Our Kind of Love by Victoria Purman

Our Kind of Love by Victoria PurmanOur Kind of Love by Victoria Purman
Series: Boys of Summer #3
Published by Harlequin MIRA on November 1st 2014
Pages: 352
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Anna is… unexpected… unbelievable… unstoppable.
And unavailable.
Will what happened in Middle Point stay there?
Dr Anna Morelli rarely makes mistakes. But this one is big, bordering on huge. Somewhere between sunset and sunrise at the simple beachside wedding of two old friends, she’s cried in the ladies bathroom, danced to too many ABBA songs and survived the best, knock-your-socks-off one night stand in recorded history. Has she gone crazy? She’s supposed to be running from the disasters in her life, not creating more.
Award-winning journalist Joe Blake is back in Middle Point to lick his wounds after being dumped by his wife and sacked from his Sydney job on the same day. But after one incredible night with Anna, he finds he’ll need all his investigative skills to figure out why she won’t give in to their sizzling chemistry….

Which is essentially what the feel-good, HEAs all try to portray, and perhaps never more so here, which feels like the wrapping up of an era of sorts after three very rewarding books. Victoria Purman’s love for this fictional slice of South Australia is evident in the description of the lovely Middle Point and constant reminders she puts out of the simple pleasures that the folks there take in the smallest things.

‘Our Kind of Love’ reminds me of the continuing soft spot that I developed long ago for for Ms. Purman’s boys and girls in Middle Point and I’m sorry to see the trilogy come to an end. Joe’s and Anna’s story finally comes together in Purman’s uncomplicated by heartfelt prose, aided in a large part, by Lizzie/Dan and Ry/Julie in the previous 2 books. The path that they take to get together is a long and winding one stretching 300 pages, but an unsurprising one considering the number of issues that they each face.

The same down-to-earth candour and spontaneity that could be found in the previous 2 books are present here and my only complaint is Anna’s fixation on wanting children and preserving the family tradition seemed to override her feelings for Joe. I would appreciated some greater compromise on her part (and less cowardice really) and not have Joe only having the change of heart.