TAPPIN' ON THIRTY
First-person point of view is an excellent choice for this novel. Even as main characters narrate events, readers are kept in limbo as the author tantalizes us with the wishy-washy ways of ex-lovers. As the heroine nears 30, she has several well-rounded characters adding confusion to the decisions affecting her future. Dow definitely commands our attention, especially with an "oh no!" plot twist.
Successful attorney Taylor
is the black sheep of her deeply religious family. Her parents are thrilled when her old boyfriend re-enters her
life, although he has a girlfriend. Still, Taylor thinks they should be together, at least until she has a date with Devin.
Their chemistry is undeniable, and Taylor's the first to capture Devin's heart since his bitter divorce. Now her upcoming birthday will be more than a big party. It will be her chance to make one of the toughest decisions in her life -- one she never expects. (Dafina, Feb., 304 pp., $14.00)