Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Review of Five Things I Love About You by Sarah Ballance

Five things to love about NYC. But she only needs one...

California landscape artist Estelle Donovan hates big cities. Between the grime, the smell, all the drab concrete, and the suffocating summer heat, how can anyone breathe? Housesitting her brother's New York apartment, complete with broken elevator and smoking air conditioner, is her kind of hell. It's only for two weeks, though. What could possibly go wrong?

Dumping a jar of pickles on the hot girl at the grocery store wasn't Crosby Chase's finest hour, nor was getting bitten in the butt by the demonic cat on her fire escape. But he is going to change her mind about his beloved city, damn it. In fact, if they could just make it five minutes without falling into bed, he bets Estelle he can find five things she'll love about New York.

Falling in love wasn't part of his plan. And with an entire country between them, Crosby realizes he doesn't need five reasons to make Estelle love New York.

He needs one big reason to make her stay...

First, let me start by saying that this is a novella, not a full-length novel. 

This story was quirky, steamy, and fun! I absolutely loved the characters! The novella starts off interesting, and doesn't stop being interesting until the very last page.

Crosby and Estelle were great main characters and were written with great chemistry as well as interesting personalities! Even though the side characters don't make a huge appearance in this novella, they still had good development.

My only complaint, was that it seemed pretty rushed. The novella could have easily been a full novel without losing any of it's humor and romance. It left me wanting more of a story with Estelle and Crosby. There wasn't much in the way of plot except at the beginning and the end of the book. The author blurred right past the middle of the book. 

Overall, I hope to read more about the Chase brothers. This is a new to me author, and I'm planning on reading more. This book gets four glittery stars for being awesome, just not perfect.

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