Review: Romance by the book by Jo Victor

Romance by the bookDescription: For a smart woman, Alex is pretty clueless. She wants the truth, but she’s looking in the wrong place. She wants love, but she’s not looking at all. If only Cam didn’t keep disrupting her life, Alex might be able to find some answers. After all, it’s not as if Cam is interested in her. Which is probably a good thing, since Cam is even more infuriating than she is charming—and she’s got plenty of charm. On the other hand, Rosamund, Cam’s ex and Alex’s professional rival, is definitely interested in Alex, but can she be trusted? Alex doesn’t even realize the historic house she’s staying in is haunted. Perhaps a little supernatural help will lead Alex to uncover the secret of a love story hidden for over a century, and to solve the greatest mystery of all—the truth hidden in her own heart.

Rating: 4/5 stars

Cover: I love how the cover looks like an old painting. And the little kitty; it’s like she’s the main character with her prominent colouring.

Review: I really enjoyed reading Romance by the book. I liked every character – apart from Rosamund which I loved to ‘hate’. Each component of the story came together very well and I lost myself in the story. Ghostly matchmaking is a fun thing and it wasn’t overdone.

Up until the very end I would have given this book a five star rating, so why didn’t I? The story was rather new-ish, meaning I haven’t read something exactly like this before which is always a plus to me. It developed so great, seriously. And then it was ruined by a corny action that has been done a thousand times. Maybe more. I was really disappointed. And the very end? Seriously? I don’t want to spoil you but so, so stupid and unrealistically.

I got it as an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.


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