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.
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.
Your reviews are the most fun ever! (And the most expensive, since I usually end up pushing that “buy now” at Amazon…)
Oops, sorry about that expensive thing! 🙂 Hopefully you like them as much as I do! 🙂
Thanks Jessie, refreshing as ever.
Thanks again for making it all come together!
Great review Jessie 🙂
I love your reviews, Jessie – they approach their subjects at a different angle to anyone else!
Thanks, I’m glad you like them – but they are nowhere near as good as the books! 🙂
Thank you so much for the great review, Jessie! I really love the format and am so happy you enjoyed the book.
Thank you Donna, it was a great little book!