The Howling Heart by April Bostic
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
From the description and the cover, I really wanted to like this book. First let me highlight what I liked. The plot and concept were mapped out well and I was easily engrossed with writing style. Paige is on holiday with her parents and wanders off, she meets young Riley whom she mistakes for a puppy. More than a decade later, circumstances force them to meet again and this time he wants her all to himself.
Paige's attitude to a lot of situations are not plausible. Her job, her boyfriend cheating on her, when she meets Riley ... these felt put on as if the writer moulded the story to the character and the character did not lead the story. I have not read other books by this author but I would definitely like to give her other books a try.
Despite an amateurish feel, she strikes me as someone who has an eclectic taste in books which I look forward to reading. The Howling Heart could have been better for me. If you're not in the habit of dissecting plots and characters as I am please do give this book a try.
Disclosure - As a Quality Reads Book Club member, I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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