Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Book Review: Return to You by Julie Cross (Letters to Nowhere #3)

Title: Return to You
Author: Julie Cross
Pages: 90
Format: Kindle ebook
Goodread Rating: 4.15
My Rating: 5/10

Synopsis from Goodreads

How many dreams can you chase at once?

Even with bad boy, TJ, disrupting their morning workouts, Karen and Stevie’s daily battles with each other are sure to bring both of them closer to a national title at next month’s championships. It’s the kind of feud that creates winning results. 

Until a fall from the uneven bars shakes Karen’s rock-solid confidence. Not only does she balk every time she so much as attempts a routine, she’s also facing all this without much support from Jordan. After receiving some bad news, Jordan’s reluctance to listen to reason causes Karen so much frustration she begins to avoid him, needing space to deal with her own issues. He needs someone to force him to make the right choice, he needs his dad to intervene and Karen knows this, but is torn between her loyalty to Jordan and her concern for her coach’s son. Even though both paths lead to the same person—Jordan—it feels like she’s choosing between two different people.

And then there’s the growing tension between TJ and Stevie. They’re obviously on the verge of either ripping each other’s heads off or ripping each other’s clothes off. It’s hard for either Jordan or Karen to tell where those two are headed. Tension is building from every possible outlet and there’s bound to be an explosion of some kind in the very near future.


The third instalment in the 'Letters to Nowhere' series is much like the second. It's written in a shorter length so it's more like a novella than a novel.
I'm not fond of this style for a novel series. I think novella's are great when they're additional pieces to the series (for example the novella's for the Delirium series) However when you only have one novel and then the rest is done in this novella form, it get's on my nerves just a little.
Looking at the actual story contained in this part of the story, I have to say that I did enjoy reading it, but for me it was good but not great. I loved the first book, but I just feel like this part didn't have enough in it. You get part way through a storyline and then it ends and you have to wait for the next part to read about it, but it's not in a cliffhanger way, it just feels like it should be part of a book, not a part of a series.
The short bursts in my opinion take away from the story, because you're constantly losing the flow.
I enjoy Jordan and Karen's story , and I will keep reading it to see how it ends up, but as far as this part goes, I was a bit disappointed that not a lot seemed to actually happen.

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