When Katrina “Kat” Vallia, an idealistic if somewhat naive 20-something American pediatrician travels halfway across the globe to volunteer in a poor African village, she looks at it as a means of closure. Following a bitter breakup with her unfaithful boyfriend, she decides to throw herself into her work without any distractions from a man. That’s until she encounters Dr. Julian Kiron, a handsome, career driven pediatric oncologist. Even though she tries to fight it, Kat finds herself falling deeply for him; until she painfully realizes that they both want totally different things from life. Not willing to compromise for the other, they sadly say goodbye, cutting all ties.
Five years later, Kat’s happy world is turned upside down when she is given devastating news. She must now confront her past and the secret she’s harbored for years. But will saving the one she loves most also rekindle the love she let slip away?
In addition to being a really great romance The Exception To The Rule is a heart wrenching look at the plight of children's health care in Africa. The first 1/3 of the book taking place in Nigeria.
I know that there have are people on both sides of the book written in first person debate and I kinda walk the fence on this one, The Exception To The Rule is written in first person from the POV of Kat. While first person is not my preferred point of view in most cases I enjoyed Ms. Rinyu's work a great deal. I felt it had a powerful story and characters that had depth. This was a total 4 tissue book for me not just once but on at least 4 occasions I found myself sniffing away a tear.
Ms. Rinyu gives us a roller coaster of emotions throughout the book and keeps things going right to the end. I enjoy the chance I get to review some of these indy authors and share with you the chance to check them out for yourself. I rated this as a kissing book even though the book does contain a couple of sexual situations they are all handled in a behind closed doors fashion. So if you are looking for a good old fashion cry your eyes out romance then you will enjoy The Exception To The Rule.
About the Author:
Ever since I can remember, I have always enjoyed Creative Writing. There was always something about being able to travel to a different place or become a different person with just the stroke of a pen - or in today's world a touch of the keyboard.
I have been writing poetry for years and finally got the inspiration to write my very first novel about a year and a half ago. Once I started the idea's kept flowing, my fingers kept typing - and here it is! It's a beautiful love story that focuses on so many different relationships: the love of a man and a woman, a parent and a child, friendships and those that are not bound to us by blood but by love. So, I'm hoping all of you get as much enjoyment reading this as I did writing it!
Oh and here's a little bit about bit me - my life is not as interesting as the story or the characters in it, but then again whose life is? I was born and have lived in New Jersey my whole life. I'm a mom of twin teenage boys, a teenage stepson, a crazy Border Collie and a cat with an identity crisis! I guess you can say writing is my form of Calgon! I am married to a wonderful guy - but we'll keep that between us, I don't want him getting a big head! Thanks for taking the time to learn about my book and me! If you decide to read it (and I hope you do!) please be sure to go on and review it for me - yes, even if you don't like it!
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