Love on Tap – book review

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Love on Tap
by Judi Lynn
Release Date:  November 22, 2016
Publisher:  Lyrical Press
Book #3 of the Mill Pond Series
Number of pages:  256
Kindle Edition
Source: ARC from Net Galley
Contemporary Romance M/F
Rating: NC-17
Read 11/8/16 to 11/9/16

When I’m choosing books to read, I try really hard not to end up with a book that is in the middle of a series.  Even when the author says books and the series can be read individually without confusion I’d rather have the tapestry that the author is creating as the series progresses in my mind.  When I requested this book I found no indication it was part of a series.  I found out before I read it that it kind of is though.  Thankfully, this was one of those that you didn’t have to read the first book to understand.

This story is very sweet and heartfelt, but sometimes I felt the writing to be basic.  Or actually, it was wordy when it didn’t need to be so made it seem basic.  In the beginning, I thought the author was telling me things because they’d be important later.  I quickly realized that isn’t the case.  Because the copy I read is an ARC, I cannot quote an example from the book so I’ll do my best to explain.  There is a scene where the heroine, Paula, goes with her kids to the airport to pick up her mom.  We are told how boring the drive is and that she had games for the kids to play.  On the way home they stop for burgers.  Nothing happens in this section of the book other than her picking her mom up but it took up two pages with descriptions of their actions that were not needed.  I’m assuming the author is trying to bring the story to life with more detail, instead it bogs it down.  I believe this book would have been more interesting with fewer words; it would have felt more intimate.

Chase makes the perfect hero.  He is settled, patient, great with kids, gorgeous, kind, etc., etc.  In fact, I really enjoyed most of the town and am now interested in reading more about everyone.    Even with the wordiness, I enjoyed the story and wanted to keep reading.

3 stars

**I received and ARC of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.**
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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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