Review: Our Kind of Love by Victoria Purman


Title: Our Kind of Love {Boys of Summer #3}

Author: Victoria Purman

Published: Mira: Harlequin November 2014

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Status: Read from November 02 to 03, 2014 — I own a copy   {Courtesy the publisher/netgalley}

My Thoughts:

Our Kind of Love is the third and final book in Victoria Purman’s wonderful coastal romance trilogy, The Boys of Summer, set on the Fleurieu Peninsula of South Australia.

This sweet and sexy installment sees Joe, Lizzie’s brother, who has recently returned to Middle Point after his wife left him for his best mate on the same day that he was made redundant from his job as an investigative newspaper journalist, fall hard for Dr Anna Morelli, a ‘good Italian Catholic girl’ reeling after discovering her husband has been cheating on her for most of their marriage, who breaks all of her own rules when she spends the night with Joe after Ry and Julia’s wedding.

Joe and Anna’s story is all about giving love a second chance. There is plenty of chemistry between them, illustrated by a couple of toe-curling encounters, but their romantic path is strewn with obstacles. With the romance genre, it’s important to me that I believe in the reasons for conflict between the couple. I felt that Purman managed this well, creating realistic emotional and practical issues to divide Joe and Anna, and as the story is set over a period of about nine months or so, the relationship is given the time to evolve naturally.

I love that Julia and Ry (Nobody But Him), and Lizzie and Dan (Someone Like You) play such a big part in this novel. It’s lovely to see how their relationships have developed past their ‘happy ever after’ endings.

Our Kind of Love is a delightful read and I have enjoyed the romance, drama, humour and heat that has characterised the trilogy. I’m a little sad to say goodbye to The Boys of Summer but I am excited to learn what we can expect next from Victoria Purman.

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Deborah
    Nov 05, 2014 @ 17:41:44

    Sounds like an interesting series – great that the author could sustain the quality throughout!



  2. Patty
    Nov 06, 2014 @ 08:50:21

    Sometimes a touch of romance is just what we need! This series sounds…hmmm…romantic!



  3. yvonne473
    Nov 06, 2014 @ 14:18:34

    This sounds really good.



  4. thebookdate
    Nov 06, 2014 @ 15:35:51

    I am enjoying this one Shelleyrae, a great Australian romance trilogy. I think next year I need to do an Australian author challenge as I have read quite a few this year. Thanks to you and Sheree at the Eclectic Reader!



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