Serial Saturdays: On the occasional Saturday, I review a serialized series (a series that is released in parts that would normally make up a whole novel) to see if the series is worth keeping up with or worth buying all its parts. Here is this week’s offering:
Synopsis for His Ex’s Little Sister (from Goodreads):
She’s supposed to be off-limits, but all bets are off.
I’ll never regret running away from a f**king nightmare of a broken home to join the Army. On my return after three tours, I have a chance meeting with a sexy little country-western songbird. The attraction is explosive, but she turns out to be my ex-girlfriend’s little sister. I don’t remember her having all those curves, or her sassy attitude, or that mouth that was made for sin.
Now that I’ve set my sights on Robin, her forbidden status means nothing to me. I’m ready to claim her, no matter the cost.
I bump into the bad boy who broke my sister’s heart nine years ago, and everything changes. I never expect forbidden fireworks, secrets and danger at every turn, and a hero in my corner when I need him most.
SERIESous’ Top Picks: Canadian Author
Series: Insta-Love on the Run
Author: Bella Love Wins
# of Parts: 6 (Full List Here)
Book Order: Standalones
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Heat Rating: hot
Point of View: First Person, Alternating
Publication Date: July 2017
Source & Format: Author Newsletter–eBook
Why I Picked it Up / My Expectations:
I have a few of Bella Love-Wins titles on my TBR and I keep an eye on her works because she is a Canadian author and I love to support my fellow Canucks.
I will admit, the fact that there is “insta-love” in the title scared me a bit. But I tend to be a little more lenient when it comes to novellas because they do have that shorter page length so of course everything feels a touch rushed.
The Insta-Love on the Run series includes quick and sinfully steamy contemporary romance standalones you can devour on the run! Each book is a short burst of explosive romance that’ll consume you for up to two hours. Find your dose of love from the very first page.
These stories really have no connection besides the fact that they all have an insta-love basis. So don’t expect to recognize characters from one story to the next.
You know, these novellas had more story to them than I anticipated. That kinda worked in their favour since I didn’t feel like I was just reading sexy time after sexy time. But in the same breathe, I would have preferred to have that time be used to establish a bit more of a connection with the characters.
It’s all in the title! These are quick, eyes-meeting-across-the-room love stories.
Series Rating: 3/5
If you want a quick romance read that aren’t solely erotica, check this series out!
Read if You Like: novellas, romance, quick romances
Avoid if You: want stronger romances