Three Little Words
By Melissa Tagg
What a perfect little book. Let me just start by saying that.
The cover is cheerful, the characters are realistic, and the story is delightful.
I give this book: 5 out of 5 Romantic E-mail Envelopes!
Back Cover Synopsis:
Ava Kingsley and Seth Walker might be the most unlikely friends ever. The only thing these two polar opposites have in common is a knack for wordsmithing. Back in college, they were known for their written sparring in the campus newspaper’s popular “He Says/She Says” column.
At their ten-year college reunion, they pick up right where they left off. Except this time their squabbling leads to a surprising turn: friendship and a year-long exchange of emails. So when Ava approaches a crossroads in her athletics department career in Minnesota, Seth is quick to offer the open apartment above the restaurant he’s been remodeling in Maple Valley, Iowa.
Ava doesn’t know where her career will lead her next, but she’s starting to suspect she might see Seth as more than a pen pal. Which would be exciting…except for the fact that he only sees her as a friend.
As Maple Valley grows on her, Ava wonders if there might be something here for her even though Seth is unavailable. And maybe, just maybe, after all the words the two of them have exchanged over the years, they’ll finally be able to say the three that matter most.
What I Expected:
I have loved both of Melissa’s previous books, Made to Last and Here to Stay, so I was expecting more of the same . . . . romance that makes me gush, realistic contemporary characters and situations that I can easily imagine happening in my own town, and light-hearted witty banter.
Did It Meet My Expectations?
The only thing I would have changes is the length. Seriously. It should have been a full-length novel . . . . but that’s only because I loved it so much!! Folks who know me know I’m a slow reader. It takes me FOREVER to get through a book. So, in a sense, the novella size was perfect. To be clear, I love love love to read Christian romance, historical and contemporary, but even so, full-length of novella, there aren’t a lot of authors I will drop everything for to devour their books in as close to one sitting as possible. Melissa Tagg is one I will. They are just too delectable to leave sitting on the bedside table collecting dust.
Be sure to check out Three Little Words, which is FREE!, as it kicks off Melissa’s
next romantic-comedy series. And don’t worry — if you’re like me, and go through
Seth/Ava withdrawals when the novella is through, Melissa has assured me that
they show up again in future books. Whew!