This is what Romance should be like.
Not gonna lie, the plot of this book feels awfully generic to me... And that's about all I can point out as 'negative' in this story. I mean, it's a cliché, but clichés work for a reason, and this book is a perfect example of that.
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But, literally everything else is executed flawlessly: the setting is vivid, full of imagery, yet it doesn't feel overwhelming; the characters are fresh, convincing and relatable, and each of them has this own unique feel to them that makes them stand out in their own way. The chemistry between Emma and Luke is phenomenal, that goes without saying, and though some situations seem a bit forced for my liking (like Mrs. Carter sending the cab away without so much as a second thought) as a reader I felt it was in the best interest of the story, so I see no reason to be picky about that. If anything, the absurdity of it got a few chuckles out of me, which I greatly appreciate.
The cultural references in this book deserve their own paragraph. As soon as chapter 2 you get to witness the author's hand in having their characters discuss literature, cinema, comics and anime, and the best part is that the author managed to brilliantly handle such an eclectic group of topics for discussion in a seamless way.
Finally, I am the kind of person that prefers to see time in a love story being devoted to building a relationship between a couple than having this wasted dynamic of "I'm with you now but tomorrow I'm with someone else and so on and so forth" (if you've ever played —or watched— The Legend of Heroes - Trails in the Sky, especially the First and Second chapter you'll know exactly what I mean) so in that sense I'm satisfied with how the author went about this. This is what Romance should be like.
Thanks for sharing this amazing story, author!