Monday, June 6, 2022

Review: Stuck With You by Ali Hazelwood

 


Stuck on You (The STEMinist Novellas #2) by Ali Hazelwood
Publication Date: June 7th 2022 by Berkley
Pages: 127
Source: Publisher 
Rating: ½
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My Thoughts:
Sadie spent a day with Erik, and they had an immediate connection that ended in a steamy, lust filled night that she thought would lead into something profound and lasting. However, the next day Sadie hears things about Erik and her heart crashes. Fast forward three weeks and it’s her worst nightmare: she’s stuck in the elevator with him.

I was a little disappointed with the way Sadie jumped to conclusions after hearing what her boss said and didn’t even check with Erik to get his side of the story.  A lot of heartache could’ve been avoided! I did love their initial meetup and the immediate, intense attraction between them! This is a romance, so I knew they’d eventually get everything sorted.

I’ve enjoyed all three of the STEMinist novellas and I thought for the short number of pages the characters were well developed and I was invested in each of their HEAs!

3.5 Stars



23 comments:

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    1. They were! I liked the other two a little more, though.

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  2. Lack of communication is one of my biggest pet peeves so I think that aspect would really bug me. Even so, it sounds like their chemistry was spot on! :)

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    1. I think you'd enjoy the other novellas more then, Tanya, but they were all fun! :)

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  3. I've enjoyed these novella but couldn't help wishing they were longer so the characters were even more developed. I did love Erik though. Wonderful review Rachel!

    Anne - Books of My Heart

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  4. I am glad that you are enjoying these novella's. But I really don't understand lack of communication in most romance

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  5. I do kind of hate when characters in romance books don't give the other person a chance to tell their side of the story, or they don't pause in their drama to have a simple conversation. That kind of manufactured conflict isn't my favorite, but I do always like the happy ending when they finally figure things out.

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    1. Yes, it felt manufactured for conflict here. Not a fan, but I was happy there was a happy ending and because it was a novella the miscommunication was short lived.

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  6. Great review. I may check it out. Have a great day. Regine
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Regine! Yes, the novellas were fun! You too!

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  7. I think my comment from yesterday ended up in your spam box...or disappeared into the internet ether. Anyway...I'm glad Hazelwood keeps writing these fun STEMinist novellas. I like them. :D

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    1. Sorry about that, Lark! I just went into the comment folder and allowed your above comment to be published. Thank you! I really enjoyed the STEMinist novellas, although I think I enjoyed the last two more than this one. The non-communication bugged me but it was short lived being there's not very many pages for it to play out, lol! :)

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  8. Not communicating is always the biggest problem I have with some books and the characters. There wouldn't be so much drama if they would just talk.

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  9. I like a shorter story once in a while! And glad this was fun even with the communication issues. Like Mary said above that always annoys me a little when they jump to conclusions for plot purposes. Still, sounds like it was good!

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    1. Yes! I'm not a fan of using it for conflict in a book. Thankfully because it was a novella it didn't go on forever. :)

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  10. It always confounds me to see the lack of communication/miscommunication trope used so widely. Seems like a lot of people don't like it.

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  11. I always dislike when characters don't talk to one another. Drives me insane!

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  12. It can be really frustrating when characters don't take simple actions to avoid drama. Then again, without those bone headed decisions it would probably make for a much less interesting read.

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