Friday, February 22, 2013

Review: Blue Sky by Melissa Lemon

First, the synopsis:

Sunny is bereaving the sudden death of her parents. Lewis is a homeless runaway seeking shelter in Sunny's basement from an early winter storm. When they unexpectedly meet, Sunny wants nothing more than to kill him. After a bizarre hostage situation and a poker game, Sunny realizes that Lewis isn't out to hurt her. Their initial distaste turns to friendship and love, but Sunny isn't keen on starting a relationship with a man she knows so little about. Lewis is loyal, and his patience paramount. Sunny is hesitant but her love runs deep and true. They are separated unwillingly, and must struggle and face overwhelming odds to find each other again.

My Thoughts:

You might be familiar with Melissa Lemon, author of Cinder and Ella and Snow Whyte and the Queen of Mayhem. Her wildly popular fairy tale twists are a ton of fun. This month, Melissa has released her latest novel, a clean romance, Blue Sky.

I have to say, I enjoyed the premise of the book--I can't think of a time when I've ever seen the romantic interest be a homeless man--and I feel Melissa carried it out well. The juxtaposition of the main characters' home lives made me grateful for the upbringing I've had and the stability and love I hope to give to my children. It also fostered empathy for someone who doesn't come from a similar background.

But don't worry, it's not all down and depressing. It's funny and cute and there's some great chemistry between the characters. My favorite character, though, was Jack--who doesn't love the hilarious brother with a big heart.

Melissa Lemon's novel Blue Sky is well worth the read!  It is available at Amazon. You can connect with Melissa on her Facebook Page,  Twitter, and on GoodReads

To learn more, visit her blog
About Melissa Lemon:

Melissa has had many imaginary friends (and enemies) since she was a child. Her vivid imagination had her writing stories and jotting down book ideas for years until she finally sat down and finished a novel. She is married to an awesome man and the proud mother of three children. Music is also an important part of her life and she shares time with her music students teaching them piano, cello or guitar. Melissa is a graduate of the University of Utah and currently resides in the Salt Lake area.