4 out of 5 stars.
I would like to thank Kensington Books for providing me with a free ARC of this book, via Netgalley, in exchange for an open and honest review.
This was a cute little novella and really is what it is… And what it is is a fast paced, light hearted and amusing look at how to best write romance… set in a romance novella.
I loved its simplicity; we all knew where it was going from the title and blurb, so no real surprises along the way. But it was well written, filled with humour and I loved that the people were “real” i.e. flawed, but still got their happy ending. As someone known to read and (attempt) to write romance myself, I know how tough that genre is… and I also know the misconceptions a lot of people who HAVEN’T tried to write it have about it… so this tongue in cheek look into the world of romance writing was delightful. Oh, if only we could all get some theory and practicals like that in our jobs! We might all enjoy them more! 😉
Would I recommend this book to others?
Yes I would. It is a completely entertaining, amusing and feel good romance with the right level of hot and steamy to bring a satisfied smile to your face. You know what I mean!
Would I buy this book for myself?
Maybe. I mean, there is nothing wrong with it, and I did love it… but it would depend. It is just a novella after all and would need to be priced reasonably for that reason. If so, then yes. Though, if I am honest, I would be far more attracted to an anthology of the ‘Southern Comfort Romance’ this book says it’s part of. It does make me curious to find more in this series… so either way I can say it was enjoyable enough to make me look for more.
In summary: A fun little story with all the right mix of things to make it an enjoyable quick read. An afternoon of pleasure shall we say? 😉
Until next time,