October 21, 2010

Review: Sending Rupert Home by Tracy Fabre

Leanne Kendrick has turned down the womanizing English Lit professor, Rupert Arbery, countless times. She secretly has her eye on the photography instructor Noah Jaynes. Noah on the other hand doesn't have the guts to ask her out. He was hurt by his former wife who cheated on him countless times before her death. But even if he did, Leanne would turn him down too. Ten years ago Leanne was humiliated in front of her friends and family the night before her wedding when her ex decided that the easiest way to dump her was to bring a hooker to the rehearsal dinner.

One afternoon Noah comes into the library where Leanne works and asks her for help with a difficult microfilm reader. While getting Noah situated Rupert happens upon the pair and tells them he needs their help with a special project. Mystified they agree and Rupert runs off again.

What they learn the next day rocks them to the core. Rupert died the day before he approached them in the library. Beyond shocked they aren't expecting Rupert to show up again but when he does he explains that he needs their help to move on. Noah and Leanne embark on the mission with very little help from Rupert. The more the work together the more sparks fly but can they each overcome their own insecurities to find true love?

Sending Rupert Home was one of those reads that had me cheering as I turned the pages. I got so engrossed in the love lives of Noah and Leanne that I was flipping the pages late into the night. The book is a little bit mystery and a lot romance and Fabre weaves it all together in a very enjoyable read. I just wished there was a little more to Rupert's final task. It was a little bit anticlimactic but I understand that the story's focus was more on Noah and Leanne than Rupert so it's forgivable. This is a recommended read for anyone who loves contemporary romance.

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Enid Wilson said...

The womaniser becomes a ghost? That's rather unexpected. Thanks for the heads up. Definitely worth checking out.

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