Published by K.M. Golland on May 29, 2017
Series: A Series of Fortunate Events #1
Genres: New Adult, contemporary, Romance
Source: eARC from Author
Plight [plahyt]Noun: a difficult, or otherwise unfortunate situation.Verb: pledge or solemnly promise. Be engaged to be married.
I promised myself to a man. Well, technically, I promised myself to a boy. We were eight years old. Neighbours. He gave me a Cheezel, pushed it onto my finger, and asked me to marry him. I ate the Cheezel. I also said, “Yes” but that we’d have to wait until we were thirty.It was my thirtieth birthday last week and now he’s calling in that promise. Seriously, Elliot Parker is insane if he thinks that an out of the blue private Facebook message stipulating the binding law of an oral contractual agreement is going to seal our twenty-two-year bullshit engagement.
Insane.I wonder if he really does look like his profile picture, though.
Plight is a new adult romantic comedy by K.M. Golland. I couldn’t turn down Plight because the summary seemed zany enough to be a funny romantic comedy. And it was. But at times it was a bit too over the top for me. A fun read, but it didn’t blow my socks off. The concept is equal parts hilarious and crazy. Basically, two neighborhood friends have proposal when they are 8 years old with a cheese doodle as the ring. Flash forward to when they are 30 and Elliot is ready to cash in on that marriage.
Plight is a zany read that was fun. Parts of it are completely unrealistic and unbeliveable but if you are in the mood for some light hearted fun that you don’t take too seriously, Plight is a fast paced read that will put a smile on your face. The reason I couldn’t go from like to love with Plight was the fast pace that the story sets out on. We are in chapter one when the characters are already on this marriage plot, and I could not figure Elliot out. Was he serious or kidding? I just kept going along with it, and I liked the direction and romance that developed, but I couldn’t really form any kind of deep bonds with the characters. I was only partially invested in their story. But being that it is so lighthearted, I still had a good time with it.
Bottom line: Plight was a decent read for me. It was a quick, funny novel that had me laughing, but didn’t really have me buying into the storyline enough for me to fully believe it or become invested in the characters. The romance is fun and sexy and the writing is good, but the character development was somewhat lacking for me. If you are looking for a zany fast paced read with a funny concept, check out Plight.
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