My name is Kimberly and I'm the reader/reviewer behind Wit and Sin. Wit and Sin is a website that provides honest reviews and publicity. I primarily read and review Romance titles, but I also review Urban Fantasy, New Adult, Young Adult, Mystery, and Non-Fiction titles. In addition to Wit and Sin, I am a reviewer for Joyfully Reviewed (pen name: Shayna) and Romance Junkies (pen name: Lily).
I love a good modern day fairytale, which is why I picked up The Nashville Bet. But this Pixy Stix of a story just wasn't for me. I thought if I could get past the truly alarming number of exclamation points (only brought up because the author went so overboard with them it pulled me out of the story), Ava and her friends might grow on me. But they - and Ava in particular - came across as completely juvenile, which made it hard to take - even for a fluffy and fun read. Ava was so starry-eyed that an old school Disney princess would find her attitude a bit hard to take and Chase was uninteresting, cardboard perfection.
I stuck with this book for over a week because people seem to really enjoy it and I wanted to find the fun. But for me it was a bland, shallow, insta-love tale that was going nowhere so I threw in the towel. I adore fluffy stories, but this one just didn't pull me in and I found the characters annoying. As I said before, I seem to be in the minority so The Nashville Bet might simply not be a good fit for me.
FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.