About: A Pretty Mess: An Astonvale Novel (Book 1) is a fiction novel written by Carla Caruso. This book will be published on 10/1/14 by HarperCollins Publishers Australia. The author is from Australia and this book is her fifth that she has authored.
My Experiences: I started reading this book on 9/17/14 and finished it on 9/25/14. It takes me a long time to finish reading this book because it’s a bit bland. After 70% of the book, the story got interesting; however, the little mystery it has was slow paced. The part where the girl become vulnerable so that she can be taken advantaged of is too obvious and asking for it. I think that part could develop better, in a way that the guy could push her by questioning her why she avoid the topic whenever it creeps up. On the other hand, I do like the advices about how flashy people don’t have money to back it up and grab the moment as it comes before it passes. I also like the humor between the 2 main characters.
Pros: real life advice, a bit of humor, easy going not heart racing mystery, if you like slow paced chick flick
Cons: slow paced, not much action, story slowly developed
I give it a 3.5 stars!
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**Disclaimer: I received this ebook for free in an exchange for an honest review.