Monday, June 27, 2016

Anything But Love by Abigail Strom

Socialite Jessica Bullock can’t catch a break. After a lifetime of chasing perfection, hoping to please her parents, all her hard work is set to pay off. But on her wedding day, her fiancé leaves her high and dry. Humiliated, she finds her calm, cool facade beginning to crumble…until an unexpected wedding guest, her childhood best friend and crush, offers to help her pick up the pieces.
Never in his wildest dreams would Ben Taggart have imagined he’d be escorting Jessica on her honeymoon to Bermuda. Although they haven’t seen each other in years, he can’t leave her to fall apart. Agreeing to keep things platonic, they vow to make the most of their spontaneous vacation—until an unplanned kiss sparks a powerful passion.
They tell themselves that what happens in Bermuda will stay in Bermuda. But when old secrets are revealed and new feelings ignite, will Ben and Jessica be able to leave their romance behind?
Still experimenting with Romance a genre. I signed up for this one, because of all the good stuff I read about it. Also the author looked as a name I should be on the look for, so I was genuinely interested in the novel. And lived up to my expectations. It was a very good read that would make a really good romcom if you ask me.
A light romance and a journey of discovery made sweet loving and gave birth to this angel child that is a complete sweetheart. An adorable story written in a lovely way. It is definitely a book I would read for a break after some serious reading. it's a breath of fresh air, a vacation for the mind.  The story is predictable but it still managed to make me smile.
I did generally like this book and thought it to be an interesting read, the characters were developed and they had a realness to them which made you want to laugh, cry, and love right along with them. The one aspect I found a little off, was Jessica's willingness to go from the wounded soul straight into the new situation with Ben in the span of less than 2 days. There seemed to be a little something missing with that transition because of the cause, however this didn't make or break the book for me even though it was a little of an unrealistic jump for a character who had so many other realistic qualities and flaws. However, if you are looking for a lighthearted romance with lovable characters, this is a great read!