I spend a lot of time reading in public: on the bus, in line at the grocery store, waiting for events to start. Unfortunately for the people around me, I am not a quiet reader. I laugh out loud at the funny bits, sometimes with my head tossed back and sometimes there’s an “OMG” thrown in there too. If they’re really lucky, I might mutter commentary as I go along. Yes, I am that crazy person on the subway.
Luckily for all of you, most reviewers blog their thoughts instead of broadcasting them to the entire bus.
“I swear there were parts in this story that had me laughing so hard I had tears in my eyes and had to keep my legs crossed to keep from wetting myself It’s full of ups and downs. Dilemmas and eye opening experiences. All of which were well written and delivered in a manner that pulled the story together and rocked.”
“This is the perfect contemporary romance! Stacey does an excellent job conveying each character’s emotional struggle as they attempt to bridge the gap between who they are and who the other person would like them to be. Readers will enjoy watching this highly relatable drama play out. Furthermore, the secondary romance between Kevin’s bartender and her ex-fiancee is both heart warming and hilarious. This story will leave you itching to get your hands on more of Stacey’s romances!”
“In the hands of a lesser writer such themes would become maudlin and downright embarrassing. But Merriam protects the fragile beauty of his story, and the human strength of his characters, and delivers an ending that resonates and speaks of the wonder all of us can find in the corners of our lives.”
“This is a feast for the love of historical romantic fiction that embraces American history. I found it vastly entertaining. I read it from start to finish in one sitting. I highly recommend it and feel it is a worthy addition to this genre. I give this book a rating of 4 out of 5.”