Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Only Thing I See

Jessica Barksdale Inclan

Annabelle Cousins loves being a wedding photographer. But around the time of her own engagement, she starts to see the future of the couples through the lens. With the help from her Tarot card reading mother and her best friend, she seeks out the truth behind what she sees. After meeting the couple Robert and Nadine she discovers that the life she has might not be the one she wants after all
My Take:

It seems that every romance reader is looking for something different.  Some are looking for trashy drama and cliched story lines involving a highlander or a duke or some sort of tamed rogue.  Some are looking for stories about jilted women trying to find themselves whilst traipsing from one exotic location to another eating everything in sight.  Some are looking to read about a woman who has been torn apart by tragedy in some form or another and finds her solace in accepting God's hand in her life and finding true love.  Sometimes, a person is just looking to read a mellow little story about a heartbroken woman (but not earth shatteringly so) realistically trying to find her way through the dating world. No humongous drama, just a sweet and engaging story.  I personally love all of the above, but the book at hand, The Only Thing I See, happens to be the last option.  It isn't going to change your life, it isn't all that dramatic and it is predictable (what romance isn't) but it is a page turner none the less.  Yes, the book coulda done with a smidge more oomph in my opinion, but it is one I'd recommend to readers who like a sweet mellow read.  The writing in The Only Thing I See is solid, the pacing is great and the added element of possible paranormal was cool.  It didn't seem to me if the question of whether the main character actually had visions, or if she was just projecting was ever fully answered, but that wasn't the point.  I think you were supposed to make up your own mind.  I enjoyed this book, but I can't say it rocked my world.  It is definitely worth a read though!  4, Borrow from a Friend

Do you agree with my review?  Do you think I'm totally off base?  Either way I'd love to hear from you, be sure to leave a comment and tell me how you feel!

If The Only Thing I See was a movie it would likely be rated PG-13 for sexual references throughout 

***FTC Disclosure:  This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review, no other compensation was given, all opinions are my own***

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