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review 2018-07-06 17:00
Not Bad, Just Not Engaging
Always the Bridesmaid - Lindsey Kelk

I tried to get into this, but think I may need to take a romance break. This and some other books I started and didn't finish ended up irking the life out of me. There's a love triangle, or whatever you want to call it when one person is dating/sleeping with someone else, but still thinking of another person. The two best friends are not really there for the main character and I wondered at how they were supposedly all friends when it seemed that Maddie did more for them. The family was a non-entity for pretty much the whole book. 

 

Maddie, does event planning and is finally given an opportunity to be promoted after working as an assistant to a woman who is a nightmare to work for. Maddie is forced to be a waitress at a wedding and ends up meeting two guys who we follow throughout this book. Guy number one  (Will) practically held up a sign saying that he is not trustworthy. I was annoyed for how obtuse she was being through the whole book about him. Guy number two (Tom) was not a good guy due to him knowing some details that he doesn't divulge in order to be the good guy. 

 

Maddie's two friends are going through life changing events. Lauren is engaged and Sarah is going through a divorce. I did feel sympathy for Sarah, but Lauren is a bridezilla from beginning to almost the very end of this book.

 

Maddie's parents are dismissive of her life and her brother and sister are pretty much jerks too.

 

The writing was okay, I just didn't feel myself drawn in as I usually am with romances.


The ending wrapped things up too neatly. I didn't like the guy that Maddie chose to be with since I felt no chemistry or connection between them.  

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review 2016-12-14 00:00
We Were On a Break
We Were On a Break - Lindsey Kelk This may be a book that is mostly enjoyed by the quit young> I'm older (maybe 20 years older than the main characters)and I did not find this a funny book at all.

What I did find was that this was a sad look into dating and I am thanking goodness that I dont have to do it anymore. I also found this to be a book filled with...er...fillers. Constant reiterating of what was happening/had happened.

It held my interest enough for me to finish it and I would recommend this to a younger crowd, but other than that, I would not put this in my 'to be re-read' pile.


*ARC Supplied by publisher
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review 2016-10-05 00:00
We Were On a Break
We Were On a Break - Lindsey Kelk

A special thank you to Edelweiss and Harper for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

What should've been a proposal on a vacation turns into a break for Liv and Adam. From here things further spiral out of control as Adam tries to climb out of the hole he's dug while Liv throws herself into her veterinary practice. They keep colliding throughout the story, but can they get themselves back on course and take a run at happily ever after?

I adore British books, the phrasing and slightly cheeky yet charming characters, and this book is no exception. What I didn't like, and where it stumbled for me, was the narration change mid-chapter. I don't mind the alternating points-of-view, but to randomly change part way through a chapter, was confusing and unnecessary. That being said, I would definitely pick up any of Kelk's other books.

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review 2016-04-09 11:38
Funny and sweet romance.
Single Girl's To Do List - Lindsey Kelk

This was a great read for a rainy afternoon.

 

An engaging love story with a lot of banter and sense of humor. The love story itself was a bit predictable, but entertaining enough.

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text 2015-06-22 01:54
What are some unforgettable book openings?
Undead and Unwed - MaryJanice Davidson
I heart New York - Lindsey Kelk

I thought I'd see if I could get some remembrances going if anyone cares to post their own under this same tag.

 

 I'm sure I'll think of more but for some reason two quickly  came to mind, and both involved shoes.

  1.  The opening of Undead and Unwed where new corpse Betsy rises as a vampire to find her stepmom burying her in cheap knock off shoes having already stolen her designer shoes...that opening chapter lured me into reading a few books into the series (may have been the best part). 
  2. The opening of purely trope chick lit I Heart New York where bride on her wedding day darts back to her car fir a change of shoes and sees legs in bridal party shoes  -- screwing the groom.
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