To begin, I must copy the synopsis. It is simple, yet it says it all. “A reclusive pilot’s seclusion in his wilderness cabin is interrupted by a novice mother and her adopted twin babies. Soon he finds seclusion isn’t what it’s cracked up to be.” If anyone is not captured by these words, I dare not ask what interests you. I first read this brief description about a month before I put in my book request. I was sold on ‘wanting’ to read it, but I was not sure if I wanted to read something that had the potential to be cheesy. I have read many books like this that either bored me to tears, or they were so cheesy I felt queasy. I know, I know, that rhymed! The point I am trying to make is, Lani’s Makeshift Family written by Lori Avocato is worthy of being read.
Lani Cabbot, new mother to adopted twin girls, finds herself stranded and in need of a hero. She, and her babies, after being involved in a scary car accident find refuge in an abandoned cabin. Lani believes the cabin to be abandoned until Nick Hunter shows up. Their first meeting is absolutely hilarious. There may, or may not, be a brief moment where Lani believes she killed Nick. Please read to find out what happens. All I can say is this, I never want to be greeted by Lani Cabbot the way Nick Hunter was!
Avocato wrote a very sweet, funny, and tragic love story. Nick’s story unfolds throughout the entire book, and each detail is gut-wrenching. My one complaint is that this story arc has been written about so many times people may pause and ask, “Where is the creativity?” However, Avocato twisted the plot just enough for the story to be highly enjoyable. I loved it, and Nick, even if I have seen this plot before. Do not let this stop you from reading Lani’s Makeshift Family.
This short 206 page story is a quick and easy read; a read that will leave every reader sighing, and then smiling at the end. I was sorry to see it end, yet I was happy to be there to see how Lani and Nick (and the cutest twins) began their “makeshift” family.
Contemporary Sweetheart Rosebud
Page Count: 204
A reclusive pilot’s seclusion in his wilderness cabin is interrupted by a novice mother and her adopted twin babies. Soon he finds seclusion isn’t what it’s cracked up to be.