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Love, From A to Z by Robin Alexander

⭐⭐⭐⭐☆ Robin Alexander books are like a carefully hoarded treat that we dip into when we feel rather deserving. Though this one was...

Neighborly Love by Christine L'Amour

⭐⭐☆

Amy Parker is a twenty-three year old artist who’d dropped out of college three years back and is comfortable living with her parents and taking on freelance jobs as and when they come her way. She is happy napping and playing video games the rest of the time. She volunteers to house-sit for a friend and finds her neighbour is Meghan Crichton, who has really loud parties every weekend. Meghan is the owner of a small, struggling business. She’d borrowed money from her father to start the business and her father wants the money back now – money that Meghan doesn’t have. Amy and Meghan meet in the complex’s Communal Gardening volunteer project and get along surprisingly well.

The initial altercation (loud party music at night avenged with loud gospel music early next morning) built a promise that the rest of the book failed to keep. The super-quick appearance of their first kiss just didn’t have enough build-up of attraction between the two. Following that, there is an inconsistency in their meetings – in some places it is said that Amy drops by any time and in other places it is said that they meet during the gardening time. About 95% of the book is about each one’s individual needs which the other doesn’t fulfil because of differences in their personalities. There is very little communication between the two and even lesser understanding of the other. We especially found Meghan rather dismissive of Amy in her mind. A rather hurried update in the epilogue doesn’t do enough to make their relationship with each other more harmonious to us.

This is an okay read, but really, there are too many ways it could’ve been better – so it is rather unsatisfying.Our suggestion: pick something else.

⭐⭐☆

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