Thursday, January 29, 2015

Kate & Alf by Carrie Stone

Kate & Alf by Carrie Stone
  • Print Length: 339 pages
  • Publisher: HarperImpulse (February 5, 2015)

What They Say.....Kate loves Alf. And Alf loves Kate… Doesn’t he?

Kate can’t wait for her long-term boyfriend Alf to propose. So he might be a bit of a control freak who’s obsessed with his career … and he also seems to have conveniently forgotten their two-year plan to get married, buy a bigger house and have children. But Kate’s sure that ring will be on her finger soon.

When her thirty-second birthday ends in humiliating, proposal-less disaster, even Kate is left wondering if Alf really is The One. Then Alf’s friend, Marcus, needs a place to stay. With his dark eyes, easygoing manner and kind concern for Kate, Marcus is everything Alf is not - and it's not long before Kate begins to wonder if there’s more to life than diamonds.

What I Say.....I can't even imagine the pride you have in a publishing a book.  I want to love all books and recommend every book I read.  But you just can't, if you want to give honest reviews.

Unfortunately, Kate & Alf was not a book that I would recommend.  Normally, if a book doesn't thrill me, I can put my finger on what I didn't like right away.  But in this case, there wasn't one thing.  I just couldn't get into the story.  I was bored.

It had all the things I normally love.  English chick lit, boring boyfriend, new romantic interest introduced and a best friend with a heart of gold.  But the boring boyfriend was truly dull as dishwater, the new romantic interest felt forced, I never understood what supposedly made Kate and Marcus interested in each other (and they didn't stay interested for long).  And the best friend, Megan, had a side story that was actually too big for the book.

It did have some sunny spots, some of the nursing home characters were fun, Kate was a sympathetic character, and the little twist of a second Alf at the end was fun.

But in the end, reading this felt like a chore, instead of a pleasure.  Cute cover, though.

 photo signature_zpsc91ef999.png

No comments:

Post a Comment

Blog Archive