Release Day/Review/Giveaway: Meant to Be by Melody Grace
Come take a trip to Sweetbriar Cove: the small town where true love is guaranteed.
Poppy Somerville believes in happily-ever-after. It’s the reason her romance novels have won devoted readers all over the world – and why she’s broken off her engagement just weeks before the wedding instead of settling for less than true love. Escaping to her aunt’s beach cottage in Sweetbriar Cove, Poppy is looking for inspiration to break her writer’s block and finish her new book. She just wasn’t counting on the handsome, gruff contractor making such a racket next door…
Cooper Nicholson doesn’t believe in soul-mates. He thought he’d found his forever once, and the world proved him wrong, so when the cute brunette comes storming over and demands he keep the noise down, romance is the last thing on his mind. But his new neighbor is full of surprises, and soon, their chemistry is too hot to ignore.
As they grow closer, they discover fiction has nothing on the plot twists life has in store. But will Cooper find a way to let go of the past and risk his heart again? And can Poppy find her happy ending – on and off the page?
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Melody Grace has captured the art of writing light, sweet romances. She has refined her craft and Meant to Be is no exception. First off, can we just take a moment to admire the beauty of that cover because it is stunning. Moving along, I loved the names Cooper and Poppy, two unique names that I have rarely crossed in the romance world. I found their romance to be light-hearted and fast but sometimes, that is the way love is. Cooper has baggage and insecurities and it was nice for once to see a male struggling to find love while the female waited around for him to get it together.
While the story was nice, I would like to see Melody Grace write something different. I would love to connect more emotionally with these characters but honestly, I will forget their names and this story within a hour or two of closing the book. Sometimes this isn’t a bad thing but over the course of numerous novels, I would love to truly fall in love with characters and have me thinking about them long after I close the pages. I guess I want more; I find Poppy sweet and Cooper a little rough around the edges but I haven’t built an emotional connection with these characters. I think that is my greatest disconnect here. So while I do enjoy a light-hearted, quick romance, I want to see more emotions, drama, and a true connection to these characters.
NYT bestselling author, a SoCal transplant, and sexy romance junkie 😉 I never say no to ice-cream…
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