Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Adventure in Parenthood by Dawn Atkins
Kink Level-No Kink
Reviewed by Kay
Aubrey has a popular blog where she chronicles all the outdoorsy challenges that she attempts. She is all about taking a risk. Dixon works for a charity organization and is all about being safe and stable. He avoids risks at all costs. When Dixon's brother and sister-in-law (who happens to be Aubrey's sister) die in a car crash, Dixon suddenly finds himself responsible for his 4 year old twin nieces. Aubrey wants to help too. As attraction builds between Dixon and Aubrey, so does the tension surrounding Aubrey's lifestyle. Can she help Dixon give the girls the stable life they need?
This book seemed rather formulaic. Take a risk-avoiding character and throw them together with a risk-taking character. Throw in two cute little kids. Add a dash of risk-related conflict. Mix well. Top with a sprinkle of predictable ending.
In general, I don't mind a predictable read. There's something comfortable in reading something new, but yet somehow familiar. However, I didn't like the ending. I just can't see the characters being happy in the long term. It seemed like too much of a huge change for one of the characters, rather than a compromise of sorts.