Title:Just For You
Publication Date:July 31st 2014
This book is a prequel novella to the Escape to New Zealand series and occurs before the series starts so it can be read as a standalone which I did and honestly, I enjoyed reading the book, it was cute but it's not something that I would personally read over and over again. It was really short, I read it in a day with a ton of pauses in between but everything felt rushed sometimes. I loved that I got to learn a ton of New Zealand slang words and culture. The actual story was really cute if a bit predictable and overdone.
I happen to really like when books are short and fast-paced. Short and fast-paced over long and drawn out any day. This book was exactly like that even though, I've not been really in the reading mood lately, I was able to finish it in record time. However, even though I enjoyed that aspect of the book, I felt that at some points stuff was butchered and rushed through e.g the romance, the character development. I get that it is a novella but I felt like time could've been spared for the important features of the book. Though it was a quick read, the rushing through of those features made the book a little less desirable for me.
The sheer amount of New Zealand phrases and culture in this was just...AHH! I loved it, I felt like I was travelling to the place without leaving my house and it was cool! There were so many lavish descriptions and it made me want to be in New Zealand. I learned some new words and I could live there. Seriously, because of this book, which had a frickin' New Zealand phrase glossary, I think that I would survive, like hardcore survive a day, possible two in New Zealand. Crazy huh?
The premise of this book was good and I read like the wind but I didn't feel like it was original and I didn't get a sense of genuineness from the romance in the story. It all just felt done before but it was funny. I mean, the characters were cool, their relationship was interestingly hilarious. Idk, for some reason, I just could not stop giggling and face-palming at the romance.
All in all, it was a decent read, a good one but it was more on the not-perfect side than the perfect side. Moreover, I enjoyed it, I both liked and disliked stuff about it and I feel like the bad stuff cancelled out the good stuff and the good stuff cancelled out the bad stuff so I was left with nothing. In which case, I did not know how to rate this book because it wasn't my cup of tea but I feel like it might be someone else's. In the end, I went ahead and decided to give this book 3 cupcakes because it's kind of the middle ground I think where the book is not so bad but it's not perfect either.
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