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Reading Under the Willow Tree

Environmental Science student, book reader, big dreamer, Sailing/Kayak/Surf instructor, Film buff, Adventurer, Girl.

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Stand-In Star - Rachael Johns For this review and more visit my blog

Stand in Star is one of those books that is ‘nice’ but never breaks into anything extraordinary. It didn’t excite me but didn’t bore me, I liked the characters but didn’t love them and I thought the story line was alright but not amazing. It was adequate but I couldn’t help but think that there was just something missing throughout.

Both Holly and Nate are likeable but I am not too sure I bought the romance between them. There were issues that held be back, mainly the speed of the romance. They fell in lust, love fell apart and got back together again in the space of a week, at the end of that week they are willing to change their lives for each other. I am a romantic but this was too quick even for me. Then there is the issue of Holly’s recently deceased sister who was also Nate’s lover. His jumping from one sister to another was also a little too quick for me. It is these issues that held me back from the romantic side of the story, and I found I couldn’t connect as much as I wanted to.

Stand in Star is an enjoyable and short read but it lacked elements that make it memorable.

The publisher provided me with a free copy of this book in exchange for and honest review