Sunday, 1 December 2013

Review: Wide Spaces (A Wide Awake Novella, Book 2) by Shelly Crane (The 12 NA's of Christmas)

Wide Spaces is proud to be a part of The 12 NA's Novellas of Christmas
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A novella for Emma and Mason's first Christmas together after Wide Awake.

Emma knows better than most that life can change from one second to the next. Mason knows that guilt can make you change so much, that you don't even recognize yourself in the mirror. When they found each other, they knew that life had given them a second chance.
But can one night, one second, one misunderstanding change everything?

A life together that saved them will become a life they think is lost forever.

Kindle Edition, 194 pages
Published October 20th 2013
Genre: New Adult

Kristine's Thoughts:

I did not read Wide Awake before reading this novella and I think I probably should have to fully appreciate it and it may have affected my rating.

Although the story takes place over Christmas this book did not give me the warm cozies as much as I would have liked. It was a fairly cute story but I found there was a lot of talking and not a lot of doing. The love and devotion between Emma and Mason was oozing off the pages but I found it didn't reach me as much as it should have. Again, this is most likely due to the fact that I didn't read the first book. I will be making sure that I read it as it sounds like a great read and it may change my opinion of this novella.

I think my main issue with this story was the maturity. The characters come across as a lot younger and it was hard to visualise them as old enough for marriage. Mason saying "gah" on a few occassions would be the perfect example of that. It just isn't something that an adult male would say in my opinion.

I liked it but I didn't love it. I'm hopeful that I will eat my words after reading Wide Awake!. 

About the Author

Shelly is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author from a small town in Georgia and loves everything about the south. She is wife to a fantastical husband and stay at home mom to two boisterous and mischievous boys who keep her on her toes. They currently reside in scorching North Florida. She loves to spend time with her family, binge on candy corn, go out to eat at new restaurants, buy paperbacks at little bookstores, sight-see in the new areas they travel to, listen to music everywhere and also LOVES to read.
Her own books happen by accident and she revels in the writing and imagination process. She doesn't go anywhere without her notepad for fear of an idea creeping up and not being able to write it down immediately, even in the middle of the night, when her best ideas are born.



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