Plenty More Love, a novel by Christine Townsend, tells the tale of two best friends who admit to family, friends, and finally themselves, their desire to have more that just a friendship.
Lisa Stevens, an executive tom boy that enjoys spending her time being anything but ladylike, discovers while dating this wonderful guy, that what she wants most, is to tell her best friend her true feelings and to initiate a romantic relationship with him.
Jonathan Hill, an all around likeable fire chief who spends most of his spare time fixing old cars and selling them, is facing a dilemma because he has strong feelings for his best friend Lisa, but does not feel worthy enough to let her know how he feels.
Ultimately, Lisa decides that enough is enough and fixes herself up in her best "hoochie mama" attire and heads over to the fire station, only to turn heads and knock Jonathan's eyes out. While doing so, she hand him an ultimatum; let's be together or end our friendship. With the realization of his possible loss, Jonathan has no choice but to admit his feelings.
The relationship starts off fine, but becomes more difficult as Jonathan saves Lisa's life after someone tries to kill her in a fire. Someone is out to get Lisa and Jonathan does everything possible to determine who it is after the woman that he loves.
As in life, most people discover that a best friend is a keeper whether male or female. In this novel, Ms. Townsend shows her readers that your best friend can also be the love of your life. What I got from this story was that not only were they best friends, but soul mates. In my opinion this is a "add to my wish list" type of novel, because Ms. Townsend takes you down the path of true friendship and love.
Reviewed By: Eleanor S. Shields, Black Butterfly Review