The Diplomatic Tutor
by Sandra Elzie
Quote: "Jennifer, you had a deciding role in her selection, so I wanted you to know how much progress she had made with Kelsey."~ Trenton pg.72
Started: Oct. 24, 2012
Finished: Oct. 28, 2012
232 pages, hardcover
From the cover:
When Natalie Holmes accepts a position to tutor Kelsey, the five-year-old daughter of a British diplomat, she never expected to be the one put to the test. She never expected to fall in love with the child or her handsome father. She fights the attraction since she knows he could never love a coal miner's daughter from West Virginia.
Trenton Lancaster is a widower with strict mandates concerning the safety and education of his daughter. Natalie and Trenton immediately clash, but he can't resist her homespun simplicity and intelligence, and she falls in love with his strength of character and devotion to Kelsey.
When Natalie thoughtlessly breaks a rule, she thinks she'll surely be fired. Only Trenton's growing attraction for Natalie and her obvious devotion to Kelsey convince him to retain her services.
Each must change, but when the prize is living happily ever after, it's worth any risk and sacrifice.
I'll be nice and just say this book wasn't for me. I was hoping for a change from what I've been reading and while it was exactly that, it was completely ....boring. No mystery. No suspense. No real plot. Romance? Well, I guess that depends on what you'd consider romance. For me, no.
I will give it that it was an easy read with a cute little girl character. I just think giving away pretty much any chance of a mystery at around page 5 just ruins the whole book. Seriously, by the second chapter I knew they would end up together(no subtle hints), and who the bad guy/girl was. The character just screamed "Hey, it's me!!!" If I hadn't had 100 other things to do this weekend, I probably could have finished the entire book in less than 2hrs.