Book reviews are subjective. I tend to rate books not according to how “perfect” they are, seem to be, or are said to be in general but rather to how perfect they are to me. I received a complimentary copy of this book, for which I’ve given an honest review, from the author.
It Happened One Night by Christine S. Feldman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
“Adventures in Blind Dating” this series calls itself, huh? Well, the opening of the series certainly isn’t lying.
I wasn’t quite prepared for how much of an adventure Paisley and Joe’s blind date turns out to be in It Happened One Night by author Christine S. Feldman. It might’ve helped if I’d paid better attention to the book blurb, but already knowing that Feldman has quite the knack for novellas and romantic comedy, I didn’t bother.
The story opens with humor and a measure of desperation on Paisley’s part, turns right around to meet Joe in a poignant family situation, and then throws the hero and heroine headlong into catastrophe. And that’s only the beginning.
There seems to be a stretch with quite a bit of cursing–nothing explicit or spelled out for the reader, mind you, and it’s more than understandable, given the debacle the characters find themselves winding deeper into. The repetition just gets a little worn. Also, during part of the “calm down” after the debacle, the story just misses falling into a real lag while the characters try to figure out what to say or do with themselves next.
Still, my enjoyment of the story was thorough, and I can only imagine what adventure will break out next in the series.