Breaking Ties

Breaking Ties - Jo Grafford Wow. I have to say that I've never read a book quite like this in terms of setting and context, but I'm so glad I did. Ms. Grafford certainly has a talent for description that carries you along and makes you feel like you're the one wearing the period clothing, tasting the food, and watching the ship slice through the water. I generally read fast-paced romantic suspense. This is a not that, but it is truly perfect at what it strives to be: an epic drama about a group of people who embody the timeless qualities of humanity: bravery and cowardice, kindness and treachery, hope and disappointment. And of course...romance. :)

There were times I was a bit lost as to who was who because the cast is quite large, but it wasn't a problem in the big picture. I loved Rose and totally rooted for her and the dreamboat Manteo. Oh, he's yummy.

At the end of the story I stayed up way past my bedtime because I couldn't put it down. Grafford tied the romance up neatly at the end with a HEA, which I so much appreciated. And I for one cannot WAIT to read Jane's story!