Starry Night By: Debbie Macomber
’Tis the season for romance, second chances, and Christmas cheer with this new novel from Debbie Macomber.
Carrie Slayton, a big-city society-page columnist, longs to write more serious news stories. So her editor hands her a challenge: She can cover any topic she wants, but only if she first scores the paper an interview with Finn Dalton, the notoriously reclusive author.
Living in the remote Alaskan wilderness, Finn has written a mega-bestselling memoir about surviving in the wild. But he stubbornly declines to speak to anyone in the press, and no one even knows exactly where he lives.
Digging deep into Finn’s past, Carrie develops a theory on his whereabouts. It is the holidays, but her career is at stake, so she forsakes her family celebrations and flies out to snowy Alaska. When she finally finds Finn, she discovers a man both more charismatic and more stubborn than she even expected. And soon she is torn between pursuing the story of a lifetime and following her heart.
Maybe sweet romances are just not for me? Are they supposed to be like Christian Fiction? I thought it was more a fade to black around the naughty bits? I just don’t know.
Apart from not understanding why the characters weren’t jumping each other’s bones if they were so infatuated with each other, the story was alright. Just alright.
Finn was a manly man surviving in the wilds of Alaska who found it easy not to jump into bed with someone who is very attractive and more than willing. Carrie was a real journalist stuck in the society pages who fell in love with the first manly man she met that wasn’t covered in oil.
The story was fine it just left me wanting and unsatisfied, surprisingly not the way the characters were feeling after marathon make out sessions.
I’ll be taking a break from Debbie Macomber until next year. If anyone can recommend me some of her Christmas books that are good that would be awesome!