REELING IN LOVE – GLORIA HERRMANN
Release Date: March 18, 2017
Read: March 9, 2017 (ARC)
My Rating: 4
POV: Third-person single perspective from heroine
Series: Single In Seattle
Finding the perfect cup of coffee in Seattle is easy. Finding a guy, not so much—unless that guy finds you…in the most unexpected way.
Snap. Click. Snap. Molly steers clear of anything that doesn’t have her behind the lens of her trusty camera. That is her passion, her love and her life. Being an award-winning photographer who creates countless book covers for authors all over the world has its perks—half-naked men, for starters. Always looking but never touching—mixing business with pleasure is a big no-no in her line of work. Molly never could picture herself having a happily ever after like the romance novels where her cover shots are featured.
There are plenty of fish in the sea, but what happens when you get clobbered by one—literally? Molly finds herself being the catch of the day in Seattle’s Pike Place Fish Market.
After meeting Owen, a sexy fisherman with stormy-gray eyes, everything changes. Not ready to take the plunge and dive into this romance, Molly finds herself barely keeping above water as she swims in a sea of new emotions and wild love. She isn’t so sure she is cut out for this relationship, but Owen sets out to prove that fate has him Reeling in Love.
Will Owen and Molly sail off into the sunset or will Molly be the one that got away, only to stay…Single in Seattle?
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I have a couple of mixed feelings regarding this book. For me, it read more like Chick-lit instead of a straight-up romance. There was no POV from the hero, Owen, which disappointed me because he was a great guy and I wanted so desperately to be inside his head. The book felt like it was only Molly’s story.
Let me explain…..Molly was very insecure, did not trust her instincts and always needed advice and insight from her best friends to make decisions in her personal life. This book was all about her development from insecure and resigned to never having relationships with men, to her realizing that in order for her to be happy, she needed to take chances. Molly did indeed grow in character. I did not like her at first. Not at all during the first half of the book. She was winey and annoying and not very mature. In fact when she got together with her best friends, it felt like they were high school girls instead of being in their early 30s. Definitely immature for their age.
However, I did love the close relationship she shared with her friends. Regardless of their arguments, which were often, they loved each other. I believe it was thanks to that relationship that Molly was able to find the courage to take a chance on love.
Owen was amazing, patient and kind. Lucky for Molly that he was patient and persistent. Owen and Molly met in the quirkiest way, but Owen believed it was fate. He was determined to convince Molly she was perfect….and perfect for him as well.
I really did adore Owen. Thankfully the second half of the book gave us more of him and Molly as a couple. Their relationship development was very slow but that was due to Molly’s insecurities. There were many emotions throughout the story. Some very sad moments occurred and yes, I cried. There were times I smiled as well. Of course I was frustrated too. Not because of angst but because of how Molly treated Owen at times. But when they finally became an official couple, I did the happy dance!
Molly’s two best friends, Tiffany and Mackenzie, each had different personalities; both were single as well. I believe we will indeed get their stories sometime in the future (hopefully near). I admit I am especially looking forward to Mackenzie’s story. That girl could use some happiness!
So all that said, I may have complained here and there but overall I enjoyed this book. I will add that I probably would have loved it if we had Owen’s POV. For me as a reader, and my personal preference, I enjoy books more when they have both H/h perspectives. It is important to me to have an equal balance of perspectives. Just thinking…I could see this as a family TV drama portraying the lives of three best friends. It kind of had that vibe. 😉
This was my 5th Gloria Herrmann novel and I will be reading more. Also Reeling In Love was her first ‘jump’ into the erotic genre and I though it was done well. Very sexy. Looking forward to reading more.
*I voluntarily read and reviewed and advanced reader’s copy of this novel. My opinions are honest and unbiased.
Gloria Herrmann is an author living in beautiful eastern Washington. All of her books have been set in Washington, and she is eager to share how gorgeous her state is with readers.
An avid reader and lover of words, becoming an author has been a dream come true for her. She still pinches herself all the time, and wonders how she got so lucky.
She released her debut novel, Loving Liam, the first book in The Cloverleaf Series in October of 2015, and three more titles from this series have been released by Limitless Publishing. Gloria wrote Single in Seattle, a three book erotic contemporary series that will be released by Totally Bound in early 2017. She has several self-published titles that are also available at Amazon.com.
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