[Review] Blurring the Lines (Invitation to Eden Series) by Roni Loren

Posted 11 August, 2014 by DLWhite in Reviews, Writers Read 0 Comments

Blurring the Lines Book Cover Blurring the Lines
Invitation to Eden
Roni Loren
Romance, Paranormal
Amazon Digital Services
August 4, 2014

A year has passed since Gretchen lost her fiancé, but she still can’t sleep. Or paint. And her new home in New Orleans is either haunted or she’s finally going crazy. 

Her bet is on the latter. 

So when her best friend, Burke, offers to sweep her away to a private luxury island for a break, she can’t say no. Maybe if she can be someone else for a few days, the ghosts of the past will quiet. At least for a little while. 

Burke knows what she’s going through. She lost her fiancé, but he lost family. He gets her in a way no else can. But lately she’s noticing things she shouldn’t about her former fiancé’s younger brother—his sexy smirk, that spicy Cajun accent, and the way he looks at her when he thinks she’s not paying attention. A week alone with him? Dangerous. If she blurs the lines between them, she could ruin the only friendship that means anything to her. She could ruin it all. 

But the island of Eden has its own agenda. The island knows what you need. That’s what the invitation says. She just never imagines it will grant her the one wish that could destroy them both. 

Contemporary Romance with a Paranormal Twist 

*Part of the Invitation to Eden multi-author series but can be read as a standalone.

What’s that quote from some sappy romance, or something….”You make me wanna be a better man.” Roni Loren makes me want to be a better writer. 

There’s something about cracking open a book and feeling the heat of New Orleans, hearing the creak of an old, probably haunted house, sensing the hint of spirits swirling… It’s this vivid imagery coupled with her distinctive style that always let’s me know I’m going to enjoy a Roni Loren novel. This book in particular was a slight departure from her regular erotic romance story line into something new, a touch darker and more mysterious. 

Roni says she always wanted to write a ghost story and never got the chance. Well, cher…(wink) you’ve gone and done it. 

Blurring the Lines is beautifully, magically written, featuring a touch of paranormal but in a way that’s more comforting than scary. The island knows what you need, and both Gretchen and Burke find just what they need on Eden. This is also a classic friends-to-lovers romance, featuring two strong characters destined to be together, if only they could let go of the bond that they think connects them. 

The story is paced well with tasteful yet SPICY love scenes and culminates in a satisfying ending. It’s so hard to end a story and not fall into cliche… This ending makes me smile. 

As always, a great read from Roni and YAY a sneak peek at the January release! Can’t wait!

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