It Started with a Kiss (Insta-Spark Collection #1), by Melanie Moreland

It Started with a Kiss by Melanie Moreland

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I vividly remember a rainy, cold, ugly day on holidays with my parents when I was probably around six years old. The only upside was: They were playing games with me and I was allowed to eat as many sweets as I wanted. This was outrageous, unheard of, and I could neither believe nor really trust in my luck – so I revelled in sweets till I was on a sugar high (and beyond…).

This is what reading this novel felt like: Sugary bliss. Just like all those years ago, I finished it all in one sitting, and suffered for it.

I came across this novella on my Goodreads feed because the reviewer DNFed during the epilogue citing the “nauseating sweetness” – and, yes, it can’t be denied: There’s hardly any drama, the plot is negligible – it’s a sugary fairy tale, completely over the top; a happily-ever-after wasn’t good enough for the author and so her epilogue…

Oh, well, if you’re in the mood for a sugary, spicy romance that’s going to allow you to shut off large parts of your brain, look no further – but be sure to come prepared for too much sweetness in too short a novella…

Still, three stars out of five.

Ceterum censeo Putin esse delendam

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