A Slower, Lower Leap by Lila Munro

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A Slower, Lower Leap by Lila Munro
Publisher: Rebel Ink Press, LLC
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full length (199 pages)
Heat Level: hot
Rating: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Fennel

When you’re the last man standing…

Not only was Logan Delaney the last of his siblings to remain unmarried and unsettled, his entire family believed he’d never find a wife. The baby of eight, he’s been dubbed an irresponsible player and told he’ll never amount to a hill of beans. And at one time, Logan may have been okay with those descriptions, but no more. On a quest to prove his worth, he’s spent the entire summer learning the family business, staying in at night, and saving his money. And if his family would stop meddling in his affairs and trying to dictate who he should and shouldn’t be seeing, he might just show them he’s found the one, Lizzy Jenkins.

And have a bad reputation to blame…

Elizabeth Jenkins had always known Logan Delaney existed, but he’d never so much as turned one glance her way until she handed him his butt on a silver platter in three sentences or less over the phone. After that it seemed at every turn there he was and the more she resisted the heat building between them, the bigger the fire got. Until his family interfered. And why wouldn’t they? Between Logan’s legacy and her baggage, they were a disaster in the making.

Can you be trusted with a fragile heart?

But Logan doesn’t run when he finds out about Colby. In fact, he embraces Lizzy’s special needs son and defies the advice of everyone urging him to leave Lizzy alone. But after one moment of weakness, Logan finds himself knee deep in a marriage complete with the little boy whose father bailed before his birth and Lizzy’s grandfather, who needs constant care as well. Then there’s the man who just might be the demise of it all.

Family is the thread running through Lila Munro’s A Slower, Lower Leap. From the superficial to the depths of a large loving family the threads, like silks in a tapestry, weave off in different directions and into different hues, including the betrayal of family, is also a big part of this complex tale.

Snaring a reader’s attention from the get-go is the aim of all writers and Ms. Munro managed to do that here. Only by the end of the first chapter her hero Logan left me cold and disilusioned. She certainly achieved what she set out to do, but perhaps not in the manner she intended.Logan is beginning to fight his all-out loser reputation of someone who is full of resentment, not prepared to listen to advice and resents his family’s attempt to help him clean up his act. Only the fact that I agreed to review A Slower, Lower Leap persuaded me to continue. If this seems harsh, it is not meant to be. Every reader is different, and all reviews are nothing more than a personal opinion at that moment in time. So I read on and I’m glad I did. Seeing Logan through Lizzie’s eyes redeemed him to me a lot, and soon I was rooting for him too.

Ms. Munro has opted to set A Slower, Lower Leap around a special needs little boy, and it is a joy to see how Lizzie and Logan face the hoops of ‘growing up and maturing’ that she puts them through.

Yes, there are some editing issues of wrong words and typos but the strength of the author’s writing allowed me to overlook those and immerse myself in the story. The settings are strong, and for the most past the writing is fluid. The emotional impact is breath-taking and carried me to the end of the story.

The final conflict of all the characters is flagged early in the tale and well drawn out, culminating in a dramatic finale.

Ms. Munro’s A Slower, Lower Leap is not an easy or smooth read, but it catches at your heartstrings and doesn’t let go. Her heroine, Lizzie has a complex background with strings attached. Strings she can’t share with anyone if she wants to keep the one person that makes her life worthwhile. And yet family, in all its complex shades, is an integral part of Ms. Munro’s story and make for a long list of cast members.

For readers who enjoy family orientated romance, this is a book worth serious consideration.

Comments

  1. Thank you for hosting

  2. Mary Preston says:

    “Family oriented romance”, that’s quite descriptive and gives me a good idea of the type of read I’m in for. I like that.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

  3. Catherine says:

    As a reader, I appreciate a thoughtful and honest review. Thank you for that. I like Lila’s writing and will add this to my TBR pile. I’m not usually a reader of family-oriented romance but I’ll give this a read.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  4. Rita Wray says:

    After reading the review I think I will enjoy the book very much.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

  5. Lyra Lang says:

    Thank you for the honest review, I like a family oriented romance!

    lyra.lucky7 at gmail dot com

  6. nice review

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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