This was the second book by Valerie Bowman I picked up. I was excited to see how her fun and effervescent characters would translate to a novella. For the most part, I enjoyed this cute little second chance love story about childhood sweethearts who meet again years later.
While the pacing in this novella is quick (by necessity) I immediately connected with the characters. Ms. Bowman’s historical world is fun and irreverent and full of kind people. I love it. I think the flashback scenes were exceptionally well done.
I do think there were a few superfluous scenes that could have been replaced by more present-day face time between the hero and heroine. They didn’t really hash out any of the problems in their relationship or subsequent separation.
That said, this story was cute, it was quick, and it was enjoyable. I highly recommend Valerie Bowman’s writing. The novella length was just a little restrictive to add any depth to this particular plot.
**I received an ARC of this book in order to provide an honest review**
MR. HUNT, I PRESUME releases February 8, 2019
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