Book Review - No Ordinary Bloke by Mary Whitney


I’m not a philosophical kind of bloke, but I know something about luck. A childhood on the wrong side of advantage will teach you that. It’s all a matter of chance. It’s both your circumstances and the chances you take. So I've always been a gambler and a ladies man — they love me and I love them. Now I've found one like no other — an American, Allison Wright. When I met her, the fates were on my side, but too soon I learned the odds were against me.


I absolutely loved this book. I love everything the author has published, so I wasn't surprised with how well written this story was. Very few books actually bring me to tears, but this one did… several times. I really enjoyed the character growth of David from the previous books, but even more so his growth in this book because he was in love.

The romance between David and Allison was well done and I enjoyed that it took time to unfold. The challenges that kept them apart were realistic and felt natural and Whitney does an amazing job of getting the reader to feel right along with the characters.

This entire book was written from David’s POV (except the epilogue) and I felt that really worked for this story. I recommend this for anyone who loves British heroes, well written romance, or fabulous characters.

MATURITY RATING - 18+ a little steamy


Mary Whitney blames Laura Ingalls Wilder and Margaret Mitchell for her obsession with romance novels. At an early age, Mary fell in love with the Little House series and its dreamy hero, Almanzo Wilder, who only wanted Laura to be Laura. Like many women, Mary later graduated to the ultimate, tall and dark bad boy, Rhett Butler, who loved Scarlett despite her flaws.

Mary has lived around the U.S., and after a first career in the non-profit world and politics, she's settled in Northern California with her husband and daughters. She spends her days writing characters she hopes somehow capture the romance of Rhett and Scarlett and Almanzo and Laura. She's a firm believer in what Rhett says to Scarlett: "You should be kissed, and often, and by someone who knows how.




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