Thursday, October 31, 2013

Review - Just Like in the Movies by M.B. Feeney

Ava Jones has settled for a life that she’s not sure she wants anymore, but won’t admit it. Her best friend, Erica Davidson talks her into taking a break on the Isle of Wight. Her days on the island are spent thinking things through, and arguing with Morgan whom she hates on principal.

Is it so wrong for her to want a life that follows the script of a honest to God romance film?

~ Kelli's Review ~

Ava has a rather unconventional relationship with her long-time boyfriend. The love they once had has seemed to fizzle away and they are together more out of convenience than anything. Her life may not be as picture perfect as she wishes it would be, but she's comfortable for the most part.

When her and her best friend, Erica, go away on vacation, she begins to see what her life could be if she had enough courage to make some major life changes. Erica tries to push Ava outside of her comfort zone knowing that she deserves so much more than she currently has.

Ava also meets a man that absolutely infuriates her at the beginning of her vacation. For some unforeseen reason, everything about him just gets under her skin and she can't even stand to be near him. However, her thoughts start to change towards the end of her stay.

Upon her return home, Ava starts to reevaluate her life. She now sees that her relationship with Marcus isn't going anywhere and just isn't the same as it was all those years ago. Can she find the courage to completely uproot her current life in hopes of finding something more?

This was a cute little story. It is fast paced and just enough story line for a well though out novella. I really enjoyed how the pages were laid out almost like a movie script. I could see this turning into a full length novel should the author choose to expand on the story.

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