Playing House by Donna Brown

I can be a bit of a Goldilocks when faced with a new romance novel.

I held this new book in my hand hoping it would strike just the right balance…

That it would be a love story that wasn’t too sappy, but yet not too uptight.

I wished for romantic interludes that kept the bodice ripping to a minimum, but not so much as to be puritanical.

I looked at the cute cover hoping the plot would be realistic, but not to the point of boredom.

I wanted to fall in love with the characters, yet hoped those characters would have plenty of annoying, humanizing faults.

I longed for those characters to grow through painful experiences, but not so much trauma that it becomes hard to read.

And finally, I hoped that this book would know its own length. A story should never stretch itself too long or cut things off short.Rosie's Book Review team 1

Would I recommend it? Yes. This sweetly painful, refreshingly real, novella was, decidedly, just right!

This honest review was given in return for a free copy of the book from its author.

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10 comments on “Playing House by Donna Brown

  1. barbtaub says:

    Your reviews are the most fun ever! (And the most expensive, since I usually end up pushing that “buy now” at Amazon…)

  2. Rosie Amber says:

    Thanks Jessie, refreshing as ever.

  3. Georgia Rose says:

    Great review Jessie 🙂

  4. junekearns says:

    I love your reviews, Jessie – they approach their subjects at a different angle to anyone else!
    Irresistible.

  5. Donna Brown says:

    Thank you so much for the great review, Jessie! I really love the format and am so happy you enjoyed the book.

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