Thursday, February 14, 2013

Book Review - 33 Valentines

From its opening pages, 33 Valentines lets readers know that it's not going to be the "standard" romance novel.  After all, how many books open with the main character taking a trip to the emergency room?  It only gets more complicated when we learn how she broke her arm and exactly what caused the accident.

Of course there's a knight in shining armor who comes to her rescue (well, in this hero's case, a knight in a plaid blazer).  

Sam and Sophie have been life-long friends.  He knows why she hates February.  He's always been there for her...much like a favorite sweater or comfortable sofa.  He's the guy who she can always depend on - until he starts dating someone else.  Of course, that's exactly when Sophie realizes Sam's more than a friend to her.  

33 Valentines is deeper than most romances I've read.  Sophie covers a lot of ground in this book as she finally admits to herself exactly why she wishes the calendar skipped from January straight to March.  I'm not normally a fan of multiple flashbacks in a book, but Ms. Monahan's work, and they give us insight into Sophie as Sophie's coming to terms with her own past.

Despite the underlying serious themes in the book, 33 Valentines is liberally sprinkled with humor and light moments.  Once I started this story, I had a difficult time putting it down.

I can't wait to read Ms. Monahan's next story.

Rating:  5 out of 5 dog treats

33 Valentines is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble.

Disclaimer:  I was provided an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  I received no compensation - monetary or otherwise.

No comments:

Post a Comment