Saturday, November 28, 2015

Review: Something in the Air by Marie Landry

Something in the Air
by Marie Landry 
New Adult Realistic Romance 
Asked to Review
Average Goodreads Rating: 3.62
Published on: November 10, 2015

Before I get into my review, here's the synopsis from Goodreads:

Her life hasn't gone as planned, but she's about to realize that sometimes the best things happen when you stop expecting life to be a certain way...

When Rose Morgan put off her college plans to help her mother through a difficult time, she thought it would just be a bump in the road of her journey. She got a job to help pay the bills and started picking up the slack at home. But three years later, her bumpy ride hasn’t smoothed out yet, and Rose feels stuck. She’s working at a job she hates and living with a manipulative mother. She’s tired of feeling like her life has stalled, tired of the resentment and anger building inside her with each passing day.

Then Declan Connelly appears in her life, and even though the hot Irishman is seriously tempting, Rose is determined not to let him in. She’s afraid to suck anyone into her bizarre life, especially someone who seems too charming for his own good. She soon learns there’s more to Declan than his sexy accent and charismatic personality, though. He’s a good man, and he wants Rose in his life, baggage and all. He’s got his own, and he isn’t scared away like she originally feared he would be.

Everything in Rose’s life is changing quickly. It’s finally her time--time to figure out what she wants and what her future holds. Time to get swept off her feet and not fight it. But when her plans might take her away from all the amazing new things in her life, including Declan, Rose has to make a choice. Is she willing to chase her dreams, even if it means letting go of love?
 


My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars. 

Disclaimers: I received a copy of this novel from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not obligated to write a good review nor did I receive any compensation for writing this review.

Why did I decide to turn the pages? It looked like something I'd like. 

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: I wanted to like this one so much. The plot sounded incredible, it had sexy Irish men in it, and it was about self-discovery. It seemed like everything I like. Yet, it just fell flat. 

The writing style irked me and I'm not quite sure why. The characters didn't do what I wanted them to. And the plot just fell flat for me. 

Having said that, I probably wouldn't have written any of that if I hadn't gone in with such high expectations. 

On a whole, the novel wasn't bad. It was intriguing and I enjoyed it. It just wasn't quite what I was expecting. 

Having said that, I think many fans of new adult fiction will enjoy this one. It's different in many ways, particularly the last 25%, than many novels in this genre. It is an intriguing book; it just wasn't what I was expecting. 

So why 3 stars? Fell kind of flat for me, but it was still one that I enjoyed. 

Warnings/Side-notes: As far as new adult novels go, this one is on the tamer side, but it is still meant for older audiences. 

The Wrap-up: Lots of potential, didn't quite live up to it. However, all in all not a bad book. 

Love,

Danica Page

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