We are so excited to be celebrating the release of A GIRL LIKE YOU, the next book in New York Times bestselling author Samantha Chase’s Magnolia Sound series. If you’re looking for your next beach read, hurry up and grab your copy today!
About A GIRL LIKE YOU
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
A GIRL LIKE YOU is the second book in the Magnolia Sound series. It is a standalone!
Sam Westbrook is a wanderer. He bounces from place to place, not really feeling the need to settle down. Now, he’s stuck in Magnolia Sound, running his great grandfather’s business for a year. If he leaves before then, he’ll forfeit his inheritance and the business he loves so much to do. Shelby is the town’s librarian and the pastor’s daughter. She’s quiet and shy and has lived her whole life in this small town. When the two meet at a bar, sparks fly but can these two opposites overcome their own fears and take the plunge with each other?
So, let me get the reason for my 3 star rating out of the way first. It was TOO sweet for my tastes! Too many exclamation points (and that’s saying something as I love exclamations)! The hero was way too under confident! Gah, I so wanted to love this one because I adore the opposites attract trope but it just fell flat for me.
However, the writing was well done and I did like the main characters though I felt like I could’ve loved them if they had a bit more gumption or they grew more as the story unfolded. The supporting cast was fun and gave some added layers to the plot that I enjoyed. There’s a bit of tension towards the end as the opinions of people become more pronounced which was good but again, I felt like it lacked some oomph!
This is an easy drama with fade to black sex scenes and sticky sweet characters. I’m sure there’s a bunch of readers out there who really enjoy this type of book so if that’s you, scoop this one up because it wasn’t terrible, it just wasn’t my particular cup of tea! Told from dual POVs with a happy ever after. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book.
Don’t miss the other books in the Magnolia Sound series!
About SAMANTHA CHASE
Samantha Chase is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller of contemporary romance. She released her debut novel in 2011 and currently has more than forty titles under her belt! When she’s not working on a new story, she spends her time reading romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on Facebook, wearing a tiara while playing with her sassy pug Maylene…oh, and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina.