Friday, December 4, 2020

Review: Starry Night by Debbie Macomber

Starry Night
by Debby Macomber

Publisher: Ballantine
Pages: 256
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Carrie Slayton, a big-city society-page columnist, longs to write more serious news stories. So her editor hands her a challenge: She can cover any topic she wants, but only if she first scores the paper an interview with Finn Dalton, the notoriously reclusive author.

Living in the remote Alaskan wilderness, Finn has written a mega bestselling memoir about surviving in the wild. But he stubbornly declines to speak to anyone in the press, and no one even knows exactly where he lives.

Digging deep into Finn’s past, Carrie develops a theory on his whereabouts. It is the holidays, but her career is at stake, so she forsakes her family celebrations and flies out to snowy Alaska. When she finally finds Finn, she discovers a man both more charismatic and more stubborn than she even expected. And soon she is torn between pursuing the story of a lifetime and following her heart.

Kritters Thoughts: Carrie Slayton is a journalist, but right now she is stuck in the society pages and wants for more.  With a challenge from her boss to find and get a story from a recluse author, Carrie heads to Alaska to complete the mission.  Not only does she find this author, she may have found love . . .   

Of the holiday reads that I finished this season, this was one I didn't really enjoy.  Even with the amount of pages in this one, it felt as though the story was rushed and these two spent two minutes together and then were instantly in love and this for me was offputting and really affected my reading of the whole book.  

The overall plot I enjoyed, but the distracting love story frustrated me throughout the read.  I loved seeing a female in pursuit of the next level in her career and wish that the author had spent a bit more time developing and allowing for the love story to grow nice and slowly!  Not sure I can suggest this one to add to your holiday TBR.

Rating: enjoyable, but didn't leave me wanting more

Ebook 2020 Challenge: 122 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Netgalley.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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