Sunday, May 3, 2015

Review: I'll Sing for my Dinner by B.R. Kingsolver

Title: I'll Sing for my Dinner
Author: B.R. Kingsolver
Publication: April 1st 2015 

Genre: Adult ~ Romantic Suspense
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Kobo
Rating: 2/5

Review copy provided in exchange for an honest review.


When Cecily Buchanan walks into the Roadhouse Bar and Grill and offers to sing for a meal, ex Marine Jake McGarrity can't say no. Some say Jake is too soft hearted for his own good. But letting the waif with the cover girl face and the voice of an angel walk away would be more than he could stand.

Cecily's sweet nature, bubbly personality and obvious talent endear her to everyone she meets, and Jake soon knows his heart is lost.

Cecily has secrets and won't talk about her past, one so dark that she has nightmares and clutches a knife while she sleeps.

When those who are chasing her close in, she faces the decision of whether to run again or to trust her life to the cowboy angel who has taught her the meaning of love.

“Shocking, but oh, so sweet.

The synopsis of I'll Sing for my Dinner made it really sound like something I would love but in the end it was a bit of a disappointment. I wish I had liked it better but I had just too many issues with it, unfortunately. 

I want to start with saying how the first two chapters were very promising to me but after that it all started going downhill. I didn't care much for the insta-love and how rushed the story was or how the writing at the start was pretty good but with each chapter I liked it less and less.

I really wasn't a fan of Cecily. I think it was the lack of character building that made me dislike her and how fast she fell in love with Jake. Now Jake I liked a little bit more but also with him there wasn't much character building, in my opinion, so it wasn't enough for me to fully love him. And most of the the side characters didn't stand out as well.

Aside from all of that the things I did like were the concept of the book. I liked the idea of this girl walking inside this bar asking to play and sing for her dinner. But I feel like it could've been written a little better with more character building and no insta-love. 

All in all, I'll Sing for my Dinner wasn't a great book. Some parts of it weren't so bad but it felt like a mediocre read to me. I just didn't like the writing, romance and the female main character. It just wasn't for me.

       About the Author:

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BR Kingsolver is the author of the Telepathic Clans series (The Succubus Gift, Succubus Unleashed, and Succubus Rising) and Broken Dolls, a paranormal thriller.

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