Another great work from Melissa Brayden, fitting the romance genre to a 'T'. The performance by Felicity Munroe, is amazing, she brings all the charac..Show More »ters to life and performs great ascents for all the different characters - great job!
The romance is centered around Jess (very focused head of her own advertising company) and Brooklyn (partner in a small competing ad company).
What works is the story, it is a great traditional romance, with a conflict in Brooklyn which prevents her from admitting her love to Jessica a. There are a couple of side plots, around a teenager and her mother with a drink problem. As well as Brooklyn finding out she her birth mother wants to see her.
The romance is great, the performance is great, the story and location is very well done. It does start a bit slow, but once it gets going and the characters are established it is very enriching. The narrative is not as snappy as "How Sweet It Is" but the location and descriptions are close to me heart as it is set in NYC . The I<3u moment is very well done.
So why is this not 5 stars. Well just a couple of things. First there are a lot of repeats, again, which become noticeable, 'Starbucks' gets way to much mention in this, I get that it is there for a humors scene which uses this, but it almost feels like product placement. A number of phrases/actions are repeated a few too many times ( hair pushed off her forehead), and, I'm not even sure this is possible, but perhaps too much kissing, oaky in real world its not possible, but in a novel, maybe. This are minor things. It is an engaging listen, and I can relate a lot to the Brooklyn character (it would be nice to believe what is offered to Brooklyn can happen, I have no evidence of it, and perhaps that makes these types of stories bitter/sweet)
Very much recommend it as a very strong lesfic romance.
Another amazing novel from Melissa. The story continues with the Soho Savvy agency, and this time it is Mallory Spencer, the head of the agency who ho..Show More »oks up with a bar owner, Hope Sanders (this is based in NYC)
The strength of the story is Melissa's style of writing, which is as endearing as the characters portrayed. There is a great mix of, humour, suspense, and romance in the novel, and I recommend it.
What's nice for me about Melissa writing, is that I always come away learning something new, and wanting to do experience it as well. Such as eating fries with lemon juice outside near the Brooklyn bridge.
Felicity Munroe, brings the work alive, like no other, all the characters are distinct and full of the quirky charm written into the prose. Supper skills and talent from Felicity!