Welcome to Licks, in this delightful book we meet, musician August and adrenaline junkie, Gwen. With years, misunderstandings, and secrets between them will they find a way to love each other?
LICKS by Kelly Siskind
Publication Date: April 4, 2018 Publisher: CD Books Genre: Contemporary Romance Length: 263 Pages Purchase: Amazon Story Rating: 3/ 5 Romance Rating: 4/5
Hey everyone! This ebook was kindly provided by the author/ publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
The hot new second chance romance from Kelly Siskind!
36 hours is a short spell when racing the clock.
2,160 minutes is an eternity for old friends to fall in love…
August Cruz is the only man I’ve ever loved.
He’s the one who got away.
He’s the one I totally screwed over.
Now he’s standing on my doorstep, nine years later, but he’s not the only thing that turns up. My mother’s lost diary is in my hands, and it might lead me to my father. A possibility I wished for one year ago, at my last birthday.
I have 36 hours to fulfill that wish.
I have 36 hours to drag August on a wild scavenger hunt.
I have 36 hours to protect my heart before I lose him again…because there’s something he’s not telling me.
First things first, I would like to take a chance and thank whoever was responsible for showing us what we all want to see on a book cover. Forget bare chests and couples embracing, musical instruments are where it’s at.
Now for the rest. This isn’t an easy review for me to write. The book was fine – just fine. In theory, this book checks all the boxes, a second chance, friends to lovers, happily ever after… It had the making to be a book I loved. But I didn’t connect with the characters.
Although the characters were 27/ 28 years old, the plot felt juvenile. You have two nearly 30-year-olds running around a city looking for ‘clues.’ They’re going places and talking to people trying to find the identity of her father. It would be a great plot for a young adult/ middle grades novel, not so great for an adult romance.
There wasn’t a time when I wanted to be friends with Gwen or wished I was her. I didn’t fall in love with August, although I have to admit that is an awesome name. There was a barrier somewhere. The characters were around my age, we even had similar interests. There shouldn’t have been a disconnect.
Overall, Licks was a fine book. It wasn’t horrible, it wasn’t amazing. I finished it, I wasn’t waiting for the next chapter but I also wasn’t counting the pages to the end. I don’t have strong feelings one way or the other regarding this book but I’m sure there are people who will enjoy it.