Reviewer: Danielle Mason
Title: The Countess of Suburbia
Author: Gabrina Garza
Publisher: Amber Quill Press, LLC
Release Date: October 2007
Genre/Sub-genre: Romantic Comedy
Year/Setting: Summer 2007
Overall Rating: 4.0
Sexual Content Rating: Subtle
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: Mild
Violent Content Rating: None
Gabrina's Website: www.gabrina.com
She's known for five years that her husband, Richard, was sleeping with Therese. After all this time, Miranda had finally had enough when she found the Valentines Day card in his pocket. So, to get back at him and to let him know she was done, Miranda bought a billboard advertisement on one of the main streets where she knew Richard would see it.
After the billboard, Miranda and her twins start to live the "single" parent life. She didn't have a job but was looking and one day while with her kids in the park, Miranda ran into Garic Wenham, a man who would change her life. Garic turns out to be a well known photographer. After meeting Garic, she starts thinking about getting back into doing art. Its what her passion is and what she really wants to do with her life. Together Miranda and Garic not only enter a mural contest but they also help one another to defeat their personal demons. Garic's demon being a deceased fiance and Miranda's being a single mother of twins and having a dead beat of an ex-husband.
I loved the way that Garic and Miranda complimented one another. They were opposites but in the way that opposites attract and make something good. Miranda was Garic's light while Garic was Miranda's reality. The way the story was written was also great. I loved how the two of them together, even when they weren't getting along, helped each other through problems. They just understood what the other wanted or needed. A very good compliment on how a relationship between two people should be and feel like.
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