I received Love on a Dime by Cara Lynn James from Thomas Nelson Publishers to review. My opinion is my own and I was not compensated in any other way.
This was the first romantic fiction novel I have been able to request from BookSneeze (Thomas Nelson's blogger book review program) and I was excited. I love a good love story. This story had great potential. It was not a story line I had read 8 times before, it had a historical setting, there was a conflict between the love interests. But I was bored. I enjoyed the book while reading it, but had no trouble putting it down. The main character, Lilly, was in her mid-twenties, but acted like a teenager. I was more interesting in learning about Lilly's brother and his wife than Lilly and her estranged love, Jack.
Lilly, a socialite in 1899, has a secret no one can know about. She writes romance novels. Things become complicated when a gossip rag threatens to expose Lilly and her ex-boyfriend Jack reappears in her live, buying the publishing company Lilly writes for. He is determined to find out the identity of his mystery writer. Add in a beau she doesn't really like and pressure from well meaning parents and you have a story.
It is not my favorite, but I would read another book by the author. This is her first novel so she is sure to get even better!