Review of Love’s Funny That Way by Pamela Burford

Four high school friends make a marriage pact. If any of them are still unmarried by age thirty the rest of the group has to find a suitable partner for her, and she must stick with the choice for at least three months before moving forward or calling it quits. Since Raven Muldoon turns thirty first, and she’s still not married, the three other girls choose Brent as her match.

Granted, this story was a little silly. It certainly wasn’t terrible, but the idea that any thirty-year-old career woman would continue to date a womanizing cheater like Brent for the entire three months just because she promised to do it over a decade prior was a little too difficult for me to believe. Yet, without this, there’d be no story. It’s what they do in television and in movies, and it’s done in books. Without a little implausibility, there’d be no books, TV shows or movies, so I got past that.

This is a short book. I read it in less than a day. It’s also definitely not a “clean” romance. There are some explicit sex scenes here. In fact, at one point the sex scene went on for several pages, so readers who are uncomfortable with this might want to be aware of it.

Overall, reading this book isn’t a bad way to spend a few hours by the pool. I just grabbed another one of the author’s books so it compelled me to read on.

4 of 5 Stars, Review by Susan Barton