8 Feb 2019

A Love for the Pages | Review

Title: A Love for the Pages
Author: Joy Penny
Pages: 225 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Publisher: Snowy Wings Publishing
Rating: ★★★★

Synopsis

Kiss. Marry. Kill. Nineteen-year-old June Eyermann has always known exactly which of her favorite Byronic heroes goes where. She’d kiss moody and possessive Rochester from Jane Eyre and marry prideful but repentant Darcy from Pride and Prejudice, leaving obsessive and spiteful Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights to be chucked off a cliff—but no. She couldn’t leave any of her heroes behind. She lives for her favorite fictional worlds.

But June is about to get a serious wake up call when she returns home for the summer after her college freshman year. Stuck somewhere between feeling like a kid again under her parents’ roof and being forced to start acting like an adult with worries about her future career, June looks at the library volunteer position offered to her as a way to keep her sanity for the next few months before she can go back to school.

What June doesn’t expect to find at the library is her favorite romantic heroes brought to life—all in the same man. Obstinate, prideful and even a bit rude, Everett Rockford shouldn’t exactly be ‘dating material,’ even if June’s heart rate accelerates whenever she’s near him. But after discovering his enigmatic past and witnessing a few fiery moments of tenderness, June can’t help but see Rochester, Darcy and even Heathcliff in Everett. If she’s going to make it through the summer without becoming a tragic heroine in her own story, she has to separate the man from the ideals of fiction in her head. Because if there’s one thing she knows about Byronic love stories, it’s that they don’t always end happily ever after.


Review

This book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Snowy Wings Publishing!  

A Love for the Pages tells the story of college girl June and her summer vacation.

This is the first book I read by Joy Penny and I really liked reading A Love for the Pages. The story was really fast paced and easy to read, I finished this book really fast.

I really liked that June was such a bookworm. I could easily relate to her feelings and ‘problems’ because I’m a book nerd myself. Everett was a bit mysterious and I really liked his niece, Abby. I’m also really interested in Sinjin (so I cannot wait to read A Love for the Mistletoe, June and Sinjin’s story).

Something I also liked in this book was the ‘failed’ friendship between June and Deana. It’s something that happens when you go to college and I really liked that Joy Penny used that in her story. It made the story seem real.

It often felt like June and Everett’s relationship was a bit rushed, but I liked their story nonetheless. I cannot wait to read more books by Joy Penny and I definitely cannot wait to read A Love for the Mistletoe!

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