Life of the Party by Kris Fletcher | Calypso Falls #1
Published on January 17th, 2016
ARC from Negalley
| Book Review |
Life of the Party is the first full book in the Calypso Falls series. It kicked off with a prequel, The Bridesmaid and the Bachelor. While it’s not necessary to read that book to be able to follow this one, I do recommend it if the blurb sparks your interest. I enjoyed it.
Cole and Jenna was a case of opposites attract. Cole was a campaigning to be mayor of Calypso Falls, and if there was one thing Jenna was wary of, it was politicians. Her father, a politician who faked his own death and deserted his family, understandably left a bad taste in her mouth. I must admit, I felt the attraction between Cole and Jenna at first, but I just didn’t feel like it was sustainable for long. The more she got to know Cole, the more he proved he was different from the other men in her life. Her excuses started to feel flimsy and contrived, and the sort -of blowout at the end with Cole also felt contrived and out of character for him. On top of that, I felt that things were very superficial and didn’t delve enough into the emotions.
The winner of this book for me was Cole. I loved how kind and honest he was, and I loved how he saw Jenna for who she was when no one else did. And I’m glad he stood up to having her work on his campaign even though his friends advices against it. Also, Jenna’s scenes with her family were a lot of fun to read, especially with her and her sisters.
While this book wasn’t quite what I was expecting, I enjoyed it and will continue with the series.
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Calypso Falls Series