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Tuppence van Harn
on May 10, 2014 :
This was such a sweet romance.
The story flowed smoothly and cleanly. The characters were a bit simplistic, but this was not offensive in the least. In fact "simple" is probably a good way to describe the book. Simple as in being content in just being. The main character, Tammy, was very simple. She worked exactly the correct number of hours per week, she visited her sister every Friday, she attended church and a church singles group every Sunday. She had routine meals with specific menus on specific days. All this suited her perfectly. And though it was routine, it was in no way dull. She was so comfortable in her life that when the love interest, Evan, appeared it was a shock to her system. In fact, the whole relationship was so complicated it stood in stark contrast to her simple, routine existance. It was easy to see how she was winded, flustered, and nervous whenever she was around him. It made her mistakes endearing to me.
One thing I really liked about the book was the fact the romance wasn't the be all end all of the story. I got to know Tammy and her friends and family outside the romance. I got to watch her work, interact with family, just be alone at home. The story was Tammy-driven, not Tammy-gets-a-man driven. I actually cared about what happened to her.
This would make an excellent summer read, especially if you are looking for something that will leave you with that warm fuzzy feeling and a smile on your face.
(review of free book)