Chick lit

Hooked on You by Kathleen Fuller

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This is a start to another series set in a small town world as opposed to the competitive city life. We have a struggling artist who has not gone back home because she intends to ‘make it’. When her grandmother hurts herself and tries to trick her around into a happily ever after, she has to take the bait (since there is not much of an alternative).
The romance of the story and the comments of our leading lady on her own body image got a little annoying ( because she mentions her figure one too many times). What I finally enjoyed in the story was not the central couple but the concept of rejuvenating a town and the effort it would take on the part of the younger inhabitants. The small community worked in support of each other, but it seemed like they were working too hard at it, even with the random mention of God thrown in for effect.
I have read quite a few books in this genre and love a book that comes together at the end. Although I liked the parts of it put together, I did not actually feel invested in it. A yarn shop was what enticed me to pick the book up, but there was very little in the way that that part was transformed to hold my interest.
It is a clean romance, limiting the descriptions to winks and subtle nods and poke in the ribs by the members of the community. I would still recommend it to people on the lookout for such a book (based on the blurb and my review) because it is a simple book with straightforward commentary.
I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers but the review is entirely based on my own reading experience.

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