Part-Time Lovers, Shelley Munro

Part-Time Lovers, Shelley Munro
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I’d enjoyed a couple of Shelley’s novels before, so seeing as this was the first in a new series I thought I’d try it. I found myself a bit lost though, it felt as if I was reading about characters from an existing series, they all seemed to know each other well,  and references to pasts and the reality show made me feel I’d missed something. I looked up Shelly’s other books and saw that the reality show mentioned was from the third in a series, and the characters had all been featured over three books in the Love and Friendship series. Its quite a short read at 125 pages, so I understand why ground covered in those wasn’t explained but I think if you’ve not read any/all of them you’ll find, like I did, that you miss too much to really get “into” the story.
I didn’t understand why Yvonne seemed to give in so quickly – OK it was (supposedly) sex on her terms and I Loved the way she thanked him the first time and said she was off to watch a TV show next! After that though they seemed to slip into being a couple, and though Nolan seemed a nice guy I just couldn’t get past that he’d just left her with no explanation, saying he was going to be away for three months so he couldn’t see her, when in fact he was on TV searching for a wife, dating other people!! What a jerk, and the excuse his mum arranged it all – what was he ? Seven or something? couldn’t he say No to her? I just felt Yvonne got the short straw and that coloured too much of the book for me.
Its a decent read, and I sort of understood Nolan by the end but if I was Yvonne I’d have made him grovel a lot more….if I’d read the other books maybe I’d have had more insight into him. If it was a longer book maybe I’d have had more time to like him, but I hadn’t, it wasn’t and I struggled with a man who could do that. The sex scenes were hot though, and Yvonne made me laugh over the butt plug part….good for her!
Stars: three, I enjoyed parts but really needed to feel Nolan deserved Yvonne.
ARC supplied by publishers and Netgalley

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I'm an avid reader, love my kindle and I have my head in a novel for hours daily : ) Mum used to say I'd read toilet paper if it was printed- it wasn't, so i had to contend myself with the back and sides of the cereal packets. I've always Needed to read and we had few books when i was a child hence my penchant for reading anything including adverts then... I review mainly contemporary, erotic and paranormal romance books though dystopian and urban fantasy also appeal. I'm currently rated around the 300 mark on amazon.co.uk for my reviews. I try to keep them structured and to say what I do and don't like about a book so other readers can use my review as a guide to whether they may enjoy the book.

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