Review: All That’s Unrealized by Constance Phillips

All That’s Unrealized is book three in Constance Phillips’ Sunnydale Days series. This installment is the story of Rhonda, who is back in town visiting her cousin, and Trevor, a physical therapist and fairly recent transplant to town. Rhonda and Trevor became fast friends despite Rhonda living away from the town, but they both feel an attraction that begs for a more intimate relationship. When Rhonda comes back to town for a visit, Trevor has no doubts, but Rhonda doesn’t want to give up her chances for a career in high fashion to move back to the small town where she grew up.

I thought this story wasn’t quite as predictable as the last book in the series (you can see my review here). The story moved along faster for me, but I still found myself a little bored at times. Ms. Phillips’ writing style includes more interior monologue than I prefer, and my conclusion is that that is the main reason why both books I’ve read by her have dragged for me. I also wished there was more interaction between Rhonda and Max. Since Trevor has custody of his brother (who is a young teenager), I would’ve expected there to be more input from him or some bonding between him and Rhonda.

I give this sweet romance 3.5 cat kisses.

3.5 cats


In a month, fashion mogul and reality TV judge Conrad Ryse, of The Retail Project fame, has promised to take Rhonda Gables under his wing and invest in her fledgling career. That’s her grand prize after a winning season on his show. Too bad exhaustion has sent Rhonda out of her city apartment, away from her three successful boutiques, and into her cousin’s guest room for a month of recuperation in her hometown.

She’s on the cusp of everything she’s ever wanted, but what will it cost? Doctor’s orders be damned, she balks at first. But soon Rhonda is both delighted and disconcerted by the attentions of her friend-maybe-lover, Trevor Collins, and the contentment she is surrounded by back home. She must realize all she’s willing to compromise and what her heart truly desires.

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About the Author

Constance Phillips lives in Ohio with her husband, daughter, two kitties, and four canine kids.

When not writing stories of finding and rediscovering love, Constance is counting down the days until her son and daughter-in-law make her a grandma and planning a cross-country motorcycle trip with her husband for the not-so-distant future…if they can find a sidecar big enough for the pups.

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