Booked on a Feeling
Booked on a Feeling follows the friends-to-lovers story of Lizzy Chung, an overachieving LA lawyer working her butt off to make partner at her law firm while dealing with crippling anxiety about the trajectory of her life, and her best friend Jack Park, a bookkeeper for his family’s brewing company who’s secretly hoping to land a big-time analyst position in LA and finally feel in control of his future.
I really wanted to like this book, but it just fell short in so many ways. The plot doesn’t make a whole lot of sense in the context of who the characters are made out to be versus their actions in the storyline. The character development is painfully slow and still ends up remaining relatively shallow, and the inclusion of an anxiety disorder reads as trivial lip service to kick off the story rather than realistically delving into the reality of living with the condition.
Getting to the end of the story was a chore; it felt like I was reading the same paragraph from each character about their feelings and the reasoning behind their actions for over three hundred pages, just using different adjectives and rearranging the word order.
|St. Martin's Griffin
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