Plot overview: Waitress and former model, Izzy, starts an escort business with her friends. On a completely unrelated note, Karl, her boss at the restaurant, is afraid of water and has the hots for Izzy. There’s a stalker at the end. That’s it.
If that plot overview sounds a little wack-a-doo, that’s because IT IS. The plot of this book is almost nonexistent. At 50% of the story, Izzy and Karl have barely interacted AT ALL because Karl is busy running his business and going to therapy to overcome his fear of water (which stems from a childhood trauma), and Izzy is busy trying to start up an escort business. Until about 70% of the story, I wouldn’t even call this a romance. It’s the story of 2 people leading totally separate lives with only the barest hint of sexual attraction between them.
There’s a lot about this book I don’t understand. It’s a lot to unpack, frankly. So, (deep breath) here it goes:
So, at the end of the day, I finished the story. It wasn’t poorly written, just weird. And Izzy is an idiot. And it’s not much of a romance. But other than that...
Does this book contribute to or help crush the romance stigma?
It’s not stigma-y. It’s just not much of a romance.
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