by Karen Gordon
(Vivienne Series, #1)
Publication date: October 30th 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary
An amazing job, check.
An adorable apartment, check.
A super supportive best friend, check.
There’s only one thing missing from Vivienne Ramsey’s perfect life…
And after ten years of waiting the time is finally right for her to seduce her dream man. Tonight she’s going to wear Danny out in bed until he dies a happy man. But before she can begin her carefully crafted strategy of seduction he’s headed for the door. And for once in her over-organized life Vivienne doesn’t have a back-up plan.
If he had only read the memo about his part in her happily-ever-after.
Fearless Flying is the first book in The Vivienne Series–seven hilariously fierce and flirty chick lit novellas. If you like inspiring stories filled with relatable sexy, smart women then you’ll love this glass-ceiling smashing, worldwide journey by feminist fiction author, Karen Gordon.
This is what happened when I broke them…
SASCHA DARLINGTON’S QUICKIE REVIEW
When I saw all of the fantastic reviews for this novella, I was anxious to read it because I love romantic comedies.
The following are my observations and, as I always say, your mileage may vary.
The beginning of the book was somewhat good, but the level of profanity (and I am not one to call that out as long as it fits the character and situation) for a professional woman from Savannah was kind of remarkable, and not in a good way.
The writing was okay; there were awkward passages that needed to be rewritten. The conversational tone for the most part was good.
The characters were underdeveloped, but that’s pretty typical of a lot of plot-driven novellas. Vivienne’s character was immature and more than a little on the embarrassing side, not at all the wallflower introvert I was expecting.
What disappointed me most of all was that the novella was not funny nor was the romance between Danny and Vivienne remotely sexy. It lacked “swoon” of any kind. As I was expecting a “romantic comedy,” these aspects left me dissatisfied.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Rating: (3 out of 5 butterflies)