Sunday, 24 June 2018

RELEASE AND REVIEW Save The Date by Carrie Aarons

Title: Save the Date
Author: Carrie Aarons
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: June 24, 2018


You know that pact you make with your childhood best friend of the opposite sex? The one where, if you’re both still single, lonely and hopeless at thirty, you’ll marry each other?

This is the story about what happens when you hit the big three-oh and have to make good on that pinky promise.

Personally, I think love, romance and all of that nonsense is a crock of, well, you know. And Reese Collins, the boy who used to put worms in my hair at backyard barbecues, knows that better than anyone.

But when he moves to the same city I’ve happily, and singly, inhabited for years, memories of oaths past resurface. Reese is like a dog with a bone; a really hot dog and that bone just happens to be me.

He won’t stop hounding me, and the crazy thing is, my frigid, traitorous heart is starting to cave. For my best friend.

It seems so far off, when you’re a kid playing Monopoly in your treehouse. But when that clock strikes midnight on your thirtieth birthday, and you’re standing alone in front of a grocery store-bought cupcake, a childhood deal to walk down the aisle doesn’t seem so silly anymore. 

Rating - 💜💜💜

This is the first time I have read a book written by Carrie and after reading the blurb on Save The Date I was really looking forward to reading this one. I really wanted to love it but it didn’t quite hit the mark for me unfortunately. I didn’t connect to Erin at all. I liked Reese however. There are a few things within the story that didn’t really work on a whole for me. I won’t say which things didn’t click for me as I don’t want to give away any spoilers to the story.

Erin is a fashion blogger who made a pact at 15 with her male best friend. Reese is a male nurse working in NICU. I loved this about Reese! What a fantastic job. Erin and Reese connected on a friendship level but that was were it stopped for me. I didn’t feel that burning love, I didn’t feel the angst or anticipation of what was going to happen between them. They did make perfect best friends.

I thought most of the banter between the characters was funny. I caught myself smiling a few times during some of Reese’s antics. The book was quick and easy to read, I was able to read it within a few hours. Overall it was a moderate read for me. I’d like to look in on Carrie’s other work to see if I connect to another one of her stories a little better than I did with this one. I received an early copy of this book. The comments above are my own.

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Author Bio

Author of romance novels such as Red Card and Privileged, Carrie Aarons writes sexy, swoony and sarcastic characters who won't get out of her head until she puts them down on a page.

Carrie has wanted to be an author since the first time she opened a book, and still can’t fathom that she gets to live her dream each and every day.

When she isn't in a writing coma, Carrie spends time Netflix-binging with her husband, snuggling her infant daughter, and chasing her black Lab through the dog parks of New Jersey.

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