The Book Worm: Review: The Apartment

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Review: The Apartment

Book Review: The Apartment, by Debbie Macomber, 2 stars

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Hilary Sullivan’s new apartment is the first place she’s ever had on her own. She left San Francisco to live and work in Portland—and to get away from her much-loved but overprotective mother. Hilary’s twenty-four, after all! But she soon discovers that the apartment comes with an unexpected roommate—Sean Cochran, a good-looking pilot who’s just left the army and shows up at the place he thinks he’s rented!

Genre: contemporary romance

Publication date: August 2016 for the current Kindle version. The book was first published in 1993.

Mature content: no

Review: I'm usually a great fan of Debbie Macomber's books, but this one didn't work for me, and not just because it was a short story. I think the plot had a lot of potential, and from the synopsis I expected something a lot different from what I got.

I found the characters inconsistent and underdeveloped, and some details just didn't match. It was odd to have a twenty three year old woman saying she's gone too long without a man in her life, it was annoying that Sean kept referring to Hilary as a d├ębutante and it was even more annoying that he was intent on controlling her life even when he was telling her he didn't 't want to be involved and was leaving in a few weeks.

Sadly, the book is also really outdated by now and I think it would have been worth updating it a bit before publishing it on Kindle.

The only really positive aspect of The Apartment is that it's so short you read it in one sitting...

Happy readings, 

the book worm, book blog


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