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Bookit Review: Someone Like You

Title: Someone Like You
Author: Barbara Bretton
Published: August 2, 2014 (Kindle Unlimited Edition)
Grade: B-

This is the second novel in Bretton’s Idle Point series, and as far as I can find out the last book.  The location seems to be the largest thing in common these two novels have, with a few minor characters that seem to come along for the ride.

In this novel, we have two sisters.  Cat and Joely are the daughters of two musicians who made a mark on musical histroy before their own relationship seemed to implode and their father Mark seemed to walk out on them.  With their mother more interested in finding their father, it ended up being Cat (along with their grandmother) who did most of the raising of Joely.  This has naturally left both girls with some issues.

Like the first book, I think some of the resolutions to the problems the two sisters face comes rather suddenly, but unlike the first book, it doesn’t seem as bad.  The story flows well for the majority of the story, and you want to see everything resolve happily.

I do give points to this novel for having the two love interest staying the course when problems arise.  The whole story of Mark’s life after he left was a little weird, but I enjoyed the story enough to just suspend my disbelief.

I feel as if this should have been a little longer, maybe a few chapters, to allow for the ending to be developed more, but thats just as a reader. This was much better then the first novel in the series and gives me hope that I’ll enjoy the second series I got from KU written by this author.

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Bookit Review: At Last

Title: At Last
Author: Barbara Bretton
Published: March 21, 2013  (Kindle Version)
Grade: C

I got this book because it had a second book in its series available on Kindle Unlimited, and this one was being offered for a time free (At the time of this writing, I believe it is still being offered free on Kindle if you are interested).  So I can’t say I really bought it, but I also didn’t get it through Kindle Unlimited as I did the next book.

My expecatations might have been a little high going into this.  I love reading second chance romances.  The main characters, Gracie Taylor and Noah Chase, were engaged as high school sweethearts, but Gracie got some news (and a secret) that made her break it off and run out of town.  Years later she returns to her hometown for her father’s wedding and runs into Noah.

The prologue takes place when Gracie leaves town, and the first chapter brings us to six year old Gracie.  Half the book is setting the scene really, telling us about their relationship up to that point.  How things were with their familes and those who they went to school with (some become important down the road).  I found this hard to get into, because I wanted to go straight to them solving their problems.

I feel that the backstory could have been shortened, or perhaps interspaced with chapters of current day.  The current day storyline seemed to be very short and resolved quicker then you would expect.

The author doesn’t seem like a bad writer.  It feels almost like she just wanted to get this story out of her head, and had more of the romance in high school then when they reunite years down the road.  Which is why I continued on to the second book in this series, and am reading another series by her.

This book is good for those who love long backstories, teen romance, or just want a fluffy romance to read.  It does have sex-scenes, but not quite as much as most romances seem to have these days.