Life in the Land by Rebecca Cohen

LifeintheLandLGTitle:  Life in the Land

Author: Rebecca Cohen 

Genre:   Contemporary/Paranormal Romance

Length:  Novella (72 pages)

Publisher:  Dreamspinner Press (August 21st 2013)

Heat Level:  Mild

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥3Hearts

Blurb:   The magic of the Sawyer family’s extremely green thumbs comes straight from the land. But Bobby Sawyer’s expected superpowers don’t become a reality until he kisses his best friend, Mike Flint. That kiss moves the earth—literally.

When he moves to the city, leaving Mike behind, Bobby keeps his green thumb nimble by working in a garden center and uses his superpowers to help fight crime. He’s on a mission when a bomb explodes, leaving him seriously injured, forcing him to return to the family farm—the source of his strength—to recuperate.

While attempting to recover, Bobby realizes Mike is still the love of his life. But Mike is leery: Bobby left him once before. What if all Bobby needs is one more magical kiss?

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Reviewer:   Tams

Review:  The phrase ‘when he kissed me, the earth moved’ takes on a whole new meaning in this short story!

Bobby is a superhero of sorts with his power coming from nature. He tried for a long time to unlock his power, but it wasn’t until his first love, Mike, kissed him that he fully developed his gifts. Several years later Bobby has moved on to a new town and a new life when a hate crime rocks his world, quite literally. Back home on the family farm to rejuvenate Bobby comes to realize that he still loves Mike and sets out to prove it and get him back.

I liked the concept of Bobby and his family of superheros getting their power from nature, even if the execution was a little cheesy. The part where Bobby wraps himself and Mike up in the grass made me sigh with contentment. I think if the author would have attempted a more serious avenue with the context of this story, it would have failed miserably. As it was, I enjoyed the light-heartedness of this story. If you’re looking for something kinda cute, kinda cheesy, kinda sexy, then give this one a go.