A New York Love Story, Cassie Rocca

A New York Love Story,  Cassie Rocca

A New York Love Story (Blame it on New York) by [Rocca, Cassie]

Genre:  Romance, women’s fiction

I really wanted to love this book, it sounded such fun and was in one of my favourite tropes.
I didn’t dislike it but….it wasn’t more for me than just an OK ish read.

The start was difficult, Cassie did an awful lots of Telling not Showing from both Cade and Zoe. There were long thoughts, kind of internal monologues and descriptions of what both of them were thinking, their backgrounds, their families and how they got where they were. That’s fine for some readers but for me I need the reveal to take place by way of action and dialogue, so I found it hard going.

I didn’t really feel much connection either with Cade being a bit convinced everyone wanted something from him, though maybe that’s understandable, and Zoe was just prickly to the point of rudeness to him. I wondered why he’d bother!

It did get better and past the halfway mark I began to enjoy the story in parts, but there was too much from earlier that affected me, I never really felt that magic sizzle and tension I needed from them both to connect, never was really convinced they were in love.
Its a great idea and will be perfect for some readers, just not for me.

Stars: 2.5/3, that slow start almost made me stop this book, but I ended up reading through and the second half was better

ARC supplied by Netgalley and publisher

Club Trega,  Nicole Wood

Club Trega by [Wood,Nicole]

Genre:   Romance

I really wanted to like this story, it sounded perfect for me but…I just couldn’t get into it, struggled with the somewhat different style of writing.

I think that style is why I just didn’t gel with the characters, I didn’t feel I understood them, their motives, their feelings and somehow that translated into just not really caring about them and where their story goes.
I found some odd typos too – not the usual they’re, their and there ones,  but missing punctuation which led to me reading again things that didn’t make sense, and there were words wrongly used, ones where a similar sounding word but an incorrect one was used. I didn’t make a note of them at the time, that kind of stuff happens in books – we’re human after all and no-one gets it perfect, and I read for story not grammar accuracy, but after the third or fourth time it began to get irritating, and I was only a short way through by then.
I finally skim read to the end because I felt maybe it would get better for me, but it didn’t. 😦 I just didn’t like any of the characters that much, and couldn’t empathise with them and for me that’s essential.

One of those Marmite books where its me, not the story, that doesn’t suit – its perfect for other readers and I’m glad for them, but it just didn’t cut it for me.

Stars: Two, a miss for me but a hit for others.

ARC supplied by Netgalley and publisher

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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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