Saturday, August 22, 2015
REVIEW: A Hopeaholic's Hallelujah by Vanessa Stevenson
Author: Vanessa Stevenson
Publication Date: July, 2014
Buy The Book: Amazon
SINERS needed NOW for a Wroking Holliday in Cyprus!
Work six nites/week. Injoy sites in the day. And sun and beech.
3 munth kontrakt. Start ASAP.”
Only desperate people answer dodgy ads . . .
Enter reckless optimist Jessica Hollingberry.
The gamble is audacious. The stakes are high. But all Jess sees is the chance to win back her fiancé and turn her life around. Anyway, it’s not like it’s a life-or-death situation; it’s just a short stint on an exotic island. What’s the worst that could happen?
Then she meets delectable, irresistible Aidan Reynolds, and she suddenly realizes the odds were stacked against her from the start. She doesn't have a prayer.
My Thoughts: Aspiring singer Jessica moves to Cyprus to accept a contract to perform for the tourists. Unfortunately, Jessica’s experience does not go the way she envisions. Her accommodations are atrocious, the people who hired her are awful, her schedule is a stand-by on call position and she finds herself attracted to Aidan, one of her singing partners. I liked Jessica, Aidan and the other singers but I really struggled with staying connected to the story. I kept waiting for Jessica to make a decision about her future, whether it would be with Aidan or her fiancé, Peter; whether to stay in Cyprus or return to London. By the time she made the decisions, the book was over and I felt like the ending was rushed.
My Final Verdict: Though I found parts of this story enjoyable and entertaining, overall the storyline dragged on far too long with a rushed resolution.
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of The Hopeaholic’s Hallelujah from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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