This was an unusual read for me. This story was published in a book with another story, the story that gets the cover of the book. But for the purposes of this review, I am only reviewing this particular story. I thought that, in terms of a short story, this was quite good. The author does a great job developing Jenny's character, as well as some of the potential love interests, and I think the backstory was really well developed, given the short length of the story. There is a lot going on in terms of plot, but never does it seem overwhelming or confusing.
In terms of constructive criticism, I think the only issue I had was the actual romance developing. Because this was a short story, there was not a lot of time to let the romance develop. So, it seems like it flips on like a light switch. And sure, that does happen in real life, but I think the story would benefit from more length and time for that romance to bloom in a more natural, realistic manner. Also, I would like to have seen some resolution regarding other characters who played key roles in the story.
The story was sweet, delivering moments of humor, romance, and at least one of righteous indignation. That is a lot to deliver in just a few pages, so well done. But it left me wanting more, wanting to see this developed into a full length novel in its own right.
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