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ARC Review: Spring Forward by Catherine Anderson
Spring Forward

3 Stars

Book Info

Released: January 2nd 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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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Kathy Valentine

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

Elizabeth

Thanks for the review

Timitra

Thanks Suzanne for the review

Amy R

Thanks for the review.

Elizabeth

Thanks for the review

Timitra

Thanks Suzanne for the review

Kathy Valentine

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

Amy R

Thanks for the review.