Title: Joy (States of Love)
Author: C.S. Poe
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: April 5, 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 69
Reviewed by: Ariel
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Down on his luck is Gideon Joy’s default state. He doesn’t know why he expected anything different on his cross-country trip, but not surprisingly, the hits keep coming—literally this time. Gideon strikes a moose with his car in New Hampshire, not only totaling his own vehicle, but damaging one belonging to local construction worker Silas Bright. He has no choice but to stay in Lancaster and take a job that’ll pay for the repairs. And in a town so small, Gideon’s always running into Silas. What starts as annoyance between them soon blooms into something much more romantic. But when Gideon’s notorious bad luck rears its head yet again, how many disastrous dates will Silas be willing to weather before realizing Gideon’s not worth it?
Despite Gideon’s desire to remain in the quaint community that has accepted him as one of their own, past fears of inadequacy threaten the very joy he left Los Angeles to discover. If he’s to find a happily ever after with Silas, Gideon must learn that sometimes it’s okay to not be the best. And true happiness might be waiting in a small town nestled among the great White Mountains.
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A Moose Made Them Do It
Have you ever read a book that made you smile through almost all of it? This book did it for me.
This book is told from Gideon’s point of view and I am so glad it was. Gideon is a crack up. He has such a way with words that it made me giggle and smile a lot. He was so entertaining and that makes for a great book.
A moose brought them together. Who would have thought. At first, Gideon thinks Silas is a jerk. The more times he bumps into Silas the more he gets to know the real man. They grow closer and closer and Silas shows his protective side. They are the perfect cute couple.
This book was a real joy to read. I can’t say enough good things about it. I won’t though, because I don’t want to spoil it for you.
My only criticism is the ending. The ending seemed very rushed and it was like walking off a cliff when you expected a road to be there. Very disappointing.
I very highly recommend this book. If you like to smile and you like to giggle and you want a short entertaining book, then this is the book for you.