Well, I read yet another book. This one is The Boardwalk Bookshop by Susan Mallery. Upon finishing it, I am once again reminded that books are very subjective and what one person may absolutely love and adore, another person may not, so take my review with a grain of salt as I am no “book expert.”
First, this book is not for you if you are not into explicit sexual language. Not that there was a lot of it, but there was enough that if it’s not your thing, this book won’t be either. I am not a prude by any means, but I’m not a huge fan of strong, what some people may consider “offensive” terms. I skimmed over those parts to move on with the story.
The story is about three women who rent a space together, combining businesses. Each woman has her own personal demons and issues to contend with, and we get to experience their hardships and personal growth throughout the book. I did like the combination of the three women; their unique personalities meshed well together, and I enjoyed watching the friendship evolve.
There was one character in particular with whom I could relate better to than the others, and if you know me personally and read this book, you will know exactly which one it is and why. It was a tough situation to be in and I was very curious how the author was going to resolve it. I couldn’t decide which way I was rooting for, but in the end, I was satisfied with how it was resolved.
It is an easy, light-hearted book about love, life, and friendships. If you read it, let me know what you think. It wasn’t the worst book I’ve ever read, but it wasn’t my favorite either, again, highlighting the fact we all have different taste when it comes to reading.