Forgetting Chuck Taylor Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B07V2PTXVS
- Publication date : July 11, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 567 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 222 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #640,564 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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I've been very into F/F romances lately and this one looked absolutely adorable. There's a lot of mileage in the premise and the queer aspects were handled incredibly well. It's rare to find a queer romance where bigotry or anti-queer sentiments aren't a major factor of conflict. In this story, they're a non-issue, which was a breath of fresh air.
The dialogue, which is an aspect that I'm usually picky about, was well done as well. I could imagine the exact way everyone was speaking the words. It was all very natural, which also seems to be a rare thing in romances.
My biggest struggle with it, however, was an aloof writing style. Every book has those paragraphs that begin with something like "Over the next few weeks..." wherein general action is described for the sake of moving the plot forward. There were gigantic portions of this book that had that same tone, like it was a general overview rather than in the moment. The aspect where it was the most obvious was when Taylor and Eva decided to write out "vows" as promises they're making to each other in their relationship. Then the narrative gives an overview of the themes discussed in the vows. In that moment, I would have much rather read the exact lines they came up with. In certain parts, it almost feels like she was writing out the vague outline of a first draft that she meant to come back and elaborate on later, but never did.
The author mentioned that she is a straight woman herself, but a very big ally. This book was written for queer friends that were stuck with mostly tragic or dramatic queer stories. While I commend Bailey Peters for the support, I theorize that this probably has a lot to do with why the writing style had a kind of removed feeling.
In general, I would suggest this book either for someone that loves your usual kitschy romances (but queer) or someone that needs a palate cleanser from other dark, tense books. It may be standard fare, but it's a quick, simple, and worth the time.
And the way people come out of the woodwork stating they had the same issue of the one woman. I think that happens a lot more often than we realize.