Moments in Mapleville – book review

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Moments in Maplesville Bundle
by Farrah Rochon
Release Date:  September 9, 2015
Publisher:  Nicobar Press
Books #1 and #2 in the Moments in Maplesville series
Number of pages:  212
A Perfect Holiday Fling 99 pages
A Little Bit Naughty 113 pages
Kindle Edition
Source: Amazon free download
Contemporary Romance M/F
Rating: XXX
Read 11/17/16 to 11/18/16

I read A Perfect Fling a few years back and enjoyed the story.  It is a short and sweet holiday romance.  At the time I gave it 4 stars noting that it did its job.  It was a super quick read that gave me a break from the hustle and bustle of the holidays.  I recently downloaded this bundle pack of the first two books in the series so gave the first book a reread as a refresher.  Although this time through I found a few other issues with the writing, I decided to let the 4 stars stand.  It still works for what it seems to be meant for.

Unfortunately, those little writing issues from the first story carried over and multiplied in the second book.  While reading A Little Bit Naughty I couldn’t help but wonder if the author even had anyone else read the story before it was published.  The actual story and characters are lovely and fun, but when an author writes “that faithful night” when she means “that FATEFUL night” it just takes me out of the story.  And that’s not the only issue.  The writing just didn’t flow and the language was elementary and these issues kept jolting me from the fictional world Ms. Rochon had created.  Honestly this book was only finished because it was so short.  I can only give this one 2 stars.

As much as I enjoy the stories this author has to tell, I have too many other books I want to read to slog through the mediocre writing.

3 stars for the bundle

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About Cheri

I'm the mom of two boys and wife to my high school sweetheart. Our oldest, Josh, is 23 and living at home while working. He just finished trade school for media arts and is looking for a job that will be a career so he can get out on his own. In the meantime he's got a steady job with benefits. Our youngest, Griffin, is 19 and in the Army. He just got married so I have also gained a daughter. Unfortunately, he is stationed in Washington so they're across the country from us. I was lucky enough to have the option of leaving the work force a few years ago. Since that time I've been slowly trying to get our house in order and catching up on a lot of reading.
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