Review: Mister Uno by Belle Brooks

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☆☆➹⁀☆ 3 stars ☆➹⁀☆☆

 

What It’s About:

Twenty-five-year-old Anthea Links is a columnist for Rogue magazine. The job she loves is on the line when she’s faced with writer’s block and given a deadline she knows she can’t meet—that’s until her best friend, Pip, comes up with the perfect idea.

Anthea never says no to a dare, and this one is so perfect it will solve all of her problems.

Twelve men.

Twelve months.

Twelve articles.

But there’s a catch: Anthea can’t know the real names of the men she dates, and she must only refer to them by a Spanish number.

Mister Uno is unsuspecting victim number one. He’s domineering, alluring, wealthy, and a surprise packet Anthea never imagined.

Will Anthea be able to hide her identity from each gentleman suitor?

Will she complete the dare and keep her job?

And will she do it without falling in love?

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My Thoughts:

Mr. Uno by Belle Brooks is a quick, fun read that kicks off a short-story series.

The teasers and covers are much more sexy than the story itself.  The story has great girlfriend dynamics and a tense work environment—both of which help set the premise for this series of short stories.  The romance is mild.  Since the premise involves writing about dating 12 men in 12 months, the main character, Athena Sharp, isn’t given much room for developing a deep relationship. I appreciated that Ms. Brooks didn’t just write a hook-up story.

Short story format only allows for limited character and plot development.  That said, I think Ms. Brooks could have done a bit more within her short story, and she may have, if the intention was merely to write a single story.  Since Mr. Uno is the start of a series, I presume that much of the content was about setting up the storyline. I see Athena coming into her own throughout this series.   I anticipate that as she takes on the remaining 11 dating/writing assignments, the details will be richer, the story more fulfilling, and ultimately passion and a possible relationship will be woven into the story.

Mr. Uno is an intriguing start to this series!

 

About the author:  Born in Australia, Belle Brooks has always had a passion for books and creative writing. She loves exploring the different ways stories can be told through the use of text and in-depth characters. Since she was a child her strong talent and interest in creative writing was evident, explaining that her favourite class in school was English. Despite her love for all things books, she decided the world of advertising and marketing was where she could put her talents to use in the business realm, well that is until now. Belle enjoys creative writing and creating fictional stories that leave a valued message inside the pages.

Belle Brooks Author Facebook: http://bit.ly/1Uxjj0V

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Promotional materials courtesy of the author and Enticing Journey Book Promotions

 

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