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Twice in a Blue Moon by Cate Masters
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bookshelves: books-i-read-on-my-nook, read-via-net-galley

(ARC provided via NetGalley for an honest review.)

I can describe this book in in one word: cute. No, it wasn’t one of those books that will leave an everlasting impression on me for the rest of my life but it was pleasurable to read just the same. Plus, the fact that it takes place in a very wintery part of the world goes along with the Christmas mood and it’s a fitting book to read for this time of the year.

To begin with, the writing was good and flowed smoothly in addition to very well structured sentences and a wide array of vocabulary. Short books are already way too short, there’s nothing that ruins them more than spelling or grammar mistakes so kudos to the author on that note.

On a less positive note, when I first began reading this book, I had a hard time feeling the chemistry between Melanie and Joe just because it seemed a little forced to me. However, after I got a little bit more into the book I warmed up to them and their chemistry seemed to flow a little more naturally. I guess this is also partially why I didn’t finish this book in one day. Well, that along with my never ending search for a decent job- which I found by the way, FINALLY!

Moving on, the plot as well fell just a bit short for my liking. Maybe it’s the fact that I have read some books with very exciting and jumping-off-the-edge-of-the-cliff kind of plots lately but it just wasn’t enough excitement for me. Don’t get me wrong, it was still far from what I would consider boring, I just wish it would have been a little more adventurous is all.

With that being said, I loved how deep Masters ventured into the minds of the two main characters. Not only were the chapters being written from their personal perspectives very fun and amusing to follow but they also added a very personal touch. I loved that, just for that I would be willing to read more of the author’s works. Although with my new job, I will have far less time to read. Oh well.

Also, I should point out that I didn’t check the genre of this book before I requested it and just thought that it would be a romance novel with some smut in it. Unfortunately, it had no smut in it whatsoever. Although that didn’t take away from my experience of the book, I have to make a mental note to myself that I have officially turned into a horny, sex-craving reader who loves those kinky sex scenes. Yep, how interesting. I almost wish there were some because I would have liked to see that private moment between Melanie and Joe, whom I grew to adore by the end of the book. I guess anything to make the short book just a little bit longer. Although, her film crew really annoyed me- I wouldn’t have minded less of them.

All in all, this is a very cute romance story that was just way too short and I felt like it ended just as we were getting to the good part. Also an epilogue would have added a little something to the book as well. I recommend this to anyone wanting a quick romance read that will undoubtedly leave them wanting more without a continuation waiting for them in the future.
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Reading Progress

November 9, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
November 9, 2014 – Shelved
November 27, 2014 – Started Reading
November 27, 2014 –
November 27, 2014 –
42.0% "This book is cute for sure. And going by pretty quickly."
November 30, 2014 –
December 3, 2014 –
December 3, 2014 –
December 3, 2014 – Shelved as: books-i-read-on-my-nook
December 3, 2014 – Shelved as: read-via-net-galley
December 3, 2014 – Finished Reading

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