YEAR OF PUBLICATION : November 2021
PUBLISHER : Amazon Self Publishing
GENRE : Romance
SERIES : Under Kansas Skies #2
- Friends to Lovers
- Forced Proximity
- Forbidden Romance
- Single Parents
TRIGGER WARNING : Mention of Sexual Assault, Veteran Death
“𝑻𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒌𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒂𝒖𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒓 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒗𝒊𝒅𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒂 𝒓𝒆𝒗𝒊𝒆𝒘 𝒄𝒐𝒑𝒚 𝒊𝒏 𝒆𝒙𝒄𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒈𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒂𝒏 𝒉𝒐𝒏𝒆𝒔𝒕 𝒓𝒆𝒗𝒊𝒆𝒘.”
Nobody can surpass Leah Brunner’s ‘Under Kansas Skies’ when it comes to clean romances. A book stuffed with swoon-worthy kitchen moments, late-night conversations, and just a tinge of intrigue. Right from the prologue, I could gauge that I’d enjoy this book way more than I’d anticipated.
The way Leah has tackled a widow’s life struggles is commendable. Certain scenes tugged at my heart’s strings and made me weep silently, and then others made me laugh out loud, complete with snorting and giggles.
This book follows the story of Sophie, Madden’s sister, who is grieving the loss of her veteran husband. She wants to get out of her parents’ house, and hence, with her 3-year-old daughter Samantha, she agrees to move into the basement of a family friend, Dr. Drew Reed. Who, as fate would have it, is also a single parent.
The plot is captivating and light, nothing too intense. I particularly enjoyed the interactions between Sophie and the Widow’s support group. The group was a fresh and humourous aberration to the otherwise romantic and domestic setting of the book. Drew was a total sweetheart and the interactions between her and Sophie were the icing on the cake. The fact that it was a clean romance made me like it a tad bit more.
The character arc of Sophie was commendable and shown with a sense of empathy and sensitivity that increased my liking of this book ten-fold. Clean romance books generally lack the lull that makes them enjoyable for readers. However, this book was an exception. I read it in about 2 sittings.
To sum it all up, I would definitely be recommending this book to all who like to read swoon-worthy Romance novels.
𝚁𝙰𝚃𝙸𝙽𝙶 = ☆☆☆☆