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Hi I'm Janna and I am a book whore! I started this blog after being a part of another for years. While being a big blog may be nice I like to stay true to me having a love for books, that's why I blog. I love books and I want to share that love with my readers of this blog. I love to read, books are my escape and a huge part of my life besides my husband and two children. I am honest and sometimes sassy in my reviews but never mean. Some of my favorite authors include Kristen Ashley, Penelope Douglas, T.M. Frazier, M.N. Forgy, Rachel Van Dyken, Meghan March and Vi Keeland to only name a few!

Please note that I am the ONLY reviewer on the blog beyond a few guest reviews. It has been brought to my attention that people not associated with my blog have been requesting ARCs please if you ever question a request please email me at the blog's email.


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

ARC Review! Only You by Denise Grover Swank

Never say never . . .

Romance isn't an option for Holly Greenwood. With her wedding planner career on the line she needs to stay focused, and that means pleasing her demanding boss, not getting distracted by her mind-alteringly hot neighbor . . .

Ex-Marine Kevin Vandemeer craves normalcy. Instead, he has a broken-down old house in need of a match and some gasoline, a meddling family, and the uncanny ability to attract the world's craziest women. At least that last one he can fix: he and his buddies have made a pact to swear off women, and this includes his sweetly sexy new neighbor.

After one hot night that looks a whole lot like a disaster in the light of day, Kevin and Holly are about to learn that true love doesn't play by the rules . . .
This book was light and funny. It was well-written and there were definitely characters in it that I enjoyed.

I liked Kevin and Holly and I liked them as a couple. There was an attraction there from the beginning that I was compelled by...I did want to see where their story would go. I was cheering for them to succeed, to be happy and to find their HEA.

To me, a 3 is a book that is neither notably bad or impressively good. And this book was exactly that for me. I thought the pacing was a little off...and I was a little off-put by the fact that there always seemed to be a bigger than life drama. The house that was falling apart, the friends with the over the top ex stories, the abandoned pet, the boss who was a nightmare...all of these rolled into one story made it feel less emotional to me and a little bit of a comedy.

I think I felt that too much effort was placed on the funny and over the top that the heart of the story was lost in the shuffle...which was a shame, as the heart, the relationship with Holly and Kevin was short changed.

I do recommend this book, but it is not quite as good as I think it could have been.


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