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Book Title: Expecting a Bolton Baby
Book Author: Sarah M. Anderson
Introduction: I was craving some ooey, gooey Harlequin styled romance so I decided this book should fit the bill! I also got it from a random garage sale (I know, I know…buy the books from the garage sale don’t benefit the author,so the least I could do was review and get the word out about it).
Normally, I love ooey, gooey, super romance-y type books but for whatever reason I wasn’t into this book. Now, hear me out, this book was SUPER AWESOME and it definitely fits the bill of being an amazing Harlequin romance, but personally it just wasn’t hitting the notes. Perhaps I thought I wanted to read a romance and I actually needed a different genre, but it just wasn’t doing it for me.
All that being said, this book was really good in the romance genre – my distaste for it wasn’t because of the book itself, I think I just needed a genre change.
So, remove my negative thoughts from the equation and here’s my thoughts:
This is a nice book to read when you don’t want some heavy, crime/psychological/horror type novel. It’s a smooth read, it moves quickly and it’s packed tight with romance. It’s over flowing with a beautiful narrative and sappy lines, which can make every romance fan drool with excitement.
Expecting a Bolton Baby is apart of a series, but I didn’t have any issue picking up on what happened in the first. It won’t leave you confused or lost, but the first book would help connect a few more dots. It can be treated like a standalone for any romance readers who simply need a sappy book to pick up.
Character growth and development was great in this novel as well. I’m not usually expecting much development during a Harlequin romance, but it was there for the picking!! Great job Sarah!!
This book might not seem to be the most realistic novel in the entire world, but it does fit the Happily Ever After sort of build I like to see in novels. I really enjoyed that aspect where it wasn’t depressing and sad for the entire novel – it left me feeling warm and fuzzy. This little slice of life book is great to pick up those winter blues!!
Overall, this was a good book! I might not have been feeling the romance genre, but it was a sweet read! I would definitely suggest anyone who’s a fan of romance or needs a break from reality to pick up this beautiful book!
Three out of five stars!