Lemon Truffles-Love Instantly was a splendid snack. That’s the simplest way that I can put it. I could become mellifluous and depict in great detail the way the author uses the characters to drive the well-thought out journey deftly, succinctly and neatly. I could say that I was stunned by how easily I was dragged into the story. I could say how I loved the rarely used pairing of Asian and Afro-American races for the hero and heroine. I could even say that I would be willing to take a look at an Asian man if I could recreate Cheng for myself. But instead, splendid will have to do for now.
Normally, I give any tale the first ten or so pages to lure me in. I can understand that time is needed to fully develop setting so the words will turn into mental playback with video. But in this case I was immediately captured with a handful of flicks across my phone. Enough so that I finished in the same position that I started in despite discomforts (i.e. sitting on my front porch at midnight in a wrought iron chair as I fed every hungry mosquito on the East Coast).
Usually, I jot a few notes as I’m reading. Just small stuff (like the way I felt as I encounter the highs and lows or any editing mistakes I notice). But when I picked my phone up and started, there was no way I could stop. Not for a million dollars or anything else the universe could have offered me at the time. So here I am, sans notes and without any idea how I finished this story in just over a half hour.
That is one of a couple of cons to this read – yes, I’ll say it – more please! My final issue would have to be the quick changes in perspective. It seemed as if I was with Cheng one moment and a scant half page later I dove into Angela’s head.
But as a disclaimer to my prior complaints, I devoured this book on my phone as if it was electronic Thanksgiving and Lemon Truffles was the last turkey in town.
This is a must read for romance lovers in general and not just those who appreciate IR. And if it were a smidgeon longer, I would certainly buy a print copy despite my personal preference for e-books.
-Reviewed by: Jennifer
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Laurel Cremant is an opinionated author and reader of romance with a wicked sense of humor. RNIC was smart (or crazy) to bring her on as a blogger. In 2016 she took over the management of this site and relishes her new title of “Overlord of Awesome”