Don’t Mean a Thing, Renee Conoulty
Genre: Romance, Women’s fiction
Liked the sound of this, and it proved to be a light and entertaining read.
It wasn’t a must-keep-reading book, but it was a fun novel. Its not one I’d read a second time though, to be honest I didn’t really like Macie….
I loved the setting, enjoyed seeing life on an air base, especially one that’s not the US. As a UK reader its always a treat to get a novel set somewhere other than the US, it’s not that I don’t enjoy them but there is far more to the world, are so many wonderful places. there’s something fascinating about Swing, and I love to find it in a novel, I really felt there with the characters when they were having such fun.
I liked the characters, Rachael was kind of light – shallow almost – but fun, Jeremy a sweet guy underneath that always flirting jack-the-lad exterior, Matt was wonderful, and of course Nadiene, his dance partner was a perfect character for me. I adore a good b itch in a book, and would have liked her part to be more active 😉 Sadly the only one I didn’t like much was Macie, I just couldn’t quite take to her.
I really felt for her having walked from a domineering man, who sought to control every aspect of her life. That takes guts and at first I though she was just being self protective, ensuring she didn’t get taken in like that again.
As time passed though she was so ready to jump from Matt at the slightest hint things weren’t going her way, and I felt that rather than compromising she was just expecting him to make all the adjustments, something she slated her ex for doing but it seemed to me she was doing the same, placing Matt’s career second and just waiting to bail out as soon as anything looked hard.
It meant that while I enjoyed the story I wasn’t so much rooting for a HEA for Macie, but for Matt, he really deserved one all the effort he put in to their relationship.
It was a good read, but a one off for me.
Stars: four, a fun, one off read for me
ARC supplied for review purposes by Netgalley and Publishers