Monday, January 26, 2015

Love Struck Out

I was gifted this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.  Love Struck, the third in author Patrice Wilton's Serendipity Falls series and was released at the end of December.

Since I had not previously read the first two books in the series, I wasn't really sure what I was getting into upon beginning this story. I also was new to reading Wilton's work. These factors had both pros and cons for me in reading Love Struck.  The pro is that I had no preconceived notions as to the style of the writer or books so I went in completely open minded.  The con is that I had NO idea what I was in for upon opening the book and finding out that I was reading about a "cupid" in a town called Serendipity Falls that is giving everyone the "love bug."  No joke.

The story begins from Cupid's perspective and talks about the how the town has found gold and now people from all over are flocking there to get rich and fall in love.  The towns people begin feeling feverish and ill and before they know it, they're falling in love and getting married.  Women are coming to Serendipity by the droves to find Mr. Right, fall in love, and get married now.

Kyle owns a bar with his brother and in walks sweet Samantha, looking for a place to stay while she figures out where she's going to live and work.  Kyle helps her out but then can't get her out of his mind.  Samantha just wants to start her life over in Serendipity with her son, but can't stop thinking about Kyle.  Guess why?  Yep, it's that love bug!  Duh!

The story line is very predictable and unfortunately the love making scene was less than hot.  In fact, it was one paragraph of very chaste kissing, exploring, and then boom, it was on to the next chapter.  I guess we were supposed to use our imagination.

I didn't hate the story but it definitely was not my cup of tea.  The premise, from the start, threw me off because it was a ridiculous idea and unbelievable to me.  It was cute and sweet but....that's about all.

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