Friday, January 13, 2017

Review ~ Something More Than This ~ Barbie Bohrman

Something More Than ThisSomething More Than This by Barbie Bohrman
Release Date: April 26, 2016
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher via Netgalley
Rating: 4 Bookworms
Challenges: #2016NewRelease

Katy Lewis has it all: a sports reporting job she loves, a great roommate, and two brothers who, while nosy, always have her back. But when Conner Roberts, Katy's unrequited first crush, suddenly shows up--and shows interest--after nine years, she reverts to a sweaty, panicked sixteen-year-old once more.

And if trying to read Conner's signals isn't tough enough, Katy's heart is sending some mixed messages of its own. When a beautiful blonde coworker starts pursuing Katy's boss, Dylan Sterling--her longtime mentor and friend--she realizes she may have a problem with that. A reunion with Conner is what she's dreamed of for so why can't she stop thinking about Dylan?

For the first time ever, Katy must fact-check her heart. Should she go after the guy she thought she always wanted or see if there's something more with the one who's been there all along?

Something More Than This was a nice diversion and a quick read. This served as my introduction to Bohrman's writing and I enjoyed it. The story was a little predictable, and was short, but it was fun.

What Worked:

  • The premise. I enjoyed how Bohrman designed events to make Katy's worlds collide - past and present love possibilities.
  • Tough, tenacious heroine. Katie went for it - usually full-tilt - when she wanted something and she had the passion to stick it out in a male-dominated career.
  • Friends-to-lovers trope. 
  • Predictability. Sometimes it's nice to read a story having a pretty good idea where it's going.
  • Format. I liked how we got a few chapters set in the past to set up for Katy's backstory.
  • Large cast of characters. I enjoyed all the characters and the roles they filled.
What Didn't Work:
  • Large cast. The story was a quick read. Had it been longer, the characters could have been more complex, giving the story more depth.
  • Predictable elements. Some things that seemed designed to pull at a particular emotion, or were used in character building, felt contrived.
Overall, I liked Katy's story and I look forward to checking out more from Bohrman.

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