Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Love of My (Other) Life by Traci L. Slatton Review:

Goodreads Book Blurb:
What worlds would you move to be with your soulmate?

Painter Tessa Barnum is struggling. Her husband left, she's broke, about to be evicted and has made some serious missteps in her career.
When scruffy Brian Tennyson explodes into her life, claiming to be from an alternate universe, Tessa thinks he's a crazy vagabond - albeit one with mysterious and undeniable appeal.

Then he informs her that in his world, they're married.

Tessa's universe is turned upside down as the truth of love and loss, victory and humiliation, and second chances comes back to her. She has to choose love over logic to reach that state of anticipation where miracles unfold. The secret to her own life was always in her heart.

Genre - Contemporary Romance

1 Star

The Love of My (Other) Life is a Contemporary Romance written by Traci L. Slatton. I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review by Parvati Press through NetGalley.

The Review:
I really did not enjoy this book at all. The writing was choppy and hollow, abruptly switching from one scene to another. Paragraphs or chapters would end on antidotes that were neither cleaver nor funny. Though I liked the idea of this book, even if not terribly original, I couldn’t get into the story and I felt like it was buried under a slew of awkward actions, frivolous words and artistic ideals.

The characters were vacant and animated. I never got a real sense of who they were. Where I think the author was trying to portray quirky and ingenious characters, they only came off as pretentious and annoying. Tessa was in her mid thirties and had the maturity of a teenager. Her grasp on reality was skewed which she lays off as her artist eye. The one bright note in this book was Brian. I did like him even though he had a mad professor feel to him. He was eccentric and fun and his reason for traversing between universes for a lost love was sweet and sincere.

One last note - The cover is very deceptive. Looking at it, you get the sense this is an erotic book or even a heavy romance which it is not. Its sweet and energetic but could easily pass in the New Adult genre.

The Wrap Up:
Though I wasn’t a fan of this book, it had enough kooky and fun that Im sure it would appeal to other readers, I just wasn’t one of them.


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