Review: Falling for Her Soldier, by Ophelia London

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Category: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Warning: None
Publisher: Entangled Bliss
Pages: 219

Blurb:

She fell for the nice guy, but will she fall for the real guy?

Ex-ballerina Ellie Bell has twenty-four days left until her self-imposed man-less year is up. No more falling for the wrong kind of guy—charming, sexy, bad. Why can’t she find someone sweet like Charlie Johansson, her soldier pen pal? His e-mails meant the world to her, and she can’t stop thinking about him…until she meets Hunter, whose muscles and cocky smile threaten to have her relapsing.

Before Charlie “Big Game Hunter” Johansson’s last tour of duty, he’d gone through women like crazy. But after connecting on a real, emotional level via letters with his best friend’s sister, Charlie’s ready for a relationship—with Ellie Bell. But then her brother introduces him as Hunter. Proving he’s no longer a player by becoming Ellie’s dance partner for an Army benefit seems like it could convince both siblings he’s changed, but the harder he falls for Ellie, the harder it is to come clean. Can he convince her to fall for the real him before it’s too late?

About the author:

Ophelia London was born and raised among the redwood trees in beautiful northern California. Once she was fully educated, she decided to settle in Florida, but her car broke down in Texas and she’s lived in Dallas ever since. A cupcake and treadmill aficionado (obviously those things are connected), she spends her time watching arthouse movies and impossibly trashy TV, while living vicariously through the characters in the books she writes. Ophelia is the author of DEFINITELY, MAYBE IN LOVE, ABBY ROAD, the Perfect Kisses series including: PLAYING AT LOVE, SPEAKING OF LOVE, and FALLING FOR HER SOLDIER (coming Jan 2014). Visit her at http://www.ophelialondon.com. But don’t call when The Vampire Diaries is on.

Author’s Website

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I received this book from Netgalley for an honest review.

It’s not the first book I read written by this author and it convinces me that I really enjoy reading her novels. This one is everything I was looking for and even more.

I wanted a sweet, light and agreable love story, something that would evolve slowly but surely with likeable characters and I had my fill while reading Falling For Her Soldier. And even if it was obvious where it was heading, I loved every pages of the book, enjoyed reading how it was heading and playing out and how the characters were changing. I was also very eager to see the big finale and know how Ellie would react to THE revelation.

Speaking of the revelation, I would have preferred some more drama or maybe something that would show some more how badly Ellie had been burnt before and how it impacted on her present life with men. While it’s not overlooked, I think it’s under-developped. Of course, it’s a matter of personal taste.

But Ellie and Charlie “Hunter” are great characters. I love both of them and it’s not that often. Both are strong, fun and interesting to follow throughout the novel and they never bored me. And seriously, it’s impossible to not have a tiny crush on the hot and devilishly sweet Charlie “Hunter”.

Ellie is also a female character very sweet, fun and loveable. Sometimes, in this genre of books, the female is either too bitter or too naïve and it’s annoying, but here Ellie is neither. It’s the kind of character you’d like to make a friend of if it makes any sense.

So I had a great time reading this book and I can’t wait to read more from this author. In the genre, this author is becoming unavoidable for me.

Who read this one? What do you think about Charlie “Hunter”?

Rating:

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