Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Cotton candy for the brain

One of my book clubs selected mail-order brides as June’s reading topic. Typically mail-order bride stories are set in the historical West, which I don't really enjoy reading. I did a little Goodreads research though, and found a paranormal mail-order bride novella with a contemporary setting: Loving the Lion by Lola Kidd.

After too many bad dates and heartbreak 28-year-old Erin is done with dating. Too bad she still wants a family. So when Erin meets Olivia, the owner of Lovely and Kind Brides, a marriage broker for shifters, she’s intrigued. Can she have her cake and eat it, too?

There wasn’t much to the plot of LtL, but it was a quick, enjoyable read. Billed as a standalone novella (“No cliffhanger!”), it’s an introduction to the series. However, with no real meat to the plot, and with so many things glossed over, it felt…empty. Pleasant, but not satisfying. Kinda like cotton candy…

Kidd, Lola. Loving the Lion (Mail-Order Mates Book 1). Amazon Digital Services, 2015. 3 stars.

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