Monday, October 7, 2013

"The Story Guy" By: Mary Ann Rivers

The Story Guy
By: Mary Ann Rivers
Synopsis
I will meet you on Wednesdays at noon in Celebration Park. Kissing only. Carrie West is happy with her life . . . isn’t she? But when she sees this provocative online ad, the thirtysomething librarian can’t help but be tempted. After all, the photo of the anonymous poster is far too attractive to ignore. And when Wednesday finally arrives, it brings a first kiss that’s hotter than any she’s ever imagined. Brian Newburgh is an attorney, but there’s more to his life . . . that he won't share with Carrie. Determined to have more than just Wednesdays, Carrie embarks on a quest to learn Brian’s story, certain that he will be worth the cost. But is she ready to gamble her heart on a man who just might be The One . . . even though she has no idea how their love story will end?
My Thoughts
      One of my favorite authors, Ruthie Knox, recommended this book when it came out during the beginning of July. On a sick day in late July, I finally decided I was ready to read The Story Guy and boy was I shocked at how much how I enjoyed it and how very different it was when compared to everything else I’ve read.
     Carrie is a 30-something librarian, who loves her job, but is looking for that special something. Not having any luck in the love department, she reads the classified ads online. Never responding, just reading, until the day when she sees that special one ad. Just kissing, only Wednesdays, nothing more, with no repercussions. She responds and meets Brian, a government worker hiding his true nature in these Wednesday outings.
     Each Wednesday Carrie and Brian meet, kiss, and learn a little more about one another. I don’t want to say anything more than that else it might ruin the story, but at points I found the story utterly beautiful. Unexpected moments of tenderness abound. You never know what a person is going through just by looking at them, and sometimes, its the people who seem the most confident who need a shoulder to lean on.
     A gorgeously written novella, The Story Guy was perfectly paced and had fully fleshed out characters. I fell a little in love with Brian myself during their Wednesday chats. A well written story by a new author everyone should try, featuring librarians (woot woot), a well placed ad and Wednesdays full of love. Well done!


Book Details
Publisher: Loveswept
Date of Publication: July 8, 2013
# of Pages: 120
ISBN: 978-0345548740
Source: Personal Purchase

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