Thursday, July 14, 2011
Solstice by Lily Evans....a review
Free on Smashwords until July 31 with code SSWSF
On the eve of the summer solstice, Emma swaps one blind date for another. It's going to be a sunrise like no other...
What would you do if your blind date didn't show up? Would you go home, throw a microwave meal in the oven and spend the rest of the evening watching television and cursing your luck?
Or would you accept an dinner invitation from a handsome stranger?
All you'd be doing is swapping one blind date for another, right? That's what Emma decides. And so she finds herself dining in a Michelin-starred restaurant with a man who swears you can tell what people do for a living simply by looking at their hands.
But when Adam suggests an after supper walk up a moon-flooded hillside, Emma discovers the true magic of the summer solstice...
I grabbed this freebie the other day and I have to say I was not disappointed. It's only 59 pages but it's a good solid read. I think everyone at some point in their lives have been set up on a date of some sort, so it's very easy to get lost in the story as Emma is left sitting at the table waiting on this blind date to arrive. I couldn't help but question her choices as I was reading.....I mean no one lives in Mayberry anymore. (If you do give me the address so I can move there)
I will say as the story progressed it got rather....uhmm....HOT.....pretty detailed....I was like HELLO!! But I have to say I was not offended, and it actually was needed for the story to be as solid as it was. (My opinion)
Yes...there were a few typo type errors, but the characters were very defined and the author completely drew me in. I'd definitely give this one a 5 star rating for a short story.