Plot: This story focuses on entirely on the main characters’ relationship, with very little else happening. Secondary characters have a purely surface role as a means to keep the story from getting stuck by moving the storyline forward and to give additional information—if only revealing what is going on in Scarlet’s head. Continue reading “Book Review: A Brit Complicated by Brenda St John Brown”
Plot: Meeting and dating a celebrity is a daydream any average girl entertains. Yet in attempt to ground the situation, there is so much focus on the Greyson’s fame and Claire’s insecurity/awkwardness there did not seem to be much story outside of that. Rather than a gradual getting to know one another, the story arc for the two main characters resembles skipping a rock –jumping from scene to scene and getting a little deeper but lacking the information that gets the pair there. The novel ended a bit suddenly, though I understand why end there as to go further would likely be a repeat of everything before that point.
Synopsis: Bea Gillespie would rather do anything than teach summer school two classrooms down from her ex-fiancé. So when her best friend, Scarlett, invites her to England for the summer to work in her family’s castle-turned-hotel, she jumps at the chance. Now Bea’s an ocean away from her problems at home, but she’s got a bigger one. Scarlett’s older brother, Jasper, is as sexy and smart as Bea remembers. Two years ago Jasper came stateside, and he and Bea shared a hot weekend — one she didn’t tell Scarlett about. As Bea falls for Jasper, what started off as a fling begins feeling more and more like the kind of thing you’d gush about to your best friend if you hadn’t been lying to her all along…
So I entered a bookstagram contest for this book I had been dying to read ever since my book blogger friend first told me about it. Having her go on and on about the most amazing ARC she received (she STILL posts about it!) really built up my need for the novel. The day of the drawing I checked my messages and… I didn’t win. I had really wanted a signed copy of this mana-like book *sniffle* Continue reading “Book Haul: It is a Surprise”