Ace Journey is a Texan that calls himself a confirmed bachelor. He’s at a function when he sees Gabriella Appleby. They had an altercation prior to this function. Gabby is a plus-size model from New Jersey who has a mother that she takes care of. I can identify with Gabby in that I’m not model thin and I’ve always taken care of my parents. And I can almost understand her attitude problem.
Ace has come to New Jersey on business and Gabby has agreed to meet him at a Jewish Deli. I love the name Patricia gave the deli – Rumpernooks. I would love to know the type of research Patricia may have done for this scene. Gabby is showing Ace the difference between bagels from Texas and a true Jewish bagel.
Patricia makes Gabby’s mother something of a clinging vine. You have to feel sorry for Gabby. My own mother was different from Gabby’s. My mother had a severe stroke and it was a lot of time and energy to work a full time job and then to be her caregiver. I had a good support system at my job. I was able to take the time needed to see to her care. But reading Patricia’s story, Gabby doesn’t have that support. Plus I get the impression that the mother likes being the center of attention.
Patricia has made a teaser of a book trailer on YouTube, http://youtube/UH7Hkl9a5cg. Now this book does cover spanking and there is a quick scene in the trailer. There are explicit scenes but they are done tastefully. I also love that each book is a stand-alone since I haven’t read the first book yet. If you haven’t read any of this series yet, you can stop by Patricia’s web site, http://patriciagreenbooks.com/journey-family-series/, to check out what books are out now and which book is coming out this Fall. I hope you will give this series a try. I’m looking forward to reading the others.