Geri Glenn, $0.99
Contemporary Romance, 2019
Evelyn Roberts is so edgy, her tears can no doubt cut through diamonds. Too cool for mundane inanities like mingling with colleagues during the 2018 Christmas party, she just wants everything to be over so that she can go back to work. Don’t be so hard on her, though – she’s in advertising and we all know how those people can be, plus she just lost her mother to cancer six months prior and her father is now copulating regularly with a new beau who is just two years older than her. Who can blame the sulky woman if she stands there in the corner glowering at people and complaining that those people ignore her and act like she doesn’t matter?
At any rate, her boss decides that he will hand over the keys to his beach home in Bahamas to her without any hesitation. This is how I know that this story is 700% fiction.
Who’s in Bahamas? A hottie. of course. Jake Rose, People‘s Sexiest Man of the Year, has a big bottle of whiskey for her, and yes, that’s true both figuratively and literally. They talk, they snog, they boink, she tearfully says that they can never be because they are too different, he’s like they can rewrite the stars, wooh, and they both dance around and twirl up into the sky, and Evelyn’s father can just choke it with his new wife, that bitch, because Evelyn is now mounting a hotter, sexier, richer, better man so clap for that darling, people.
And… that’s it. Will they get divorced in a year? Is he marrying her as a means to hide from people that he’s actually in love with the hot pool boy? Or maybe he’s secretly a demon worshiper and she’s targeted to be the mother of the Antichrist he’s going to sire on her? Or… or… maybe A Kiss to Remember is exactly what it seems to be: a hugely underwritten and completely forgettable short story, with more effort apparently made in picking the cover than in writing the story itself.
Sure, you can say it is fortunate that I only paid $0.99 for this, but still, this one is freebie-tier in terms of quality and value for money. I could have paid the same amount of money for that weird story I also saw on Smashwords, that seemed to have a heroine being molested by evil plants, you know.