REVIEW: The Summer of chasing Mermaids

Posted January 28, 2017 by Lanae in Book Reviews, contemporary, Four Star Reads, Romance, Stand Alone, Young Adult / 0 Comments


There was a time when I wasn’t quite so stingy with 5-Star ratings.

But now that I’ve given up the pretense that I’m going to be a serious book reviewer/blogger (I barely have time to write my own stuff), I’m trying to be fair as I can to those books & series that are without a doubt FIVE STAR material by not giving every book I really enjoyed reading the same rating.

That said, there’s a couple quotes from this book that (almost) made me want to five star this anyway. And while there were poems throughout, the entire novel read like poetry. I’m not usually into this style of writing either. But I really enjoyed this.

Also, “WWTTD?” (What Would Tami Taylor Do?)” <– FNL References are always a win.

And it’s totally true that “You can’t put a condom over your heart,”ladies so be careful (LOL)

Oh and one more, because I’m someone who is just SO SICK of the double standard when it comes to women wanting sex without necessarily needing (or even wanting) a commitment. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve heard that dated ass, “Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free”saying.

“Who says the cow is even for sale? Why sell the cow when you can get milked for free?

I think I’ll leave it here. Beautifully written story, even if it was a little longwinded in the delivery at times. I also side-eyed the cover a little bit, but that’s another issue all on it’s own.

This isn’t a book that I can see myself reading over again to be honest. And ordinarily that would dictate that I automatically rate it within the 3 to 3.5 star range but the plot and characters were so refreshingly original and heartfelt that I can’t help rewarding this with an extra star just cuz.

4 Ramble-Worthy Stars

 

About Lanae

I'm the original rambler & founder of The KBR. I write fan-fiction as V.O.L.C & my original fiction under the pseudonym 'Nae Marx'. I also blog about my favorite books & thoughts on writing with my sister Diva.

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