#Valentine. Book Review: The Boy in the BookShop by Katey Lovell.

13 Feb
#Valentine. Book Review: The Boy in the BookShop by Katey Lovell.

For Valentines weekend, here is a book review of a soppy sweet romantic short story. There are a few of these ‘Meet Cute’ series. I decided to pick up this one first, as the idea of it being in a bookshop appealed to me.



Every Happily Ever After began with a Once Upon a Time…

It takes a lot to distract Jade from her books. But from the moment she spots Marwan browsing the shelves, she can’t concentrate on anything else…

A gorgeously romantic short story, part of The Meet Cute series.


My Thoughts:

This book is a very short story, it is basically girl meets boy, girl fancies boy blah blah. I am disappointed to say that I wasn’t impressed with this book. 

I found the main female character Jade a bit annoying. She sounded a bit contradictory to me. She says she has sworn off men as she as been hurt too many times before, but then says:

“I knew he was trustworthy as I looked into those eyes. They were the eyes of an honest man.” – but this was before she had spoken to him?? Really?! 

Jade is very into her books though, and I was hoping that based in a bookshop, there would be lots of descriptive words about books, the shop and the guy. I did like Jade’s thoughts about books, and the Author did write her well as a book lover.

“I love old books. I like to imagine who they might have belonged to, if they were read on a train, or a beach, or in front of a roaring log fire..”

I guess this is the kind of short story you might have a quick read of when you have a spare five minutes. I did like the Author’s style of writing, I just found this particular story a bit pointless. I don’t think I will be reading anymore of the ‘Meet Cute series. However, if I found a full length book by the Author, I would give it a go.





I would love to hear your Valentine reads? Have you read this or any of the other ‘Meet Cute’ books? What did you think?




Keep Calm and Carry On Linking Sunday


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4 responses to “#Valentine. Book Review: The Boy in the BookShop by Katey Lovell.

  1. Suburban Mum

    February 23, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    It’s ashame you didn’t enjoy the book, I have to sat it sounded quite promising from the blurb. You are right though it does sound like Jade is contradictory – especially since she hadn’t even spoken to him!

    Thank you for linking up to #KCACOLS and I hope to see you back again on sunday x

    • chocolatepages

      February 23, 2016 at 11:12 pm

      Thank you, I’m glad it was just a short story, so I didn’t waste a lot of time on it. See you next time on #kcacols. 🙂

  2. A Moment with Franca

    February 26, 2016 at 9:50 am

    Oh no! This is the first time that I read that you didn’t enjoy a book. What a shame. But I guess we cannot like everything right? Maybe if you find the long story will be better as you already said. I haven’t read this book and I haven’t heard of this author either although it seems like an interesting book and a typical love story. What a shame that the character didn’t appeal as much to you. To be honest now I’m curious lol. If I have a spare time I might give it a go, 😉 Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. I love your book reviews, 🙂 x

    • chocolatepages

      February 26, 2016 at 5:44 pm

      Thank you Franca, I hope you had a great weekend last weekend. Looking forward to #kcacols again this week. I don’t know if I’m in a minority with this book, as others have given it good reviews. But as you say, we can’t like everything. Thanks for your compliments. xx


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