Monday, August 16, 2010

Constant Craving: A Short Story by Kemberlee Shortland

Constant Craving: A Short Story by Kemberlee Shortland (Irish Pride Series). September 2010. Readers: Win one of 3 B&N Nook Readers - enter contest between August 2 and 29, 2010, at this website:

In a follow-up to the phenomenal novel, A Piece of My Heart, Mick and Kate are the proud parents of twins who are now six months old. They’ve become the proverbial harried parents. Kate is constantly exhausted from taking care of her two children plus a home, and Mick is constantly working on the “dream” home for his beloved wife, whom he adores. So why are they both so intensely cool with each other and yearning for a bed in which they only want to sleep?

“Constant Craving” reminds this reader a tad about “The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry, a story also about miscommunication and placing one’s preoccupations in places and things that belie the purpose behind them. For Mick and Kate clearly are not communicating what they really feel and think. There is no lessening of love, but the old adage is forgotten that you are lovers and best friends first, and parenting, jobs, etc. need to be placed in their appropriate second place.

Fortunately, they begin, through the sage advice of wiser, older heads, to realize what has gone awry. Intending to fix things, Mick veers from his normal routine in a way that increases Kate’s suspicions and even starts her thinking that maybe, just maybe, there’s someone else. This is definitely a different and intriguing plot of true love challenged anew! The story has a hot, surprising and lovely end that promises a different future for this engaging couple whose love can endure through all those moments, as long as they remember what’s behind that flaming, delightful passion.

“Constant Craving” is a lovely addition to A Piece of My Heart, which in addition to being a huge success is definitely awaiting another novel or several stories, at the very least!!!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Thanks for such a wonderful review. I'm so happy you enjoy my stories.