Friday, June 5, 2015

Book Review: Love, Lucy by April Lindner

Love, Lucy by April Lindner
Publication date: January 2015
Pages: 304
Source: ARC from NetGalley
For: Review

Summary (from goodreads):
While backpacking through Florence, Italy, during the summer before she heads off to college, Lucy Sommersworth finds herself falling in love with the culture, the architecture, the food...and Jesse Palladino, a handsome street musician. After a whirlwind romance, Lucy returns home, determined to move on from her "vacation flirtation." But just because summer is over doesn't mean Lucy and Jesse have to be, does it? 
Things I Liked:
Enjoyable, but not amazing. I loved the retelling aspects, though it's been so long since I read A Room with a View that I'm not sure I have a leg to stand on there. It was kind of a fun romp read.  Reminded me a lot of Just One Day.

Things I Didn't Like:
It was fun, really, but I always feel like books with characters who fall in love with someone in a night and go off to do crazy stuff with them are just not believable. I think this is just because there's no way I would do that. I guess reading about it is as close as I will ever get.

Just One Day by Gayle Forman

s-factor: !@
a number of them

mrg-factor: XX

v-factor: none

Overall rating: ***

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  1. Isn't this the same author who wrote the Jane Eyre retelling? I guess retelling stories is her thing. I loved the original A Room with a View. I think I feel the same way that you do about 24-hour romances.

    1. Yes, she's done the Jane Eyre one and a Wuthering Heights one (called Catherine). You might enjoy this one if you liked the original :)

  2. I find it hard to relate to books where characters do things I wouldn't do but sometimes I enjoy them. This one does sounds cute but I've never read A Room With A View.

    1. I'm with you. It's sometimes nice to read about people who do things I'd never do, but sometimes annoying. I guess it depends on the author.


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