Sunday, June 12, 2016

seriously romantic: anything but love by abigail strom

i wanted a quick, sweet romance read, and in anything but love i got exactly that. jessica bullock and ben taggart have known each other their whole lives, but in high school jessica turns her back on their friendship and ben has resented her ever since. but when she is left at the altar on her wedding day, his old feelings of concern and friendship and maybe a little more rush back. somehow he convinces her to go on her honeymoon with him. and as they reconnect the years of distance fade, and soon their connection is deeper and more real and beyond anything they ever expected to encounter.

there are some hidden depths, but this isn't the kind of novel that should dwell on them. and it doesn't. but this as sweet and light as this romance is, it's not entirely superficial and that's worth noting. it's not a terribly long novel either, i think i read the whole thing in an hour and a half. but i got a happy ending and some beautiful images of bermuda and beaches to think of. what more can you ask?

**this book is scheduled to publish on july 12, 2016. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/montlake in exchange for my honest review.

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