Monday, September 26, 2016

Book Review and GIVEAWAY: Triple Love Score, by Brandi Megan Granett {ends 10/3}

Vegetarian, Montessori School Teacher, vitamin crazy, Suburu driving, Oregon living. Hipster, she thought, a health-nut hipster. A far cry from the boy she remembered. And until the morning, she thought she really liked him. Not that she had ever stopped liking him. It was more that she forgot about liking him for a while. Forgot about waiting for him to come back. Sitting home her entire twenty-first birthday just in case he showed up again like magic or even just called.

This is one of Brandi Megan Granett's first novels, and it's done very well; I especially liked the Scrabble board pictures woven throughout the story.

Official synopsis:
What happens when you stop playing games?

Miranda Shane lives a quiet life among books and letters as a professor in a small upstate town. When the playing-by- the-rules poet throws out convention and begins to use a Scrabble board instead of paper to write, she sets off a chain of events that rattles her carefully planned world.

Her awakening propels her to take risks and seize chances she previously let slip by, including a game-changing offer from the man she let slip away. But when the revelation of an affair with a graduate student threatens the new life Miranda created, she is forced to decide between love or poetry.

Miranda, a poet, is in her late 20s, and works at a local university. She starts making poetry using Scrabble board, under the name "Blocked Poet," and soon her social media channels start to become extremely popular.

When she was younger, she was in love with her neighbor, Scott, who was only a few years older than her. On her 21st birthday, he unexpectedly shows up at her apartment, and it seems like he wants to date; however, he then has to leave, and Miranda doesn't see or hear from him for the next six years, despite trying to add him on Facebook and sending him a few emails.

When he resurfaces, he has a daughter, Lynn, and Miranda realizes she's still in love with him; he hasn't forgotten her, either, but she still wants to know his reasoning for bailing on her six years ago.

I did feel like a lot of the characters in this book could have been fleshed out more, but overall it was a quick and fun read, and I loved the Scrabble board pictures throughout - Miranda uses Scrabble boards to write her poetry, and her poems are really starting to take off, on the internet (especially on Instagram and other social media). Near the end, a few "loose ends" seemed to wrap up a little bit too nicely, but other than that, this book is worth a read, and was a cute novel.

4 stars out of 5.
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*Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for reviewing purposes. The opinions expressed here, however, are my own.

GIVEAWAY:

One of my lucky readers will win a copy of Triple Love Score!

Enter via the widget below. Giveaway will end on Monday, October 3rd, at 11:59pm EST, and winner will be notified via email the next day and have 24 hours to respond, or an alternate winner will be chosen.

U.S. residents only, please.

Good luck!

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