A Love for the Pages by Joy Penny

A Love for the PagesA Love for the Pages by Joy Penny
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

When June returns home for the summer after her first year of college her parents insist she needs to find some sort of job or internship for the summer. When a friend of hers tells her about a volunteer position open at the local library June jumps at the opportunity to avoid having to work at her step-father’s office.

The library always runs a summer reading program for children and when asked to help set it up June agrees. Much to her dismay this put her in close contact with the rich and powerful Everett Rockford who can be a bit rude. She agrees and takes on the challenge though to please her parents by getting close to one of the powerful Rockford’s.

I found this story to be really lacking in the romance department even though that was the main focus of the entire story. The actual relationship didn’t really come about until about 75% into the story and it seemed incredibly rushed. Up until then June and Everett barely interacted so what we end up with is basically insta-love which sometimes I don’t mind but when it’s a romance read I prefer a bit more romance and reasoning behind a relationship.

It also seemed the author spent a lot of time trying to compare the relationship to the classics that June loved but I felt this made June seem very one-dimensional as anything else in her life barely got a mention. There was an older relationship that could have used more fleshing out to understand. A friendship on the rocks that got brief mentions here and there. Really, in my opinion June and Everett both needed more fleshing out to grasp why they would be attracted to each other.

Overall, would have enjoyed more details and better character building to rate this higher. In the end just found it OK.

I received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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