Review: Here He Comes Again (Storybrook Lake #1) by Melissa Shirley

August 18, 2015 Review 0

Review: Here He Comes Again  (Storybrook Lake #1) by Melissa Shirley

Welcome to Storybook Lake, where dreams come true.

Not all fairy tales have a happy ending. Jocelyn learned that the hard way, when she married her high school sweetheart Keaton Shaw—only to have him break her heart.

But that was a long time ago. The papers were signed, the divorce finalized, and Jocelyn is no longer a little girl with her head in the clouds. That’s why no one in Storybook can believe it when Keaton, the All-American dream boy, walks into Jocelyn’s bakery, looking as sweet as one of her frosted cupcakes, and demanding a second chance with the woman he still calls his wife

Title: Here He Comes Again
Author: Melissa Shirley
Series: Storybrook Lake #1
Published by Lyrical Press
Source: Author
Published: August 18th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Romance
Pages: 197 pages
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Stars: two-half-stars
Flames: three-flames

Jocelyn has been in love with Keaton for what seems like her entire life. After being caught cheating, Jocelyn divorces him.  Then one day, he shows up on her birthday wanting to pick up where they left off. We then start the flashbacks in earnest.

This story showcases young love and the struggles of marriage. Jocelyn’s twin brother introduces her to his best friend Keaton when they were young and in school. Jocelyn never felt up to snuff with Keaton from the get-go.  We see that continually in the jump to the past then back to the present chapters we get. Because of the back and forth, I never felt connected to either character. Too much jumping around to form any bonds. There was nothing happening that enticed me to root for them. This is billed as a second chance romance, but Keaton doesn’t really do any romancing to get Jocelyn back.  I know young love can be sweet and all encompassing, but it felt dysfunctional from the beginning. You would hope that with age comes some wisdom, but it doesn’t seem to here. And the ending? What was that?  Very disappointed. The writing itself was ok, but the style was the kicker for me.  I did not like the flip-flopping around, the character development suffered, so I found myself disinterested.  For some it may be an enjoyable read, but I am sorry it wasn’t for me.


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