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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Review of Turtle Soup by Danielle Thorne

The orginal of this review is posted at Single Titles CataRomances

Title: Turtle Soup
Author: Danielle Thorne
Publisher: Awe-Struck Publishing
Author website: Danielle Thorne
# of pages: 161 pages
Genre: Contemporary romance
Release Date: August 30, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-58749-183-2
Reviewed by: MarthaE

Blurb: Sea turtles may be endangered but after an encounter with marine biologist, Jack Brandon, nothing will stop Sara Hart from naming her deli Turtle Soup. When Jack takes a job at the nearby Georgia Aquarium, Sara finds the environmental poster boy at her door, hungry and carrying a chip on his shoulder. Neither thinks the other has what it takes, until a scuba class reveals what lies beneath the surface. It will take food, friends, and a little help from Mother Nature, to help them see that making a difference isn’t all numbers and glory. It must begin with love.

REVIEW: Sara has saved and planned for many years to set up her own deli in Atlanta. She has found a spot just a few blocks away from the Georgia Aquarium. Sara names her eatery “Turtle Soup” after she learns that the rude, arrogant fellow she met at the airport is Jack Brandon who heads the Aquarium exhibit for the endangered sea turtles.

Jack is a pretty hard headed marine biologist who spends part of his time managing the Sea Turtle foundation and exhibit and part of his time relaxing in the Caribbean away from the noisy rush of Atlanta. He doesn’t have time to deal with a snappy lady who doesn’t seem to respect his beloved turtles!

Sara lost her parents to a drowning car accident when she was young. Jack has suffered a loss too. Both characters are pretty self reliant, slow to trust and reluctant to share about their pasts. They start out like oil and water that just won’t mix. Fate has other plans in mind for them though if cupid can just get his arrows past their prickly protective shells! As they face their fears, their spicy antagonism slowly turns into sweet passion. But there are rough waves along the way before they can have smooth sailing!

The battle between these strong and well defined characters is fun to follow! As a plus, the author presents lots of scuba detail through Sara’s lessons with Jack and his fellow instructors. This is a very entertaining, hate turned to love, sweet romance! I highly recommend this story as a fun read and look forward to reading more books by Ms. Thorne!

CymLowellThis is my Tuesday R&R review at SaSR.


  1. Congrats, Danielle! Sounds like a promising read.

  2. Great review. Congratulations Danielle!!!

  3. Thanks Dee and Anne for commenting and congratulating Danielle on her good book!

  4. Great review! Love the cover. This is a new author for me...will be adding it to my Wishlist. =)

    ~ Lori

  5. This sounds like a fun, easy, read! I don't know if I would want to eat at a deli named Turtle Soup, Kinda conjures up gross things--unless I am missing something, ha!

    Thanks for partying!


  6. Love your review! Contemporary romances are so much fun to read.

  7. I've read this, as well, and agree - Ms. Thorne is a writer to watch. The title makes total sense when you read the story. :)



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