Review: Joy by C.S. Poe

Published April 5th 2017 by Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M, Romance

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Down on his luck is Gideon Joy’s default state. He doesn’t know why he expected anything different on his cross-country trip, but not surprisingly, the hits keep coming—literally this time. Gideon strikes a moose with his car in New Hampshire, not only totaling his own vehicle, but damaging one belonging to local construction worker Silas Bright. He has no choice but to stay in Lancaster and take a job that’ll pay for the repairs. And in a town so small, Gideon’s always running into Silas. What starts as annoyance between them soon blooms into something much more romantic. But when Gideon’s notorious bad luck rears its head yet again, how many disastrous dates will Silas be willing to weather before realizing Gideon’s not worth it?

Despite Gideon’s desire to remain in the quaint community that has accepted him as one of their own, past fears of inadequacy threaten the very joy he left Los Angeles to discover. If he’s to find a happily ever after with Silas, Gideon must learn that sometimes it’s okay to not be the best. And true happiness might be waiting in a small town nestled among the great White Mountains.

There wasn't anything bad about this book, but I found it to be just okay. I though the story really suffered due to the short length. I get that it's a novella, but this had so much potential that was never reached. It IS a cute story, and I really liked the characters and setting. There's really no conflict, so the emotional level is pretty low. And with no sex between the MCs, the story was a little flat. I think my favorite thing about this was the cover (which I love!)

My rating: 3 stars

1 comment:

  1. Novellas are so hard to execute because I often find that they are either too short or they don't give me enough to care about it. There are some good ones out there but they are few in number in my opinion.

    Sorry this one didn't work for you but thanks for sharing!
    ~Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles


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