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I Can Make You Love Me by Karen White-Owens


Cover art: I Can Make You Love Me Reviewer: Lori Graham
Title: I Can Make You Love Me
Author: Karen White-Owens
Publisher: Dafina (Kensington)
ISBN-13: 978-0-7582-2959-5
Release Date: October 2009
Genre/Sub-genre: Contemporary Romance
Year/Setting: Current/California
Overall Rating: 3.0
Sexual Content Rating: Sensual with a bit of "Spicy"
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: Mild
Violent Content Rating: None
Karen's Website: www.karenwhiteowens.com

Wynn Evansís first marriage didnít end the way she thought it would. Her husband found a much younger woman and didnít hesitate to leave. To care of her young sons, she started her own company and was doing quite well. She still hadnít introduced another man into her life but concentrating on two young boys and a growing young business takes a lot out of a woman.

Imagine how fun it would be though to meet a man who once was a boy you baby-sat long ago one day over coffee. Catching up is quite fun until you realize that this younger man is asking you out on a date. Since it has been awhile since any man has looked twice at you, the opportunity to just enjoy a man seems really great. A casual relationship with a man younger than you might not be all bad. To top it off, Adam is handsome and very well to do. He is sweet and thoughtful and caring and funny andÖso much more.

There were so many parts of the story that I really enjoyed and I found myself wishing that more men treated their significant others with the care Wynn received. However, that same wish made it such that I found it difficult to believe he would last. Kind of a double edged sword. I also struggled a bit with a few scenes that seemed rather immature for a woman of Wynnís age Ė namely when she had a disagreement with another woman who wanted Adam. I also found it a bit difficult to relate to how quickly Wynn was able to overcome their age difference which was magnified by the fact she once baby-sat him. I had difficulty imagining some of the boys I babysat and putting myself in that position. I also had trouble as a mother relating to the boys. There just didnít seem to be enough development of their characters.

All in all, it is very well worth the read and truly gave you some sighing moments. I just found that there really wasnít enough depth for me. It would be a great read to keep in your purse for those moments when you can grab some time from another event in your life and need to keep entertained.


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