I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
by Sarah Morgenthaler
Released: May 5 2020
Series: Moose Springs Alaska #1
” I felt like the characters were as cartoonish and flat as their counterparts on the cover.”
~ Under the Covers
Full disclosure: I DNFed this book, I got to 30% and I made the decision not to continue reading. Why you ask? Was it because I hated it? Nope, I didn’t hate it but I could tell that this book wasn’t going to get more than 2 stars from me, and life is too short and my TBR is too long to continue to read a book which I will only give 2 stars.
A lot of people have enjoyed this book, and I can see why, it’s funny, and as bold, bright and colourful as the cover. Unfortunately for me, I felt like the characters were as cartoonish and flat as their counterparts on the cover. That didn’t mean I didn’t like them, it’s just that I found it too false and over the top; it was very much not for me.
Another reason I decided to not continue was the hero. I was sold a grumpy hero, and instead got a ray of sunshine… any character that dresses his dog in a new adorable outfit each day cannot be defined as grumpy. His lack of care for his own business, a diner, also didn’t sit well with me. In an economy where small businesses struggle someone being so contemptuous of their success just struck me as incredibly ungrateful. I was probably reading too much into what was supposed to be a cute character quirk. But, it bothered me.
So, although this book did have some laugh out loud funny moments those weren’t enough to keep me reading past the 30% mark. Some books you just don’t connect with and, for me, this was one of those books.
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