Blame it on the Chardonnay by A. Emma Hollis
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
I really couldn’t get behind the flow of this book. It read much more like a journal where the writer wanted to highlight a few experiences in her life that were centered around a few different people, not all of them romantic. There wasn’t really much connection to everything other than the protagonist’s failed love life.
There was little character development and you really just don’t get to know her very well at all, nor any of her relationships.
This was a quick read that didn’t hold a lot of substance.
Full Review with Spoilers
I just could not get into this one. There didn’t really feel like there was any kind of actual story here. The novella follows Jenna as she recounts her journey through love. On the surface this sounds interesting, but it reads like a persons diary more than anything and a couple of the chapters don’t really have anything to do with that concept. Instead, one chapters introduces her mother’s new dog Oscar and the next talks about her mother. I didn’t really see where those two chapters were really needed in the grand scheme of things.
None of Jenna’s relationships really made an impact on me as the reader. There was no real development and the “here then gone” style of writing made them each feel unimportant. Since the writing was very diary like, there was only really points in time that are touched upon.
Everything just sort of came to a stop at the end without any real build up. I had been expecting a certain ending and when that didn’t happen I was more underwhelmed than anything. It was a pretty short read, but not a very attention grabbing one.
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