Stripping to pay her way through
college is just another sacrifice Lola Bordenaux is willing
to make if it means she will be able to create a life for
herself after years of abuse in the foster care system. The
last person she expects to find staring as she shakes her
God given gifts is Peter Koss, the same professor who was
willing to kick her out of the microbiology program because
of her lack of focus. A fluke accident sends Lola to the ER
and right into Koss’ arms where she’s able to experience for
the first time in her life unconditional love.
A child prodigy whose social skills
were the only thing he hadn’t mastered by the age of 14, Dr.
Koss’ experience with women was basically nil. Yet he knew
without a doubt that he wanted and loved Lola, despite
knowing she took her clothing off for men for a living.
Unused to love and scared out of her wits, Lola does the one
thing she knows how to do, she runs. How else can she
prevent the stain on her soul from infecting the man she
Sometimes trying to live with decisions
you’ve made is the hardest thing and Lola finds that out
first hand when after five years she decides she wants Koss
back and finds out that this time around nothing will be
easy and the pain of her desertion might have crushed her
one true chance at love.
I sat down with Try a Little
Tenderness prepared to find it filled to the brim
with over the top, soap opera drama from one chapter to the
next. So imagine by pleasure when Roslyn Hardy Holcomb’s
novel turned out to be a really fascinating love story, a
story that evolved into an international adventure in a
country savaged by war and threatened with extinction by an
outbreak of an unknown and deadly disease.
From first glance I knew I would love
Peter Koss and by the end of the first chapter I absolutely
adored him, if only all love could be so innocent and so
matter a fact. His in your face just do it attitude would
probably solve 50% of the relationship troubles people
experience. Lola was a woman who took her hard beginnings
and used them as her inspiration to do better. A strong
woman who was smart enough to do whatever it took to ensure
she wouldn’t remain a victim forever. I will admit I wanted
to choke her a time or two but her personality made for
exciting reading and she finally got it together even if it
took 5 years.
Personally I think readers will be surprised and thrilled by
the evolution of this novel as a collegiate romance turns
into a love of a life time.