book I truly enjoyed reading. It was funny, sweet, suspenseful and a lot of fun to read. Tyler and April were well matched, and the story just seemed to flow. If you are looking for a fun read with a lot of action, you will love Special Delivery by Linda Wallace.
Special Delivery moves along at a fast clip, just like the pace April sets on her bicycle courier route. The somewhat chaotic and spunky personality of April shines through in every scene. Tyler is very much her opposite, at least on the surface and in the goals he has set for himself as a responsible and dedicated developer. But this is a classic romantic tale of how opposites attract. I particularly enjoyed how the romantic tension between April and Tyler kept shifting but new revelations engage your interest time after time. The suspense of being thrown together into several life threatening situations was the perfect foil for them to overcome their seemingly irreconcilable differences. Still we wonder right to the very end if there will be a happy ending for Tyler and April. Ms Wallace's descriptions of the area made me feel as though I was right there in the back of the van or on a rugged coastal island. The dialogue was fresh, believable and drew me into the characters experiences. Touches of humor offset the tensions generated by danger and star crossed romance. I will watch for Ms Wallace in the future. Overall rating: 3 Hearts
The Romance Studio
Linda Wallace grew up on a farm in Missouri, a glorious place for childhood. She spent the first seven or eight years of her life pretending to be a horse galloping and nickering in her yard and the surrounding fields. The nearest “city” a few miles from the farm is Arrow Rock with a grand total of 75 residents. But Arrow Rock is no ordinary country hamlet. The Arrow Rock Lyceum, an equity summer repertory theatre, brings glamour and fantasy to Missouri every summer. Ignoring the fact that her acting skills are negligible, Linda likes to say she’s a “professional” actor, unlike most wannabe waiter/taxi driver/actors, because as a reward for long hours of babysitting for the theater’s director during her high school years, she was given a paying role as Rose in She Stoops to Conquer.
Since her girlhood days, Linda has lived in many cities all across the U.S. from Kealakekua on the big island of Hawaii to the Bronx in New York. Her three children’s births were spaced across the country, too; the oldest was born in New York, middle child in Kansas, and youngest in Hollywood. She currently lives in Seattle with her husband and cat, and yes, she loves the rain. Jobs and interests have been equally wide-ranging including nurses’ aid, stockings clerk at Macy’s in Manhattan, waitress at the Kailua-Kona Hilton, weekly newspaper publisher, advertising salesperson for The Los Angeles Times, elementary school para-educator, and administrative assistant. Everywhere she’s gone, though, one of the first considerations was always where was the closest library. For underpinning all else is the love of books. Linda knew how important books were going to be in her life ever since she jumped off the little yellow bus returning her home from Arrow Rock’s two-room school and ran up the country drive, shouting to her mother, “I can read, I can read!”
Get in touch with Linda at:
Home Page: www.linda-wallace.com
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org