Indie Radio 113.9 by Saura Underscore ~ Book Review by Brandilyn

IndieRadio113_9LG Title: Indie Radio 113.9

Author: Saura Underscore

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Catt Ford

Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars

Blurb:

Sometimes, I like to read a book just because it is in my personal library and I can. I picked up Indie Radio 113.9 from Dreamspinner ages ago because I thought it looked interesting. I was not wrong.

Indie Radio centers around a law student, Jacob, and Indie Radio DJ, Ethan, that happen to meet, fall in love, and then fall apart. We get to see the meet, and we jump to the aftermath of the fall apart. We then proceed to see the fall in love and fall apart in fits and spurts as we follow Jacob’s recovery from said fallout.

The huge time jump left me off balance, and I don’t like being off balance when I am reading… especially when said book is not a mystery. Not only is the reader left off balance, we are not given a chance to love and care for the characters. Jacob and Ethan are both left in a somewhat 2-dimensional state in my eyes. So, while I am rooting for them to reconcile and for Ethan to not be the jerk that Jacob thinks he is, I don’t have enough invested in their relationship truly to care.

That being said; I applaud the author for taking a risk in format. However, she doesn’t break formula as much as hide much of the typical romance formula from the reader. However, despite everything, in the end I teared up… Just a little.

My View:

Sometimes, I like to read a book just because it is in my personal library and I can. I picked up Indie Radio 113.9 from Dreamspinner ages ago because I thought it looked interesting. I was not wrong.

Indie Radio centers around a law student, Jacob, and Indie Radio DJ, Ethan, that happen to meet, fall in love, and then fall apart. We get to see the meet, and we jump to the aftermath of the fall apart. We then proceed to see the fall in love and fall apart in fits and spurts as we follow Jacob’s recovery from said fallout.

The huge time jump left me off balance, and I don’t like being off balance when I am reading… especially when said book is not a mystery. Not only is the reader left off balance, we are not given a chance to love and care for the characters. Jacob and Ethan are both left in a somewhat 2-dimensional state in my eyes. So, while I am rooting for them to reconcile and for Ethan to not be the jerk that Jacob thinks he is, I don’t have enough invested in their relationship truly to care.

That being said; I applaud the author for taking a risk in format. However, she doesn’t break formula as much as hide much of the typical romance formula from the reader. However, despite everything, in the end I teared up… Just a little.

Buy Links

Dreamspinner Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
All Romance eBooks
Barnes & Noble
Kobo US

This review is based on a copy purchased by the reviewer independent of any review copies offered.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

Brandilyn
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