I was drawn in by the book description, and I was let down. The beginning had a TON of quotes I highlighted (with many giggles), and the banter between Snow, Cyndi, and Belle worked. Almost perfect.
Then the conference happened. And the story went downhill. I’m still not sure why a conference was used for a plot device, or why the characters did some of things they did (I’m trying to avoid spoilers, because there isn’t much that makes sense enough to spoil). Much of the dialog felt stilted and awkward while they were at the hotel where the conference took place, and I cringed in many places. IMHO, most of these scenes could have been cut.
But the end shocked me by pulling itself back together and working. Without knowing for sure, I almost feel the author had the start & finish figured out, and wrote the middle in a rush. I will be looking at reading book 2, mainly to see how they pull off the win/HEA.
I would not recommend this book to anyone. 2.5 Stars