Natasha Oakley - British Romance Author

Writer of tug-at-the-heartstrings, feel-good romance for Harlequin Mills & Boon

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Romantic Times Review

I'm writing hard today, tucked away in a world of my own making - but this is coffee-break-time and I've not been able to resist looking up the Romantic Times review of my December 'Silhouette Romance' release.

'Millionaire Dad: Wife Needed' is a special book for me because I managed to incorporate one of my personal interests - British Sign Language. There were moments during the birth of this book when I regretted the inclusion of a deaf child because it's tricky to write a 'conversation' when both participants are speaking with their hands!

Although all authors have to accept a review is subjective and just one person's opinion - it is *lovely* when they're nice!!!

Chosen to write the biography of human-rights activist Wendy Bennington, journalist Lydia Stanford is eager to begin, but the project's delayed when Wendy suffers a stroke. Then Lydia has to contend with Wendy's godson, multimillionaire businessman Nick Regan-Phillips, who makes no secret of his lack of trust in her. That changes while Wendy's recovering and Lydia's working on the book. But Lydia's as centered on her career as Nick's ex-wife was, which could be an obstacle. Natasha Oakley's Millionaire Dad: Wife Needed (4) has a clear, well-paced narrative, nicely rounded, colorful characters and a sweet, slow-building romance.

—Catherine Witmer

And doesn't it look beautiful in its latest incarnation as a 'Silhouette Romance'.

And here's the blurb on the back of the book.
Can she help the millionaire bond with his child ...?

Nick Regan-Phillips: a millionaire, whom the world assumes has it all ... but he's got a secret that he's kept from the world - he's a single dad. Nick's daughter, Rosie, is deaf. Nick missed the first five years of Rosie's life, but now she's come to live with him he's struggling to communicate with her ...

Lydia Stanford
: beautiful, courageous, award-winning journalist. And seemingly the only person who can help Nick forge a bond with his daughter ...

But when their fragile relationship is tested, will Lydia realize how much this millionaire dad really means to her - and needs her - before it is too late?


  • At 5:57 pm, Blogger Jopee said…

    Congratulations on a wonderful review, Natasha! It was a beautiful read :)

  • At 6:18 pm, Blogger Natasha said…

    Thanks, Jopee! Bogged down in a sticky part of my WIP that's just the kind of thing I like to hear! :)

  • At 3:26 am, Blogger allyblake said…

    Lovely review Natasha!

    And did you know that J M Barrie created the name Wendy when he wrote Peter Pan? I only found that out yesterday.

    Lovely read too as Jopee said. Well deserved. Good luck with your trickly part.


  • At 11:41 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    What a lovely cover! I do prefer the new covers to the orange ones they used to have but this one's especially pretty.


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