The Merry-Go-Round

Donna Fasano. CreateSpace, $9.49 ISBN 978-1-4536-8801-4
Fasano (Following His Heart) plays it safe in her aptly titled novel about lawyer Lauren Flynn’s romantic crisis. With her divorce from hunky charmer Greg finally complete, Lauren is free to move on. At least that’s the advice she gets from her receptionist, Norma Jean. Lauren isn’t so sure, especially since the barn that she received as part of the divorce settlement seems to have strings attached. The supposedly worthless piece of property comes with a valuable vintage merry-go-round—and since Greg has no home or income, he’s living there. Lauren ignores all the sexual sparks that ignite whenever Greg is around; the financial catastrophe he caused obscures her obvious love for him. Meanwhile, she follows Norma Jean’s advice and begins dating. Disaster ensues, of course. Like the eponymous ride, Fasano’s plot is mildly entertaining, safe, and predictable. Fans of cotton-candy characters might enjoy this one, but others will wish that barn housed an antique roller coaster instead. (BookLife)
Reviewed on: 06/22/2015
Release date: 07/01/2010
Genre: Fiction
Paperback - 344 pages - 978-1-939000-27-9
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