[ARC] Stuck With You by Carla Burgess

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Elena and her fiancée have so little in common – and maybe this is one of the reasons why he is making plans with another woman – and Elena is not happy about her life. A broken lift will bring a sudden change in her life: Elena finds herself stuck in the lift with her college crush, and there are hints that he is interested in her.

Stuck with you is a standard romantic novel, the ending is clearly predictable, but in my opinion the plot could have been developed better: I do not expect something unpredictable and the happily ever after is likely the standard to aim for, but here parts of the plot are left unfinished.

Maybe the reader is interested in what happened to Alan, but most of all about the friendship between Elena and Rachel: always best friends, Rachel never let her fiancée and Elena meet, the fact that Rachel does not like Daniel so much and… nothing, we will never know, Elena is happy, so there is no problem at all.

This book is a way to spend some time, but I will suggest other books, for the ones who want to read a romantic story I would instead suggest The hating game, that is fun, the main character has also a social and working life and the sub-plots have a conclusion.

Thanks to the publisher for providing me the copy necessary to write this review.


* Stuck With You by Carla Burgess ★★☆☆☆½

*I read this book in english

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

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While the sun sets over Boston, Lily and Ryle met on the roof of a building; she buried her father that day, and her only relevant memories about him are the violent episodes against her mother.

Some months later they meet again, and they are brought together by the mutual attraction they feel. Ryle does not particularly like stable relationships, but he chooses to try one with Lily.

Up to this moment It ends with us is a standard romantic novel: he, her, the attraction and then the love. But this is the exact moment the story changes becoming tragically realistic and dealing with serious issues.

The author in the post face tells she was inspired by relationships between people close to her to tell this story. The novel is much more than a romantic story, and it deals also with mother-daughter relation and friendship: it was unexpectedly nice and engaging.


It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover ★★★★☆

*I read this book in english