Series Review: Is this series worth your time? Does it get better as the novels progress? Or does it get worse? Find out below:
A Week for Love to Bloom | Soul Mates 101 Series
Series: Soul Mates 101
Author: Scarlet Wolfe
# of Books: 5 (See Goodreads for Reading Order)
Book Order: Connected but follow chronological events
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Heat Rating: warm
Thoughts on A Week for Love to Bloom:
I picked this book up for free one day from Kindle. I grabbed it mostly because of the cover, but the description had all the hints of a good New Adult read so I decided to grab it.
I didn’t like this book as much as I had hoped.
First, is the insta-love connection. If anything, this book wins the award for quickest love relationship because these characters literally look at each other for 2 minutes and know that they are each other’s soul mates. I’m not a fan of insta-love so that turned me off very quickly.
The dialogue was also very off-putting. It just didn’t sound like something people would actually say in real life. It was old fashioned in its approach and it just didn’t work for me. Another gripe I have with the writing is the lack of descriptions of the setting. I felt like I was just reading a play script of dialogue and I found it annoying to read.
The next book in the series deals with Brett who makes an appearance in A Week for Love to Bloom. At first I didn’t like Brett but I liked him a touch more by the end. However, not enough for me to immediately go out and pick up the next novel.
The plot was very predictable and seemed to follow every stereotype of a new adult-contemporary novel so that was very disappointing. The book was short and considering I got it for free, it was an alright way to pass the time. I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy it. I’m not going to pick up the sequels anytime soon but if I can get them for the right price, I will read them.
Similar Reads: Heartless by Catou Martine
Synopsis for A Week for Love to Bloom (from Goodreads):
Is it coincidence or fate that brings Justin Garrison and Lauren Evans together on the same dark, country road one May night?
Twenty-five year old Justin quit his job on an oilrig in California and traveled back to his hometown of Masonville, Tennessee. He intended for his vacation in Masonville to be a pit stop on his path to creating a future elsewhere, but an encounter with the beautiful and independent Lauren Evans turns Justin’s future plans upside down.
After a devastating betrayal by her father, twenty-one year old Lauren is left to manage her family’s garden and nursery business in Masonville. Although guarded from the betrayal, she still longs to find love. After a few chance encounters, Justin and Lauren are unable to resist each other.
The magnetic attraction between them opens their worlds to an enthralling period of lust and passion. Will the intensity be too much for them to trust, or will a secret Justin’s family holds about Lauren destroy their chance at a future together?