2017 is already in full swing. Though I am enjoying the new boots and comfy sweaters I got for Christmas – I am already over the winter weather!! We got 6 inches of snow here last week, and that is about 5 1/2 inches too many for me. Luckily, before being snowed in I was able to make a quick trip to the library. In front of the fireplace, with a good cup of coffee and a new book to read is the perfect place to be! One thing I’m excited about this year is participating in the #TBRChallenge, being hosted by The Misadventures Of Super Librarian. Each month, there are posted themes and “due dates”.
First up is for the month of January is romance (or a novella, or short stories). I don’t normally read a lot of romance, but finding a good romance wasn’t too hard. I am a fan of Meg Cabot, and have been looking forward to reading her latest book! The Boy Is Back, which is kind of romance, is all about a small-town scandal and a reignited romance. I picked the book for this particular part of the challenge, and after reading it, decided that although it was a good read, it really wasn’t that romantic.
Reed and Becky once dated in high school, and had one hell of a prom night. The night had ended in a crashed golf cart and a dislocated shoulder for Becky. Reed’s father is a prominent judge in the area, and to him this was an embarrassment. Fast forward 10 years, neither have seen each other. Reed has been traveling the world on the PGA circuit, Becky and her sister have started their own business locally. He’s back in town to help his parents, and along with his siblings needs the help of Becky’s business.
The flame between them is almost immediately reignited. The story wasn’t as romantic as I expected, but it was a fun read. One thing unique about the story is Cabot’s writing. The story is told strictly through a series of texts, e-mails, transcripts of interviews, and a few newspaper articles.
Next up in the #TBRChallenge is a new-to-you author. I’m super excited about that – there are two series that I’ve been dying to read!!