He's Her lends a new definition to the term "cerebral love," since the two main characters fall in love while cohabitating in one body. This is a sweet romance with just a touch of sensuality to it, and all love-making is mental and "spiritual" instead of physical. Perhaps I am somewhat jaded, but the spiritual aspect of the love-making didn't really work for me and reminded me just a little too much of the series romances of the 70s and 80s. The relationship between Rhett and Carrie is still very enjoyable to watch unfold, and Ms. Barbour has done a very effective job making their interactions both interesting and entertaining. Rhett professes to be selfish and abrupt, yet he shows surprising insight when dealing with Carrie and her issues. Carrie is a very repressed character, but with Rhett acting as her coach and mental cheering section, she finally grows a backbone. Romance fans are bound to enjoy this novella. Assuming that there will be a third story in this series, I personally am curious as to how Ms Barbour is going to continue the theme and whether she can keep it as fresh and unique as He's Her undoubtedly is.
Reviewed by: Whitney
From the Author
"This is the second book in The Vicarage Bench Series. The story came to me as I watched an older couple sitting together on a bench, holding hands. I wondered what it would be like to loose someone you loved after living a lifetime with them. Then of course it came to me. What if his spirit lived inside you. Then you'd never be alone."