Review: Jessica Thompson – This is a Love Story

jessica-thompson-this-is-a-love-story-e1329424003476It’s been a busy past few days for me (more about that in a blog post tomorrow), so I’ve only just finished reading this book. I have a few days off work now though, and I’m expecting a parcel from Amazon tomorrow with the baseball books that I ordered last week.

It was really good though, especially for a debut novel. At first, I was a bit dubious as one of the main characters (Sienna) seemed a bit thin, but after a while her character was fleshed out a bit and I started to really get along with both her and Nick.

Like a lot of books in this genre, the book was written from two viewpoints, but unusually you saw most parts of the story through the eyes of both characters. It was a refreshing change, and definitely made the story more engaging.

The main storyline was obviously Sienna and Nick, and the almost love story between them. As I had guessed, it wasn’t quite a perfect love story, it’s definitely unusual when the two main characters don’t actually get together until the last 3 pages of the book!

The book also brought attention to a condition called Narcolepsy which most people find quite trivial (if they’ve heard about it at all), but you find out from the book that it’s actually quite serious and the effect that it has on the person and their family and friends too. Sienna’s Dad has this condition which makes him fall asleep (and fall over) whenever he feels any kind of strong emotion, and she spends a lot of time looking after him. In the end, it’s him that plays a big role in bringing Sienna and Nick together. He was also the reason that I almost cried in the last few chapters, I’ll not tell you what happened but it was very emotional!

I definitely enjoyed this book, very easy going and a nice (mostly) light hearted story. I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for Jessica Thompson in the future.

5-5

Now Reading: Jessica Thompson – This is a Love Story

jessica-thompson-this-is-a-love-story-e1329424003476 This is a Love Story, but not every story is the same. At first glance, it’s intriguing, although I have to admit that I’m a sucker for judging a book by it’s cover, and that’s pretty much why I bought this one. The description on the back seemed a bit odd too, and grabbed my attention:

When Sienna meets Nick, it’s not the way it happens in love stories, it’s because of a squirrel on water skis…

Sounds rather strange, but the other description on the back of the book says:

Funny and sad, this is the story of two people destined never to come together in the great love affair they crave more than anything else.

It will probably be a bit easier (and quicker) to read than the last book, but lets hope I enjoy it just as much!