Somebody to Love – Sheryl Browne

Somebody to Love

Publisher: Safkhet Soul

Synopsis from Amazon:

After that idiot of a husband ran off with that broomstick of a girl, single-mom Donna thinks there’s no sunshine in her future. What she needs now is a hunk of a guy who loves her and her three-legged dog with no complications.

Solution? Call the police.

Mark is a single dad with two big worries – protect and serve, and his autistic son Karl. Desperately he wants someone who’ll love him and his son without question and with no complications. He’s been hurt before and Karl needs stability – not short dates. So he’ll do anything for his kid – even lie to protect him.

Can these two get it together and get together? Is Mark the hunk Donna needs? Is Donna the rock Mark can lean on? If they look hard enough, they’ll find Somebody to Love

My thoughts:

Donna O’Connor has divorced her cheating, controlling husband and lives with her beloved teenage son Matt, her 3 legged dog Sadie and a lovable hungry rabbit, Findus – who seems to spend most of his life under the kitchen table looking for food.

Whilst out shopping one day, instead of getting a parking ticket she gets a date with a hunky policeman, Mark Evans. However the course of true love never does run smooth and both Donna and Mark face misunderstandings galore in their quest for true love.

Mark has an autistic 6 year old son, Karl. Mark is a single dad and is trying to juggle looking after Karl with the help of a carer when an assistance dog, Starbuck, comes into their lives and what follows is a genuine heartwarming story about how much of a difference the unconditional love of an animal can make to a boy like Karl.

This was a warm and funny, if sometimes frustrating story about two people trying to find genuine love, both having been hurt in the past. Can they both trust each other enough to overcome their fears?

This was the first book that I had read by Sheryl Browne but I’m pleased to say it was a very enjoyable read. From the cover picture, I was expecting a light-hearted and fluffy read but the story has more depth to it in the way it deals with issues that could affect any of us such as increasingly forgetful parents and children that require special attention and care. The characters were well written and believable and so very human with their fears and worries. I felt both sympathy and frustration with Donna, when her feelings of inadequacy and her stubbornness threatened to sabotage her chance of happiness. There were times when I thought the storyline seemed a little far fetched but that certainly didn’t matter to me. If you’re looking for a deeper romantic read with some laughs along the way, then I would recommend that you give this a try. I would certainly read further books by this author.

My rating 4/5

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  1. 23rd September 2013 / 10:36 am

    What a lovely FAB review!!! Thank you so very much! As you have gathered, this is one that is very close to my heart. I am always so thrilled and humbled when readers "get it", which was really important where Karl was concerned. You obviously did and I truly appreciate you taking the time to read and share. Happy bunny!! 🙂 xx

    • 23rd September 2013 / 12:11 pm

      Thank you for taking the time to comment Sheryl, I'm so pleased that you liked my review. Your PAT dog Sadie looks adorable (as do your other doggie family members). Kx

  2. 24th September 2013 / 5:55 pm

    I loved this story Karen, I'm so glad you enjoyed it too.

    • 24th September 2013 / 8:47 pm

      Thank you Lindsay, I thought of you when I started reading about Findus!

  3. 19th October 2013 / 7:31 am

    I've 'just' discovered Sheryl too – this is on my kindle tbr shelf !

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