Saturday, May 3, 2014

Review - 'Holiday Heart' by Marilyn Conner Miles

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Thank you, Marilyn Conner Miles, for sending me an ARC of this story for an honest review.
Brenda goes to a friend’s wedding and runs into her ex-boyfriend. Blake broke up with her six years ago and she has pined for him ever since. He pursues her and she doesn’t understand why since she thought he wanted nothing to do with her. Even Blake doesn’t know why he keeps contacting her after he ignored her for so long—he just feels compelled to be with her again.
Although well-written in third person POV, I had trouble connecting with the characters. Miscommunications played a major role in the book since they didn’t talk about their feelings or why their relationship ended until after they started to date again. Some of their actions just seemed childish to me.
Anyway, I loved the scenery descriptions. I’ve always wanted to visit Washington State and I thought the details were extraordinary. I enjoyed the story overall but I wish the author would have expanded the characters’ back-stories. I wanted to learn more about them and what made them tick, other than each other. I hope Ms. Miles writes more about this couple. That’s likely since this story is the sequel to Acapulco Adventure (which I haven’t read/the book is about two of Brenda's friends) so there might be a third story in the future. I’ll keep my fingers crossed!
4 Stars.

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