Strait Laced Review ~ Well-deserved 9 out of 10!

Author: Kate Aaron

Release date: Nov 28, 2017                Price: £3.99, $3.92 US, $4.99 CAN.

Reviewed by: Dago

Man in suitCover Art: I’ll be honest, I got an ARC for this book based on the blurb. It was so good, I didn’t even look. So upon reflection, the cover is great and really goes with the story. The font of the title and author were easy to read and I liked that Strait and Laced were different.

Synopsis: As I said the blurb hooked me in, there was enough to know they were two diverse men and their names.

Plot: The meet-cute really was, and the build up of their relationship was exciting and fun. It was fun reading about their courtship and I loved learning about Ben and Philip. I love tropes of opposites attracting and I love how these two worked through their differences and developed a real relationship.

Main Characters: Philip is the point of view for the story and he was honest even with himself and I liked seeing the story from his view. Ben, seriously, I just love Ben, he’s so quietly great, you just can’t help but love him and hope for the best.

Secondary Characters: Ben and Philip both have great families, with lots of differences and their interaction with Ben and Philip really fleshed out their story.

Flow/Continuity: I thought the flow was very good, it rolled on smoothly and never got tedious or boring. I always wanted to read every detail. I had a difficult time putting the book down to work.

Conflict & Climax: The conflict came from their diverse backgrounds without a mess of miscommunication. I liked that it was all about learning and accepting each other and what they each contributed. It made the climax great.

Writing Style: I love Kate Aaron’s writing style. It stayed interesting and kept me wanting to know more. It was fast-paced and easy to read.

Editing/Formatting: I thought the editing was very good. There was nothing to bring me out of the story. The formatting was great, the font was easy to read, not too much whitespace and only a few pages after the story so the page count was actual.

Price: £3.99, $3.92 US, $4.99 CAN. I think this was fair pricing for a book with over 82K words.

I give this a well deserved 9* out of 10!

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