Author: Leslie Pike
Genre: Contemporary Romance
She’s laser focused on Whiskey River, Manhattan’s hot speakeasy.
Sexceptional. There is a new cover, title and blurb but no new content.
bestselling author, Leslie Pike, has loved expressing herself through the
written word since she was a child. Her passion for film and screenwriting led
her to Texas for eight years, writing for a prime time CBS series. Leslie lives
in Southern California with her Pom-Poo, Mr. Big. She’s traveled the world as
part of film crews, from Africa to Israel, New York to San Francisco. Now she
finds her favorite creative adventures taking place in her home, writing
3 1/2 stars
Am I the only person who can’t find this book on Goodreads? Anyway….
Oliver London is a struggling artist. Really struggling. He lives in a run-down apartment barely making ends meet. His best friend, Fig, comes back from Italy with his new girlfriend, Zarah, and they get together for a friendly dinner. What Oliver doesn’t know is that his high school sweetheart, Stori, is invited as well.
Turns out that Zarah is best friends with Stori. She wants Stori and Oliver together. There were circumstances in high school that drove them apart, and neither of them know what happened. I would complain that this part of the story was way too easily forgiven and forgotten.
Right before Oliver reconnects with Stori, he meets a benefactor, who gives him a lot of money. I didn’t love this part of the story either. Her name was Piper, and to be honest, I don’t feel like she added much to the story other than to be bitchy toward Oliver.
The story itself was fine, but it could have been more of a second chance romance, but said above, that opportunity was pretty wasted. Where I didn’t like Piper, I really liked Zarah and Fig and the other characters in the story, mainly Caroline and Luca. They were enjoyable to read.
This book was good, but had the opportunity to be a 5-star read. It just fell a little short with some plot holes.