Review: The Story Guy by Mary Ann Rivers

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Review: The Story Guy by Mary Ann Rivers
The Story Guy

4 Stars

Book Info

Released: July 8, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published by Loveswept
Pages: 120



THE STORY GUY is a powerful story that made me want to read more from this author. ~ Under the Covers

A LOT of people have been raving about this book so on a night when insomnia had its grips in me, I decided to pick this book up on a whim. Upon starting I knew there was something unique about this novella right away.

First off, there’s a certain appeal to Rivers’s writing that I still can’t pin on. Her authorial voice reminds me of another author, but yet that name still seems out of reach. I’m reminded a bit of Charlotte Stein, who has her own unique voice and just has a special way to storytelling that makes you want to figure out what happens next. In some ways, I felt the same thing while I was reading this book. But still, I’m not sure I can say that Stein and Rivers are comparable. I just had the same reading experience when I read both of their books.

Carrie is a proud librarian who finds an online ad that piques her interest. It’s a temptation too good to resist so when she messages this handsome poster and agrees to meet up with him on their lunch breaks on Wednesdays for some kissing action, I knew I found a story that was just as unique as the author’s voice.

The twist is the kind that hits you right in the gut. Like a knife, it slices through you and you’re going to feel a lot of different emotions while reading this. THE STORY GUY is a powerful story that made me want to read more from this author. If this is what Rivers is capable of in a novella, I’m dying to see what she does with a full length novel.

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About Mary Ann Rivers

Mary Ann Rivers was an English and music major and went on to earn her MFA in creative writing, publishing poetry in journals and leading creative-writing workshops for at-risk youth. While training for her day job as a nurse practitioner, she rediscovered romance on the bedside tables of her favorite patients. Now she writes smart and emotional contemporary romance, imagining stories featuring the heroes and heroines just ahead of her in the coffee line. Mary Ann Rivers lives in the Midwest with her handsome professor husband and their imaginative school-aged son.

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Maria D.

Thanks for the review – this sounds great!

Lori Meehan

Thanks for the review. Ann Marie is a new author to me so thanks for the intro Ann.


I really enjoyed this book!

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