So, she packs her bags and joins him on a cross-country road trip.
It would be the perfect solution, except Fifer has a life waiting for her back home, over two thousand miles away. Cecil’s convinced a long distance relationship wouldn’t work out. But Fifer can’t ignore their deep connection, both emotional and physical, and she’ll do whatever it takes to prove him wrong.
I think you all have read enough of my reviews by now to know that I often make snap judgements about books. What can I say? It’s a character flaw. One of many. Sadly, I almost made a snap judgement with this book as well, based on the main characters’ names (Fifer and Cecil). But, because I’m trying to overcome my bad habits, (and because the author seems like such a lovely person who writes a super-polite and friendly query letter) I gave it a read. I’m glad I did, too...mostly.
I’ll start with the positives. The book is a quick read, which y’all know I love. I read through it in under 2 hours. It’s also well-written and nicely edited. The story has a nice flow to it. Fifer’s character is interesting. Her self-deprecating inner monologues made me smile a few times.
But sadly, my reading experience wasn’t all puppies and kittens and unicorns pooping rainbows. I have a few criticisms as well:
So, long-story-short, this one gets 3 stars based mostly on the quality of the writing (if not the plot itself) and the potential I see in the author’s writing voice. I think that given the strength of the writing mechanics, the author has a bright future ahead.
Full disclosure: the author generously offered a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review, but I didn’t take it. I downloaded via Kindle Unlimited so she'd get credit for read. See? My generosity kinda makes up for my other character flaws. (At least that's what I tell myself.)
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