ARC Review: Spring Forward by Catherine Anderson

Posted February 23, 2018 by Suzanne in Reviews / 8 Comments

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ARC Review: Spring Forward by Catherine Anderson
Spring Forward
by Catherine Anderson

3 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: January 2nd 2018
Series: Mystic Creek #4
Published by Berkley Books
Format: eARC
 

Spring Forward didn’t manage to quite work its magic over me despite my high hopes, although I liked it I wasn’t completely charmed by it.”
~ Under the Covers

I broke one of my golden rules by reading Spring Forward; I didn’t read a series in order. Spring Forward is the fourth installment in the Mystic Creek series and I haven’t read any of the other books. I’m a little ashamed of myself; however, in my own defence I was in the mood for a bit of cute small town magic and Spring Forward had the added allure of a cheeky pet dog. For those of you who don’t mind reading out of order or are feeling like breaking the reading-in-order rules, I can confirm that I didn’t feel like I had missed out by not having read any of the previous books. There was no storyline that carries on from one book to the next, nor did their seem to be many other characters other than the one involved in the romance.

Spring Forward didn’t manage to quite work its magic over me despite my high hopes, although I liked it I wasn’t completely charmed by it. Maybe I am just not accustomed to the slow pace of a small town romance followed by a fairly anticlimactic getting together of the main couple. It was all rather lovely, with loads of cute kids and a rambunctious dog thrown in, but I just found it a bit boring. I liked the secondary romance a lot more, between the heroine’s grandfather and a lady he meets at his respite home. That romance seemed to contain more passion than the younger couple’s.

This wasn’t quite what I was after, it was a little too sedate for me in both its characters and its emotions. I will carry on looking for my ideal small town romance, which has the charm of a close knot community, but with a bit more passion and humour thrown in.

 

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About Catherine Anderson

Catherine Anderson, the award-winning author of both contemporary and historical fiction, lives with her husband and three canine friends—a mixed spaniel named Kibbles and two Rottweilers named Sam and Sassy, who seem to think they are teacup poodles and that obedience training is for people.

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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Great review suzanne! Cute cover! Shared on all my socials!!

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Thanks for the review

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Great review suzanne! Cute cover! Shared on all my socials!!

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Thanks for the review

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Thanks Suzanne for the review

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Thanks Suzanne for the review

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Thanks for the review.