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Hugo and Rose Review

Hugo & Rose - Bridget  Foley

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Thank you St. Martin’s Press for allowing me to read and review this book.


Initial thoughts:

1. The writing was good and the story flew naturally. The last twenty pages hooked me and I was curious to know the ending, although I didn’t like the epilogue.
2. Rose annoyed me in some parts of the book, especially her behaviour towards her kids and husband. I really liked Josh and I felt sympathetic to him, such an amazing husband.
3. What I didn’t like too much was that at some point Rose kept bringing Hugo up and she thought only of him, even when she wasn’t supposed to.
4. I loved the prologue and the first chapter, I loved the way the author described Rose’s past concerning him, but as the story kept going the style of writing wasn’t so good as it was in the beginning. I don’t know how to explain it, but it lost me somewhere.
I’m so sad that I put only three stars, because this is the author’s first book and I wanted to like it. I hate when I don’t like books that new authors write, I want to encourage them and make others love their work. But, this book I guess wasn’t for me.

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