REVIEW: Lovestruck by Lila Monroe

This is a short, easy rom-com, perfect for a sunny day in the garden and a bottle of cider. It’s the type of book you can consume in one sitting, quite happily.

But, in some ways, that’s not really enough for me any more. I couldn’t connect to the characters, and much as the sex scenes (and even a particularly anticipatory tango scene) were well-crafted and steamy, I just felt like I didn’t believe in the two being so close before the events of the novel. The history didn’t really permeate into the present relationship, which felt very much drawn from scratch.

Similarly, the plot felt a little clumsy to me, in a way that has far too many coincidental meetings and steeps into unrealism, and diminishing the comedy aspect of the novel. I only really smiled a few times, rather than the laugh-out-loud, tears-streaming-down-my-face Get Lucky.

A fun, easy read, but lacking in character development.

~Evelyn (3/5)

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