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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Review - Murphy's Law by Sandy James

Title: Murphy's Law
Author: Sandy James

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand

Buy Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/product-murphyslaw-13949-330.html

Rating: You Gotta Read

Reviewed by: Val


Seth Remington had a fortune at his fingertips, but something was missing in his life. Purpose.

Knowing he has one last chance to redeem his son, terminally ill Sterling Remington rewrites his will. To earn his inheritance, his son Seth must labor as a groom for a horse trainer.

Katie Murphy's orderly existence is turned upside down by Sterling Remington's will. Raised on hard work and dedicated to her harness racing stable, Katie agrees to take Seth on as a groom. How can she ever fulfill the challenge of instilling a work ethic in Seth and still keep her faltering stable running? 

Kept at arm's length by the strict terms of Sterling's will, Seth and Katie are forced to struggle with their growing attraction until a devastating racing accident forces them to take a hard look at their relationship. How much is he willing to risk for her love?


Katie's character really spoke to my heart. She was an extremely likable person with a conscience and even when she was hurt, she would think about the best interest of the other person involved. In walks Seth Remington, with his huge ego and extravagant lifestyle. Katie calls things like they are which is a refreshing change for Seth. Seth's character was a man who was yet to find himself. I enjoyed watching the transformation between the man the book started off with and the man at the end of the book. It was a journey that was filled with laughs, tears and everything in between. Being attracted to Katie was not a part of the deal but what can you do when true love is involved. Seth and Katie together had my heart pounding and I was hanging onto every written word. Their relationship was electric. I love epilogues in the books I read and this has to be the best epilogue yet! It's full of surprises you didn't see coming.

Ms. James has written an outstanding piece of work that was packed with one thrill after another. The action scenes blew me away and the romance had such sexual tension, I was cheering for Katie and Seth the entire story long. I learned a lot about horse racing throughout the book which made it that much more fun. Murphy's Law is not a book you want to miss, trust me. It has all the elements of a superb novel that will tug at your heartstrings one minute and want to destroy someone the next. I highly recommend Murphy's Law and watch out for Ms. James, she is on her way to the top.


  1. Thank you for a beautiful write-up, Val!! I'm so glad you liked the book!! :-)

  2. Nicely stated, Val!

    I've read the book and I couldn't agree more. Sandy James has earned a spot on 'the ones to watch' list.

  3. Hi Sandy,
    What a great review. Sounds like a great read and a well deserved spot on "the ones to watch" list.
    Best wishes

  4. Thanks, Lainey and Margaret! I appreciate the sweet comments!!


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