Title: Love & Other Disasters
Author: Terri Jones
Release Date: 09 Dec 2020
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Violet Murphy has just landed herself in a world of trouble.
One minute she’s out on the town with her best friend, and the next, there’s a hot guy offering to buy her a drink. Normally, a man like that wouldn’t look her way. So…she panics. After a case of mistaken identity, a fake name, and way too much alcohol, Violet’s only hope of saving face is to never see his again.
Too bad life can’t be that easy.
J.P. Harper never expected to find himself down on his luck.
After all, he’s always been at the top of his game, saving struggling businesses and being paid well to do it. But when his latest project turns into a nightmare, one with a half-million dollars missing, it’s his reputation that’s at risk of going under. But a familiar face among the staff sends him back to that night he can’t forget. Is that the same woman? With his career and heart on the line, J.P. sets out for answers.
Can J.P. trust Violet and set aside that night to work together…or will their sparks ignite another disaster?
**** My Review ****
I just finished reading it, and I have to mention that the first thing that came to my mind at the beginning of the story was “ there are no ugly people, there are only poor people.”
Violet Murphy, a young lady, a little hidden under the veil of ordinaryness, turns into someone else just one night, the night she meets J.P. Harper. The attempt to resist him is lost somewhere halfway, and the desire to be someone else is simply irresistible. A false sense of self-worth, a false identity and too much alcohol are guaranteed combination for a passionate one night stand , two strangers and lots of stunts under the sheets. But what happens when the morning arrives? When the magic stops and the fear of the truth presses ….She tries to forget, but destiny’s got other plans…
Definitely, the beginning of the story is something that absolutely nailed me to the book, interesting events, even more interesting dialogues between the main characters and enough comedy to guarantee a good reading. Uncertainty, accompanied by comic elements, is what made me turn the pages. The book continues at a slower pace, bordering on the line to bore the reader. The main characters are well developed, and the book includes a series of supporting characters, who are also well developed and represented in the book.
Maybe it is just my personal opinion and preference, but I honestly think that the third-person narration somehow contributed to a little confusion in certain parts of the book. I would have preferred POVs from main characters.
If you are looking for a light-hearted romance with enough comic elements that will make you laugh, but also some serious touches that are part of the daily lives of all of us, then this is a good choice for you.