Booked on a Feeling by Jaci Lee
Booked On A Feeling
By Jayci Lee
A Sweet Mess #3
Romance, Rom Com, Contemporary, Chick Lit
Jayci Lee's romcom Booked on a Feeling features an overachieving lawyer. A failing bookstore. A childhood friend. And the chance of a lifetime…
Lizzy "Overachiever" Chung, Esq. has her life mapped out neatly:
* Become a lawyer. Check.
* Join a prestigious law firm. Check.
* Make partner. In progress.
If all goes to plan, she will check off that last box in a couple years, make her parents proud, and live a successful, fulfilled life in L.A. What was not in her plans was passing out from a panic attack during a pivotal moment in her career. A few deep breaths and a four hour drive later, Lizzy is in Weldon for three weeks to shed the burnout and figure out what went wrong. And what better place to recharge than the small California town where she spent her childhood summers with her best friend, Jack Park.
Jack Park didn't expect to see Lizzy back in Weldon, but now he's got three weeks to spend with the girl of his dreams. Except she doesn't know of his decades-long crush on her--and he intends to keep it that way. She's a high-powered attorney who lives in L.A. and he's a bookkeeper at his family's brewery who never left his hometown. He can't risk their friendship on a long shot. Can he? When Lizzy decides that the local bookstore needs a little revamp, of course, Jack is going to help her bring it back to life. But the more time they spend together, the harder it becomes to ignore there might be more than just friendship among the dusty shelves and books...
Sometimes the path to the rest of your life has been in front of you all along.
This book was the perfect example of a great romcom-themed friends-to-lovers book. Lizzy and Jack have been friends for nearly 20 years and Jack has always been in love with her (honestly, when the guy falls first it's my favorite!). Lizzy takes a break from work and ends up helping out a bookshop owner while spending A LOT of time with Jack. She is slowly starting to have feelings for him and I loved the slow burn of their relationship.
The setting was absolutely perfect - I loved that she was helping to restore this bookstore. These two are such close friends that it was fun to see their relationship bloom and grow. As Lizzy's feelings grow stronger, the book gets SOOO much better. I was a little bored in the beginning but after that first kiss it was all over from there and I was binge reading. They both had these secrets they were keeping from each other and I was just waiting for things to unfold. This book had a moderate amount of spice to it, nothing crazy. I would say probably a 2 out of 5 for spice rating.
Overall, it was really enjoyable. I loved the characters and the setting. The slow burn of their relationship was great but the beginning definitely had me a little bored. I also felt like the last few chapters could have been condensed into a smaller section. The epilogue wrapped things up nicely and I left happy. This book gets a rating of 4 stars from me.
Special thanks to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press/ St. Martin’s Griffin for sharing this digital reviewer copy with me in exchange my honest opinions.