Title: Yard Sale
Author: Charleigh Rose
Date of publication: June 2018
Print length: 80 pages
Genre: Romance, Sports, New Adult, Contemporary
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Character Development 8/10, Atmosphere 10/10, Writing Quality 9/10, Plot 8/10, Intrigue 8/10, Logic 10/10, Enjoyment 9/10, Overall 8.86/10 equals to 4\5 stars.
Charleigh Rose is one of my favorite authors and I was super excited to dive into this book. I went in blind. I knew nothing about the plot, the characters or that it was published in an anthology before, being a novella.
The plot follows Mollie and the talented snowboarder Cam and their love story. After Mollie is being fired from her job and betrayed by her boyfriend, she feels the need of trying a one night stand with an arrogant stranger. Cam was at the top of his career when he first met Mollie, but the second time they meet he was on a new low for him. On top of that he didn’t get over his one night stand with Mollie and now he finds out she’s been keeping a secret.
I loved to see the behind the scenes story of a little flash-back we got from a previous story line. I am falling for how each story in this series completes the others without being dependent of the other plots.
One of the things I adore about this series is that I get to see sneak picks of characters I already love, while falling in live with the newly introduced ones. Mollie and Cam were both dynamic, round and complex characters. However I did prefer a lot more Cam over Mollie’s personality. I could see myself in Mollie and in how she stressed over Cam’s reaction when he would find out her secret. I could also relate to her very little knowledge of famous people and lack of interest in this field. Don’t get me wrong, both were amazing characters, and for me, it felt like we got to know Mollie a lot more than Cam. It was great to see some other characters that appeared in book one and two of this series as well. They didn’t get the light on them this time, as some of their love stories are complete, but it was refreshing to see their dynamic and how their attitude and presence added to another character’s love story.
The story was fast-paced and fun to read. I already knew how amazing her writing was and she didn’t disappoint me. The atmosphere was the strong point of the book: the picturesque landscapes, the amazing descriptions of the mountains and the winter sports in an amazing winter wonderland were what I enjoyed the most.
Even though I enjoyed most of the story, I cannot point out that I felt like it was too short. I would have loved to see more of the characters and that would include more of what they did during their time apart. I would gladly recommend this book to any romance reader, and moreover I would highly recommend the series.