Book Review: A Love For the Pages

A Love for the Pages by Joy Penny: Kiss. Marry. Kill. Nineteen-year-old June Eyermann has always known exactly which of her favorite Byronic heroes goes where. She’d kiss moody and possessive Rochester from Jane Eyre and marry prideful but repentant Darcy from Pride and Prejudice, leaving obsessive and spiteful Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights to be chucked off a cliff—but no. She couldn’t leave any of her heroes behind. She lives for her favorite fictional worlds.

But June is about to get a serious wake up call when she returns home for the summer after her college freshman year. Stuck somewhere between feeling like a kid again under her parents’ roof and being forced to start acting like an adult with worries about her future career, June looks at the library volunteer position offered to her as a way to keep her sanity for the next few months before she can go back to school.

What June doesn’t expect to find at the library is her favorite romantic heroes brought to life—all in the same man. Obstinate, prideful and even a bit rude, Everett Rockford shouldn’t exactly be “dating material,” even if June’s heart rate accelerates whenever she’s near him. But after discovering his enigmatic past and witnessing a few fiery moments of tenderness, June can’t help but see Rochester, Darcy and even Heathcliff in Everett. If she’s going to make it through the summer without becoming a tragic heroine in her own story, she has to separate the man from the ideals of fiction in her head. Because if there’s one thing she knows about Byronic love stories, it’s that they don’t always end happily ever after.

Liza's thoughts: A Love for the Pages was a cute lighthearted romance about a girl who loves the era of Jane Austin. She sees the hero's or the jerk's in one handsome man. It happens every time she sees him. Who knew a library was full of more than just books, but maybe its own not so modern day romance in the making. I love this aspect of the book, but felt that there needed to be a little more character and plot development. I loved the plot itself and saw great potential, but at times it moved so fast that one minute you are warming up to a situation and the next it is over already.
The book itself is listed as New Adult. I feel that this is because of the charters ages mostly, There are a few curse words, but not many, and no what I would say is adult content (sexually). It is a very mild New Adult book that is an enjoyable quick read. I would even say it is appropriate to Upper Young Adult age. I wanted to like this book more than I did. It has such great potential and with a little more development could be even better.

Two and a Half Hearts

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