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Bittersweet by Sarina Bowen
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it was amazing

Bittersweet is the first instalment of the True North series by Sarina Bowen. I actually read this a long time ago, but recently re-read and thought I'd review it.

I'm a little new to the romance genre, and I have to admit that I was a bit of a snob towards romance before giving it a real go. However, once I found some great authors who allowed me to see some of the amazing ways the genre can be used - I'm a bit of a fan now.

I love Griff and Audrey, I like them because they are well-constructed characters, with motivations that are real and well-explained. Their story is one that I became really invested in, and I was in love with the Shipley Farm from almost the first chapter.

The author creates excellent dialogue, and I love that - I like the interactions between the characters because of their conversations, it made me feel like I was part of the group standing around and chatting. Their 'voice' is how I think, and that made me enjoy the story a lot more.

There was just the right amount of backstory given, and just the right amount of characters to know. I really liked Zara, I thought she was really well-written, and I liked that most of the female characters were strong in who they are and how they live (being a romance snob, I assumed that female romance leads would be flaky women who need a man... I'm sorry romance writers! I swear I've seen the error of my ways!).

This is an easy read, but one that makes you feel good while you read it. I really liked it, even more as a re-read, and intend to read the rest of the series.

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Reading Progress

July 5, 2019 – Started Reading
July 5, 2019 – Shelved
July 5, 2019 – Finished Reading

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