Saturday, April 21, 2012

Review: An Uncommon Sense By Serenity Woods


All six senses tell him she’s the one.

High school science teacher Grace Fox doesn’t believe in any of that woo-woo stuff. So it’s easy to laugh off her friend’s prediction that she’ll have swear-out-loud sex with the next man who walks through her classroom door.

Who knew that local celebrity Ash Rutherford would have the time to attend his daughter’s parents’ night? Or that the Viking lookalike would trigger an attack of klutziness? He may or may not see dead people, but he certainly got a good look up her skirt.

A doctor turned medium, Ash spends his days communicating with unseen spirits. When it comes to his moody daughter, though, he hopes down-to-earth Grace will give him some insight. The racy lingerie she hides beneath her prim and proper clothing is an added bonus he didn’t expect.

Their attraction is instant and blazing hot, but Ash has been burned before. His ex-wife didn’t believe in his abilities, and no way is he going down that road again. At least not until Grace accepts the possibility there might be life after death. And the ghosts of his past are laid to rest. 

Product Warnings:  Contains a real live Viking, proof of life after death and sex on a 1970s sheepskin rug, but absolutely no Barry White. 


Grace is a no-nonsense, straight-laced, believes in only what she can see and touch, facts are a must, sexy underwear loving, and racy romance novelist kind of girl.  Yeah, sounds pretty normal right?   This pretty little science teacher has it all figured out and lives her life through her secret writing.  Relationships and sex were just messy and inconvenient.  Besides, small town school teachers don't date and they absolutely do not write erotica.  It can ruin your career.  Grace had her share of dating the "nutcases" and she was just resigned to the fact that was what she attracted and as a result had sworn off men.  But that all changes when Ash walks through her classroom door.

Ash was an open-minded, believer in most things unknown, facts are not necessary, and completely unconventional kind of guy.  He had his heart broken because of choices he had made in his life but remained completely unregretful.  He knew he had to follow his heart, and his heart led him to the completely unusual job as a medium.  Which doesn't quite fit the bill as far as stability goes in his daughter's life.  His daughter was falling behind in her main subjects and he had gone to this teachers conference for some insight.  He never expected to be captivated by one of the biggest critics he had ever met.  But a glance at Grace's underwear choice at the most unexpected time sent his imagination running wild.

This book was an unexpected delight.  I really really liked Grace.  She was very relateable.  From the over-critical mom, to the safe teaching career, to her closemindedness on everything unexplainable by solid facts, to the sexy undergarments preferences, and the secret writing career.  Even her blunt and unfiltered way of talking was quite enjoyable.  She was hands down my favorite character. although Ash came in a close second.  His career was just that, his career, but his daughter was his heart and life.  Lately he had come to a point in their relationship where he felt that there were things going on that he wasn't privy to.  He knew in his heart that it was more than just growing pains and hormones,  but he wanted her to come to him and open up instead of intruding in her life.  He was a really great father, even though he carried a lot of baggage from his past.  Grace and Ash both have a lot to get over, dealing with certain aspects of their past, but could benefit from each others presence and help one another heal.  But can a hard-core skeptic really be turned into a believer?  How far will Ash go to prove he is the real deal?  And will it be enough?  I've never read a book quite like this one and I thoroughly enjoyed it.  Hats off to Serenity for a completely romantic read!!

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