Reading more: Rum Luck

book squareRum Luck by Ryan Aldred was provided to me at no charge through NetGalley. The opinions are my own. You can see other books I’ve reviewed here.

I might have mentioned before that a good portion of my day is spent reading page after page of boring stuff in small print. Some of it’s interesting, but mostly it’s just informative.

Since that’s about 30 or so hours a week, I like to keep my for fun reading more entertaining, lighter, dare I say even fluffy.

Usually a cute beach read or cozy mystery fits the bill. I was mildly excited to see this offering in my NetGalley.

From Amazon:

Ben Cooper was supposed to be on his Pacific honeymoon. Not waking up in a Costa Rican prison cell with no memory of the night before.

Then again, Ben never thought he would catch his fiancée with some clown – literally. Or that his friend Miguel would drag him to the surf paradise of Tamarindo before Aunt Mildred could ask why they cancelled the open bar reception.

But surely his friend and lawyer Victoria didn’t need to fly down from Toronto overnight. After all, the police would let him go once he sobered up and paid his fine. Right? …

I wanted to love this book because the premise was fun, but it was slow to get started, missed some great comedic opportunities, and was just sort of blah. It would be a great beach read if it didn’t take so long to get into. Also, It felt like there were random plot lines stuck in that didn’t add anything to the story line or character dimension.

And I figured out the culprit and Ben’s bank lock halfway through.

There were some great scenes like the bongo/dj battle dance party but overall I feel sort of meh about this book.

Is this something you’d read? Why or why not.

About Court

I spend a lot of time on the pool deck and making treats in my kitchen amongst other things.
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