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May 5, 2011

The Cougar Club - Butterfly Kisses by Lizzie T. Leaf


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Title: The Cougar Club - Butterfly Kisses
Author: Lizzie T. Leaf
Genre: Cougar/Contemporary/Romance
Length: 118 pgs.
Reviewed by: Gray Dixon

RATINGS FOR:
Cover: 4.5
Presentation: 4.5
Editing: 4.5
Story: 4.5
Writing Ability: 4.5

Overall Card Rating: 4.5


About The Book:
Tony’s secret crush on his favorite artist has become reality. Problem is, she’s also the mother of one of his employees, as well as his friend.

Susan’s life has been fine without a man. Why did her son have to bring home one that makes her wish she were twenty years younger?

Will their age difference ruin their chance at love, or is it just lust that draws them to each other?

The Review:
This is the first time reading the series by Lizzie T. Leaf, The Cougar Club. What a delight. Butterfly Kisses has a double meaning, as the reader will find out, and the author crafted the discovery very well.

Anthony Roberts, or Tony as he prefers to be called, is a high-powered lawyer and comes from an affluent family. He has his own personal problems with family and on Thanksgiving weekend ends up spending the time with one of his junior lawyer’s family instead of his own. Much to his surprise, the mother of his friend and employee turns out to be his crush, an artist he saw on television and collects her works. Instantly smitten, he acts like a school boy around the fascinating woman creating some very funny moments.

The affair between Tony and Susan evolves over several months and even though both come from two different worlds, they work. Susan has doubts because of the age difference, but she can’t get over the feelings developing. Insecurities by both surface and test their growing love. Near the end, the reader is left with the question of the relationship working. Tony is determined to win Susan back, but will he? Counsel from an old friend sets him on the path to reconcile with her and I was rooting for it. Therein is one of the small problems I had with the story. The ending was so rushed. Ms. Leaf tied up all the loose ends in one short last chapter as if the word count was reached and had to stop the story immediately. I wanted to read more.

Overall, I enjoyed this story immensely, only wished the ending were different. I look forward to reading more from this author and will search them out.

Pagan Elements: N/A 

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