- File Size: 1916 KB
- Print Length: 121 pages
- Publisher: Little Bear Books; 2 edition (January 19, 2017)
- Publication Date: January 19, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01N6T85B0
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,011,722 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Raving About Rhys: A cosy prequel to the Welcome to Whitsborough Bay series Kindle Edition
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Callie thinks that growing up without a Dad, makes her seek out older men as partners. She likes the confidence, maturity and experience they come with and feels more comfortable with that type of guy, than anyone her own age. Her current beau seems to be perfect but looks can be deceiving. Callie is about to discover that an incredible lot lies beneath the surface of those all around her…
Callie is super likeable. She’s spunky, caring, funny and looking for love. She doesn’t always make the best decisions but that just makes her more real. I felt quite invested in her search for happiness.
Ruby is an absolute darling. She’s Callie’s favourite patient at the Bay View Care Home and has quite a colourful past! Her antics and opinions are amusing and her shrewdness helps Callie in more ways that she would expect.
Whitsborough Bay is a gorgeous setting. The beach, the sun, the community all combine to create a cosy yet enchanting environment well-suited to happily ever afters.
The pacing of this novella is spot on. The reader is never left bored yet the action moves slowly enough for some quality character development. Each page and event moved the story along nicely.
Favourite new word
Lairy: (British Informal) for cunning or conceited; flashy; aggressive or rowdy.
“It’s so romantic, or it would be with someone special and not a load of lairy, drunk lads.”
If you’re looking for a quick, light love story, give this one a try.
I voluntarily read and reviewed this book through Rachel’s Random Resources.
What I learned from the small number or novellas I have read is that they often leave you with the feeling that something is missing.
That wasn't the case with Raving About Rhys.
Although it has only 103 pages it felt like I read a full novel.
Don't think for a second it was because the story was boring. It was not. It is bacuse when I finished it felt like the story was complete.
It didn't feel like the story should have been longer because there were some parts that should have been more developed. There were only the feeling of completeness.
Our main character Callie got me immediately when she said she liked older guys.
I feel like there are not enough female characters that prefer older men. Chik-lit genre is full of guys close to the age of main character and rarer are the cases when the love interest is younger.
Beside the fact that Callie prefered older partners, she was one likeable character with flaws. She is hasty, funny and not-smart-enough. I even think her IQ scale is lower then average. But that is fine. Not all the charaters have to be smart.
We have to consider what do we want from the book before analysing it's characters and plot.
If you ask me, this novella had an aim to entertain the audience. It did entertin me, and it was pretty sucessfull at it.
I liked Mikey. He was sweet and it was enjoyable reading about him.
Although Tony was a jerk, the scenes that included him were always interesting. I dare to say, they were few of the most interesting ones.
The writing style was clear and simple, as it should be in chick-lit literary.
Who do I recommend this book to?
To ones who are in a search for a quick read that will entertain them and make them laugh, but have nothing against stupid protagonist.
Remember: The world is full of people. Not all of them can be smart. If they were, the word "smart" would lose it's meaning.
Plus, good story doesn't always have to have smart characters. It has to have interesting ones.