Thursday, March 21, 2019
Love in the Shadows by Barbara Wallace
Can a feisty four-legged matchmaker help four best friends find the romance of their dreams?
Jenny is a woman on a mission – she’ll even resort to dognapping to make her point! But can she teach a reclusive, emotionally-wounded tycoon that love heals all things?
(Synopsis from Goodreads).
Lately, I've been trying to read more of my smaller books that I've had for a while. It feels nice to be able to get so many books off of my TBR, which I'm always trying to lower to a manageable number (haha, like that's ever going to happen). I wanted to read a cute, light, fluffy contemporary that would be a quick book to read, so I decided to pick up Love in the Shadows. Unfortunately, I didn't really like the book.
Love in the Shadows just wasn't a book for me. I found it to be very cliche. Throughout most of the book, I found myself wanting to roll my eyes at the things that Jenny thought, and the way she and Nick acted. It reminded me of reading one of those cheesy Harlequin romance novels that my friends and I used take from her mom, and pass around in middle school. The plot, and the dialogue were both very cringe-worthy. In fact, the only reason why I finished Love in the Shadows was because it was so short. It does get an extra star because the scenes with the dogs were cute, but it wasn't enough to save the book for me.
Even though the dogs were cute, they just weren't enough for me to like Love in the Shadows. Everything else about the book was cringe-worthy, and cliche. I don't think that I will be reading anymore of this author's other books due to not liking the writing style so much. I'm sure there are other people that love this sort of romance, but it just wasn't my cup of tea.
I give Love in the Shadows: 2/5.
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I received this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.