An Uncommon Sense by Serenity Woods http://www.serenitywoodsromance.com/ has one of the most refreshing heroines I’ve read in a long time. On the outside Grace Fox is a prim school mistress in buttoned up cotton, but on the inside she’s wearing a black lace teddy and more ready than anyone suspects to have swear-out-loud sex with the right guy. Grace also says whatever she thinks. Literally. She has no filter. For me, this would be very bad, but since Grace has such a big heart and sweet spirit, her inevitable cringe-worthy offenses never last long and make her wonderfully endearing.
Grace is a skeptic in a relationship with a medium who looks like a Viking god. They both have acceptance issues, but the real challenge is winning over Ash’s teenage daughter. An Uncommon Sense is a heartfelt story with unexpected twists, laugh-out-loud humor, and delightful dialog that feels as real as any I’ve ever read. The writing is polished and sharply witty. Give it a try. You won’t be sorry.
To whet your whistle, here are a few lines (it was incredibly hard to narrow it down to a few!) from An Uncommon Sense:
He gave a short laugh. “You really have no control over what comes out of your mouth, do you?”
“Not when I’m nervous. It lands me in heaps of trouble.”
“I kind of like it. I don’t have to worry about what you’re thinking.”
“I can see how that might be appealing.”–Kindle Locations 319-323.
“She’s gone, Dad. And she’s not coming back. I know that. I don’t expect you to remain halibut forever.”
“Celibate,” he said.
“Whatever. You are allowed to love someone else, you know.”–Kindle Locations 504-507.
He wasn’t ready to open his heart to someone else yet. A bit of hot sex would be welcome, though.–Kindle Locations 534-536.
I’m trying to be cross with you, and you’re standing there like a real, live Viking god. Like Thor, god of the sky and thunder and…” Her voice trailed off.
“And…” His face told her he knew perfectly well.
“Yes, okay, it’s fertility, but don’t go getting any funny ideas. It wasn’t a Freudian slip or anything. Are you going to let me in or what?”–Kindle Locations 569-572.
“I don’t believe in astrology…” Grace stared at her. “How do you know?”
Jodi shrugged. “And you have Scorpio rising.” Her eyes twinkled. “Do you know what that means?”
“I don’t, and I have no interest in that sort of thing.” Grace studied Jodi irritably. Ten seconds passed before she added, “What does it mean?”–Kindle Locations 657-661.