The Little Bookshop of Lonely Hearts (Lonely Hearts Bookshop #1) by Annie Darling

A quaint old bookshop, where happy ever after is only a page away…

Once upon a time in a crumbling bookshop, Posy Morland hid in the pages of romantic novels.

So when Bookend’s eccentric owner, Lavinia, dies and leaves the shop to Posy, she must put down her books and join the real world. Because Posy hasn’t just inherited an ailing business, but also the attentions of Lavinia’s grandson, Sebastian, AKA The Rudest Man In London™.

Posy has six months to transform Bookends into the shop of her dreams but as Posy and her friends fight to save the bookshop, she’s drawn into a battle of wills with Sebastian, about whom she’s started to have some rather feverish fantasies…

The Little Bookshop of Lonely Hearts (Lonely Hearts Bookshop #1)The Little Bookshop of Lonely Hearts by Annie Darling

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Loved the cover, loved the idea! But I just couldn’t stay in this book.

The lack of progress did it in for me by the 3rd chapter and I didn’t experience the emotion of it.

The storyline did not move along like I thought it would. It seemed way more stretched out than I felt was necessary for such a simple plot. There was a likeness in some of the characters thoughts and actions where they almost became indistinguishable as far as voice goes.

I really wanted to get to know the characters and their quirks and habits but the substance was just not there. Not a whole lot going besides a surrounding theme of opening a bookstore and dizzying relationships that kept getting shallower and shallower by the minute.

The idea was definitely there but the story to take you there was lacking. I was so bummed about it because I really wanted to like it so much more than I actually did.

I would like to try reading another book by this author though.

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