Review: Miss Goody Two-Shoes by Charlotte Hughes
Note: This ARC was provided by Victory Editing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Kane Stoddard may not have always been a law abiding citizen but his checkered past is no excuse for being imprisoned for a crime he never committed. Three years later, his name has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the case and he goes off to find the letter sender who gave him hope and something to look forward for several months. When he finally meets Melanie Abercrombie, he's drawn to the woman behind the words that have been a beacon of sorts while in prison. But while Melanie is as attracted to Kane as he is to her, she's hesitant to start anything with him, especially since she feels they're completely wrong for each other. Can Kane show Melanie that what they potentially have is worth taking a chance on?
Miss Goody Two-Shoes is a standalone contemporary romance from bestselling author Charlotte Hughes. This was originally released under the title The Devil and Miss Goody-Two Shoes, which was published in 1994 under Bantam Books' Loveswept imprint, which I have quite a paperback collection of, and has been revised and updated for its re-release. The basic story line of a formerly incarcerated man wanting to meet the woman who wrote him letters while he was serving his time for a crime he didn't commit sparked my interest. Melanie Abercrombie's initial reaction to Kane Stoddard was realistic and while the two were attracted to each other soon after meeting, it took time for them to actually fall in love.
While the story itself was good, I felt that the resolution with as far as Mel's relationship with her estranged mother was concerned was lacking, as was the case with Mel's relationship with her younger sister Blair, a supporting character who had no redeeming qualities. Other than that, I don't really have any major complaints with either the writing or the character development. The steam level may be lacking for some readers, descriptive or explicit sex scenes aren't any absolute must in the romance novels I read. Overall, this was a pretty good read and a quick one at that, thought it did feel a bit lacking in terms of that certain something that would have made it a standout. Miss Goody Two-Shoes gets three stars. ♥
Release Date: 10 August 2015
Date Read: 05 August 2015
Learn more about Charlotte Hughes here.