Friday, August 21, 2015

ARC Review: Five Things I Love About You by Sarah Ballance

Title: Five Things I Love About You
Series: Chase Brothers
Author: Sarah Ballance
Genre: Contemporary Romance, novella
Length: 160 pages
ISBN: 978-1-63375-337-2
Release Date: August 17, 2015
Imprint: Lovestruck

Five things to love about NYC. But she only needs one…

California landscape artist Estelle Donovan hates big cities. Between the grime, the smell, all the drab concrete, and the suffocating summer heat, how can anyone breathe? Housesitting her brother’s New York apartment, complete with broken elevator and smoking air conditioner, is her kind of hell. It’s only for two weeks, though. What could possibly go wrong?

Dumping a jar of pickles on the hot girl at the grocery store wasn’t Crosby Chase’s finest hour, nor was getting bitten in the butt by the demonic cat on her fire escape. But he is going to change her mind about his beloved city, damn it. In fact, if they could just make it five minutes without falling into bed, he bets Estelle he can find five things she’ll love about New York.

Falling in love wasn’t part of his plan. And with an entire country between them, Crosby realizes he doesn’t need five reasons to make Estelle love New York.
He needs one big reason to make her stay…

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My Review
Estelle Donovan is a girl who hates the city and everything about it. When her brother asks her to look over his New York City apartment for two weeks, Estelle finds herself stuck and head to New York. 

When a man, Crosby, runs into Estelle with his cart and manages to dump pickles all over her, he offers to carry her groceries for her. Estelle then goes on to tell Crosby all about her hatred for the dreaded the city. In return Crosby bets Estelle that there is at least five things about the city that he can find and she will love. He hatches a plan to make her fall in love with the city while never expecting to fall in love with her. Now Crosby needs to think of a reason to get her to stay.

Five Things I Love About You is a very cute and sweet romance. The book is unique and quite funny and there was more than one moment where I laughed out loud (in public ... as people stared!) The dialogue and banter between Crosby and Estelle is great and comes quite natural. I enjoyed the dynamic between the two of them and seeing what would happen next. 

Heart warming and funny, Five Things I Love About You is a book that I could not put down. From beginning to end, I was glued to the book and read it in one sitting. I really enjoyed Sarah Ballance's writing style and her humor. This book is highly entertaining and a MUST READ!


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