Saturday, February 18, 2017

Paper Love by Aubrey Wynne {Review}

Paper Love (A Chicago Christmas #2 )
by Aubrey Wynn
Kindle Edition, 148 pages
Published September 29th 2016 by Plato Publishing    

Growing up in a Papua New Guinea mission, Joss Palmateer is a gentle soul with a unique view of life. Still adjusting to a new home in the U.S and the sudden loss of her mother, love is the last thing on her mind.

Sexy physical therapist, Ben Montgomery, meets his sister’s friend and the sparks fly. He takes it as a silent challenge when she ignores his advances, but it’s her extraordinary inner beauty that captures his heart.
With the help of a stray homing pigeon and an old origami legend, Ben sets an unwavering course of romance to win her love.


My Review: 4 Stars

What a pleasant surprise to discover that this story was loosely based on a true story! I don't know what it is, but I love fictional stories based on real events or on true life, but I need that one word--fiction--to truly enjoy it.

Joss grew up in a tropical location and seems to be having a bit of trouble adjusting to life in the States. She comes across as quite timid, yet has no trouble shooting down the advances of popular playboy, Ben, her friend's brother. Ben has a penchant for origami and a stray pigeon, that he loves to talk to, and is bound and determined to win the heart of Joss.

This is a sweet and gentle love story, and while I would have loved it to be longer, it is developed enough to show the growth of characters, as well as a vivid plot. I enjoy romances that aren't easy to achieve, but don't overwhelm me with all the bad luck in the world. This is the perfect mix of anguish, longing, patience, and love, and is told in a way that brings the reader into the world of these characters. Not too long, it's a great book to read in a day, when a brain candy mood strikes.

Content: mild romance

*I received a copy through eBooks for Review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*


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Aubrey Wynne

Bestselling and award-winning author Aubrey Wynne resides in the Midwest with her husband, dogs, horses, mule and barn cats. She is an elementary teacher by trade, champion of children and animals by conscience, and author by night. Obsessions include history, travel, trail riding, and all things Christmas.

Her short stories Merry Christmas, Henry and Pete's Mighty Purty Privies won the Preditors & Editors Reader's Choice in 2013 and 2014. Dante's Gift, first in A Chicago Christmas series, received the 2016 Golden Quill, Aspen Gold, and Heart of Excellence awards.

Her upcoming series "A Vintage Romance" was inspired by tales of her stepfather, who served in the British Air Force in WWII. Wynne's medieval fantasy series "Medieval Encounters" begins with Rolf's Quest, 2016 NTRWA Great Expectations winner.

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  1. Thank you so much for a lovely review! it made my weekend!