My Copy: Sent For Review (ebook)
Bridal shop manager Chloe Rogers will soon marry Richard Foster—so she thinks—until suddenly, she bumps into her childhood sweetheart, Josh Goldman, whom she hasn’t seen in thirteen years. The sparks between Chloe and Josh fly, but Richard provides safety, financial security. Should she follow her heart or her head? The answer comes in a surprise twist. While cleaning her attic, she stumbles upon love letters written to her estranged mother forty years ago from a man she loved. When Chloe secretly brings them together again and sees how much time they’ve lost, she is challenged not to make the same mistake her mother made. Will Chloe opt for security or will she risk her heart and marry her true love?
Love Letters was a DNF for me. I only read about 30% into it before I decided that it wasn’t for me. The book starts out fairly strong, though from the beginning I did not like the main character of Chloe. Her indecision between a guy that treats her like dirt and her old flame was really annoying. Her fiance acted that she wasn’t there half the time and when he did acknowledge her, he does so with disdain. Chloe’s interest in him seems to be solely based on the fact that he has money and that rubbed me the wrong way. She is also a late twenty something woman who not only keeps a teddy bear from her old flame, Josh, but she is constantly cuddling it. Huh? Chloe just seemed immature and opportunistically engaged to a jerk. Her inner dialogue also seemed the same. There was a ton of “I don’t know, do I like Josh or Richard”. I guess it might be because by the time I was her age I had two kids, had been married a handful of years and was way past all that immaturity.
Josh is the long lost love who happens to be back in the tiny town he moved from years ago. He was cute in the boy next door type of way. While by the time I put the book down we didn’t know much about him yet, I liked him up to that point. His ex-girlfriend was a huge beotch but I’m sure she was meant to be troublesome.
I think had I connected with Chloe, I would have liked Love Letters more. As it was, I didn’t. Geraldine Solon’s writing is well polished though, so perhaps those with a love for contemporary romance will try it and love it.
Love Letters by Geraldine Solon: DNF