SWEETER THAN TEMPTATION
Need a chocolate treat that saves the calories? Hudson-Smith's fairy tale may be sweet enough to do the trick. She builds this romance with an orthodoxy that complements most Christians' worldviews and Prince Charming seems so cute. However, it comes across as
too preachy in spots, and unfulfilling
in others. Joshua's confession of love to Rain isn't experienced, but written in a reverie. Why? Too many minor characters take away from creating a memorable romance novel.
As their relationship develops, Joshua discovers that Rain has perched him on a pedestal so high he can't help but fail her. Once he falls, will she see him for the man he is or will her prejudice keep them apart? (Kimani/Arabesque, Oct., 320 pp., $6.99)