A Man For Sylvia
by Sue Santore
A Man For Sylvia on Amazon for $2.99.
Years ago I had a romance novel, A Man For Sylvia, published as a Silhouette paperback. It has been out of print for many years. Last spring I requested my rights back and received them about six months later. Since the typeface right was not reverted to me, I could not have the book scanned, but had to retype the entire book. Actually, that was good. While I retyped it, I changed some money matters which were way out of date and a few minor details. The book is almost the same with a few phrases here and there changed.
I couldn’t use the same cover, so my husband and I came up with a new one. (My husband is my cover designer. 🙂 )
Finally it was ready for publishing. I put it for sale on Amazon a few days ago for $2.99
What is a “sweet” romance? It’s a romance without any graphic sex descriptions. Usually it is a romance where there is no sex at all, unless the couple is married. Physical attraction is there and some sensual description; that’s why it’s called a romance. But the primary purpose of the novel is a story about the two main characters getting to know each other and falling in love. In A Man For Sylvia, in addition to the romance story line, there is a mystery/intrigue story line which adds to the interest of the book. I’ve had people who never read romance books read A Man For Sylvia and enjoy it because of the intrigue side story.
Living in a small town in Maine, Sylvia Perkins is rapidly approaching thirty. She is single, which suits her just fine, thank you very much, but her mother and aunt have a different opinion. To get them off her back, Sylvia makes a bargain with a handsome stranger in town to pretend to be her lover. Her idea is that when she reveals they are not lovers, her family will be so thankful they will leave her alone.
Complications arise. When her brother is beaten up and Sylvia’s car is stolen and destroyed, Sylvia has to use all her wits to rescue Craig and herself from some petty thugs connected to the job that brought Craig McDonald, private investigator, to this town.
I love to hear from my readers, so if you read this book, please let me know what you thought.