Today we have a book review from team member Jessie, she blogs at http://behindthewillows.com/
Jessie chose to read and review Playing House by Donna Brown
I can be a bit of a Goldilocks when faced with a new romance novel.
I held this new book in my hand hoping it would strike just the right balance…
That it would be a love story that wasn’t too sappy, but yet not too uptight.
I wished for romantic interludes that kept the bodice ripping to a minimum, but not so much as to be puritanical.
I looked at the cute cover hoping the plot would be realistic, but not to the point of boredom.
I wanted to fall in love with the characters, yet hoped those characters would have plenty of annoying, humanizing faults.
I longed for those characters to grow through painful experiences, but not so much trauma that it becomes hard to read.
And finally, I hoped that this book would know its own length. A story should never stretch itself too long or cut things off short.
Would I recommend it? Yes. This sweetly painful, refreshingly real, novella was, decidedly, just right!
This honest review was given in return for a free copy of the book from its author.