Dobson lets her characters develop the story, while she
fills in the rest. She uses a bare-bones sketch, featuring
a dashing Regency hunk, Milo, Lord Grafton, and a sweet
young debutante, Lady Celeste Sutterfield. Kylie maps out
the direction to bring them together. Too bad Milo refuses
to cooperate, no matter what she tries to write. It’s so
difficult she hears him disagreeing with her, and the next
thing you know, he’s sitting across from her and flirting!
Kylie is sure that she’s losing her mind from working too
hard to meet her deadline.
is swept into the past, Milo continues to pursue her
romantically, no matter how hard she tries to dissuade him.
She created him for Miss Sutterfield, not to mention he’s a
fictitious character! Milo is a gentleman with more than
his fair share of stubbornness and a bag of naughty tricks
to convince Kylie that she’s the woman for him, and not the
insipid miss she keeps pushing his way. Kylie struggles to
keep her head and heart, while fighting against becoming a
character in her own story. There’s also a subplot
involving a murder twist, which means everyone is in danger,
including Milo and
I felt that Resplendence Publishing author Ms. Kelly Kirch
has a special gift for lively and ingenious storytelling. I
suspect every author and reader has fantasized about having
their favorite book or character come to life. More
Than Words boldly and convincingly takes the plunge
and makes our wildest wishes come true. There’s a splash of
Agatha Christie, a touch of Jane Austen and a sprinkle
Georgette Heyer in this story with enough contemporary
mischief from our 21st century author/heroine.
When Kylie and Milo hit the sheets, it is thunder,
lightening, and so racy that all the build up was more than
worth it. I would have liked more period details, but there
was enough here to do the setting and plot justice. More
Than Words reminded me why I remain a fan to
time-travel and historical genres.