Book Review: Mom Meets Dad by Karen Rose Smith

Posted 17 April, 2011 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 2 Comments

About the Book:
Alex Woodsides is a single dad who wants the best for his daughter. His daughter Kristy believes her father needs a wife and she needs a mom! When Kristy lets her math grade drop, she suggests Amanda Carson­her best friend’s mom who is a third grade teacher­tutor her over the summer. She believes Mrs. Carson is the perfect mom and would make a wonderful wife for her dad. Neither Alex nor Amanda suspect they’re being pushed together by two nine-year-old matchmakers until it’s too late. Sparks fly when they meet and keep lying as they become involved in each others lives. But Amanda has been burnt in the past by a controlling husband, and Alex gained sole custody of his daughter because her mother walked away. Will Amanda and Alex fall for each other and the parent trap their daughters have set?

About the Author:

Karen Rose Smith’s plots are all about emotion. She began writing in her early teens when she listened to music and created stories to accompany the songs. After expressing feelings in poetry, earning a degree in English and French, completing short stories that became too long to find a market, she turned to her love of relationships in romance. This award-winning best-selling author (USA Today List, Borders Bestseller List) has sold 75 books since 1991 and has published with Silhouette, Harlequin, Kensington and Meteor/Kismet. Her awards include two Golden Leaf awards in short contemporary romance, the Golden Quill in traditional romance, two’s awards for Best Special Editions and Romance Review’s Today’s Best series romance award. Jane Bowers of Romance Reviews Today states: “Karen Rose Smith’s storyworlds are complete and realistic and lovely places to visit and revisit. She excels at stories that feature couples brought together by infants and children, and she handles her plots and characters with sublime sensitivity.”

Karen is well-known for writing emotion. An only child, she spent a lot of time in her imagination and with books Nancy Drew, Zane Gray, The Black Stallion and Anne of Green Gables. She dreamed of brothers and sisters and a big family like her mother and father came from–seven children in her mom’s family and ten in her dad’s. On weekends she was often surrounded by aunts, uncles and cousins. This is the root of her plotlines that include small communities and family relationships as part of everyday living. She believes universal emotions unite us all and that is the reason she employs them to propel her plots.

It is no secret that Karen married her college sweetheart and they have been married for over thirty years. She believes in the power of commitment and the hope that goes along with the promise of everlasting love. Along with enjoying time with her husband, Karen enjoys cooking, gardening, shopping, listening to music and keeping her two cats company or vice versa.

She has been busy reformatting her backlist for sale on Kindle. In addition, she writes Harlequin Special Editions. Her new series REUNION BRIDES began in February 2011 with HIS DAUGHTER…THEIR CHILD and will continue in October 2011 with ONCE UPON A GROOM. She will also have a September release that will be a Montana Mavericks–HIS COUNTRY CINDERELLA. (She created Zane in last year’s MM From Doctor…To Daddy. And she loved writing him as a hero now!)Readers can follow her on Facebook (Search–Karen Rose Smith)or on Twitter @karenrosesmith. She welcomes interaction with her readers on either social network and would love to chat about plotlines, titles, emotions, heroes, heroines, music, books, gardening, cooking, or anything else readers deem noteworthy!

My Review:
What an awesome little book! I had the pleasure of emailing Ms. Smith and talking a little about her books, and was excited at the chance to review her books for her. I started with this one, and WOW! I am glad I did! She packs this little, light read full of emotion, humor and passion. I was instantly connected to the characters and story from page one and held on for the duration until the last page, in which I was sad to see it end.

Amanda, Alex, Kristy and Heather were amazing characters! They all fit the roles perfectly and each one had flaws about them that made them as real as you and me. I really loved watching Kristy and Heather, sweet little 9 year olds, plotting to get their mom and dad together forever. The fact that Amanda and Alex had no clue it was their daughters helping things along made for an entertaining and enlightening read. A little match making from the sweeties was the perfect twist in this romantic love story.

I highly recommend this book with flying 5 stars! It’s not filled with the extremely detailed passion scenes that lots of books out there today are filled with. It keeps the reader interested with the humor and fun loving characters, and it’s a fast read. All things that readers love in a book like this. If you have never read a Karen Rose Smith book before, please, grab a copy of this adorable book and become a fan for life like me!

*This eBook was provided for review courtesy of the author*

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