ARC Review | Letters from Jayson by Amy Hale

ARC Review | Letters from Jayson by Amy HaleLetters From Jayson by Amy Hale
Published by Smashwords Edition on July 28th 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Pages: 202
Format: eARC
Amazon US

Lindsey is ready for a change. Shallow relationships and a dead end job have left her longing for more, so when a rare but difficult opportunity presents itself for a promotion and temporary change of scenery, she jumps at the chance to try something new.

Jayson wants a quiet place to finish his current project. With one missed deadline behind him, he doesn’t have time for distractions and interruptions.

When Lindsey temporarily moves into a beach house owned by her best friend’s fiancé, she finds that it’s already occupied… by Jayson. To him, she’s a nuisance and a distraction from his work. To her, he’s a conceited and bossy obstacle . Both annoyed at this unavoidable situation, they agree to make the most of their predicament and try to co-exist in peace until their work is done. But Lindsey and Jayson quickly learn there is a fine line between love and hate. Is it really possible to love someone that makes you so crazy?

Letters From Jayson is heartfelt comedy about finding love and forgiveness in the midst of chaos.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Lindsey’s bad day doesn’t end as bad as a day with a broken heel, a slightly disgusting encounter with an equally disgusting–and married–work mate, and an another overlooked promotion should. She fights for her right and is given a chance to prove herself as a journalist in the male-infested publishing company––get an exclusive interview with the reclusive best-selling author, Jackson King. 

So off to Florida she goes. Her best friend’s fiancé gives her the key to his place, and she stays there, not knowing she’ll have an unexpected room mate, Jayson. They both have jobs to do, and after a terrible first meeting, they agree to co-exist as long as they stay out of each other’s business.  

The story had potential but sadly it fell flat for me. The book was short, so it was (kind of) understandable it had a fast pace, but it was hard to get attached to Lindsey and Jayson’s romance when one moment they were acquaintances at best, then lovers the next. 

I’ve mentioned this before, but I’ll say it again; it irks me when conflict is caused by miscommunication. It’s another reason why I wasn’t attached to the romantic aspect in Letters from Jayson; there were a lot of secrets untold until too late. I didn’t get Jayson’s reason for not disclosing what he should have. 

At first, I really liked Lindsey, but I found some of her reactions too much. She came off as juvenile and whiny, getting offended at the simplest of things.

I don’t really know what to think of Jayson. He was charming sometimes, but he was too hot-and-cold for me.

There wasn’t enough momentum to ease in their backstories. It bothered me that they gave out their backstories just like that to an acquaintance they just met a week ago, especially for Jayson.

Letters from Jayson had potential, but sadly there were a lot of things that hindered me from truly liking it.

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