#CBR15 Passport Challenge – Different genres (contemporary romance)
Readers of my blog know that all my reviews are written on my personal blog and then crossposted here on the Cannonball Read, which celebrates its fifteenth anniversary this year(!) The recent comment diversion celebrating this, challenging us to write fifteen-word reviews seemed like the opposite of everything my review style represents. I frequently have review titles longer than fifteen words. Nevertheless, I decided to use the comment diversion to try to help myself through my review backlog (which is now on 12 books and counting). So until I’ve caught up – my book summaries are going to be very short and succinct, and then I’ll try to say what worked and possibly didn’t work so well for me in the books.
Chick Magnet: Hot, but struggling small-town vet and earnest chicken influencer fall in love after the pandemic.
If you want a longer summary, there are over two hundred reviews of this on Goodreads. This book was recommended to me by my good friend and fellow romance aficionado Emmalita. There were so many parts of it that I liked, but I really couldn’t get past what a central part chickens played in the story. I don’t like birds. I have always found them pretty creepy. That I frequently got dive-bombed by seagulls every summer visiting my grandmother in the west of Norway probably didn’t help. I’m very fond of eggs, they’re very tasty, but I really don’t like chickens. I find them unnerving. So the fact that Nic’s whole life revolves around chickens was somewhat of a downside to me. Now, this is unlikely to be a big deal for most readers, but I still wanted to explain why this wasn’t higher than four stars for me.
Full review on my blog.