ARC Review | Life of the Party by Kris Fletcher

Life of the Party by Kris Fletcher | Calypso Falls #1
Contemporary Romance
Published on January 17th, 2016
ARC from Negalley



Book Blurb: 

Jenna Elias was always the life of the party, coasting on her charm and beauty, hiding the shame of the scandal surrounding her absentee father, a corrupt politician. But the party ended all too soon with an injury that left her partially paralyzed and a husband who simply left her. Now, at age thirty, she’s back in Calypso Falls. She leads a simple existence working in her sister’s coffee shop, but Jenna misses the joy she once had in her life. Then Cole Morrissey walks into the coffee shop.

As idealistic as he is sexy, the local lawyer is running for mayor of Calypso Falls. Drawn to Jenna’s quick wit and radiance, he asks her to volunteer for his campaign. As the two start working together, there’s no denying the powerful attraction they feel for each other. A desktop makeout session leads to much more. But when Jenna’s dad returns to Calypso Falls and wants to be a part of her life again, the association could spell political suicide for Cole—and the end of a once-in-a-lifetime chance at true love.

| 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

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4 thoughts on “ARC Review | Life of the Party by Kris Fletcher

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  1. oh this one sounds so fantastic!! I love a kind hero, I always struggle when its has the only on the surface feeling, I like in depth reads. Its why I struggle with the fluffy stuff sometimes. I like to connect with a story.


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