Saturday, November 29, 2014

Review: Love, Lucy by April Lindner


Love, Lucy by April Lindner
Published: January 27th, 2014
Publisher: Poppy
Pages: 304
Genre: Vacation Romance

The best books are the ones that can authentically transport you to different places. You'll find that with Love, Lucy. There are plenty of books that take you to England and France, not as many that take you to Italy. If you loved Anna and the French Kiss, I can guarantee you'll love this one!

Lucy is a likable protagonist who really grows into herself as the novel progresses. There may be points in her interactions with others (namely her parents) where you just want to push her in the right direction, but for the most part you can back her actions. I really loved to see representation of a girl, who is quiet and unassuming on her own, really shine in something like theater. There are stereotypes that you must be loud and musical to be in the performing arts, but Lucy defies that stereotype. 

Jesse remains an enigma for almost the entirety of the book. The reader gets to know Lucy very well, not as much Jesse. Nevertheless, he's still 'dreamy' and fills the role of a romantic interest. This book shined in its side characters: Lucy's roommates, and the overly-kind Shane. 

This book is enjoyable if you love 'vacation flirtations,' college settings, and, of course, romance.

Note: I received an advanced copy from the NOVL newsletter. Thanks so much!