These ‘about me’ sections, or even sections that inform you about blogs, have never been my forte. Much to my chagrin, I was never taught the unwritten rules of what you are supposed to say. The links at the side of the blog – Twitter and Goodreads, for example – are liable to tell you more than I could ever say in words.
Mostly, this will be a book blog. I read a lot, and I love to share my views on my most recent reads. I try to read a little bit of everything, but if you look closely you’ll notice I will occasionally become obsessed with one specific genre for a short period of time. Old books, new books, yet to be released books – I read them all. If you’re an author looking for advance readers or just wish for more reviews of a book you’ve already released, please feel free to contact me. There is a contact form at the side of my blog – if you scroll down below the Twitter and Goodreads sidebar you will find it – so drop me a message and I’ll be sure to get back to you in double time. After all, finding new authors is what makes the book world go around.
Thanks for taking your time to read this. With a little bit of luck, you will find my blog much more interesting than this mundane introductory section.
Saturday, 3 June 2017
Review: Behind the Bar
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Behind the Bar is the second in the Behind the Love series, and I enjoyed it more than I enjoyed the first book. Once again, it is a three-point-five star read rounded down. As with the first book, I had an internal debate of whether I was to round this one up or down – and whilst it did have more four star moments than the first book, I was still leaning more towards three stars when I stopped to think about how much I enjoyed this one.
Behind the Bar tells the story of two of the characters introduced to us in the first book. As with the first book, the story starts at a wedding, before things quickly grow out of control. Whilst the first book is a story of finding new love, this is a story of recognising the love you have. Due to this, we have a very different kind of read in Behind the Bar. I really enjoyed this change of feel, allowing us to read a completely different kind of story.
As with the first book, however, I felt as though the story had ups and downs. When I was reading a part of the story where I was interested, you could not pull me away from the book; however, there were certain parts of the book where I felt as though I was forcing myself to work through the story. Overall, the story was interesting, yet my enjoyment of the story came and went more than it should have. I think, in part, this is because I managed to work out quite a bit of how the story was going to play out. There was a lot happening within this story, yet I managed to see most of the things before they occurred. Had there been more twists, I would have been shocked a bit more. I’m not saying everything was predictable, just that I wasn’t as shocked by most events as I would have liked to be.
Despite this, I really enjoyed getting to know the characters from the first book even better. As I’ve already stated, it’s a very different kind of story. In addition to being a different type of story, the characters are also very different. Hence why I said this book has a very different feel to it. Moreover, we get to see the characters from the prior book as well, allowing us to see how their lives have progressed.
Overall, I enjoyed this more than the first book. It’s left me curious to see how the future stories play out.
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