Author: Shelli Stevens
Publisher: Tule Publishing
Publication Date: May 2nd, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction, Western
I received a free ARC copy of this book in return for an honest review
I enjoyed reading Falling For The Hometown Girl in a lukewarm sort of way. Yes, it contained all of the elements of a contemporary romance, and the chemistry between the characters is there, but there was just not enough action – and I am not talking about the type that happens between the sheets.
This novel seemed like a formula novel – the typical parental misunderstanding, the normal small town boy made it big time, and game back home, to fall in love with small town girl from his past. It has everything that it is supposed to have, expect anything special.Book Review: Falling For The Hometown Girl by Shelli Stevens - A Contemporary Romance Click To Tweet
It was not one of those books that I could not wait to find out what will happens next because I kind of already knew. It did not grab me in the way, that I wanted to come back to it, despite the tasks I had to accomplish – no, it was just there, and I went back to it, without much enthusiasm, like a cup of herbal tea, that is okay tasting and good for me, but makes me think that I would rather drink the strong cup of coffee instead. I was waiting and hoping for a strong cup of coffee kind of book, or at least a twist somewhere within the pages, that would make me go – okay, now you really got my attention.
Instead, I continued to nod at the story line, while looking forward to the next book on my TBR list.
3.5 out of 5 Stars
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