Book Review: If Only by Melanie Murphy [60/100 * 2019]

If OnlyIf Only by Melanie    Murphy
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

‘Loneliness is the worst reason to go chasing more heartbreak.’

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Much thanks to NetGalley and Hachette Books Ireland for this complimentary copy. This review is voluntary and opinions are fully my own.

📚 Series: No.
📚 Genre: Women’s Fiction
📚 POV: First person.
📚 Cliffhanger: No.

If Only is my first read from Melanie Murphy, who is a Youtuber/Online Personality I am not familiar with. I had high hopes with this book because of the cutesy cover and the intriguing blurb.

Unfortunately, I can some up my reading experience in this four words: I didn’t like it.

The story of a 30 year old newly single woman with an opportunity to answer her life’s “what if”s and “if only”s sounded good. Sadly, I did not feel the promised humor and lightness. I don’t know if it’s a cultural divide or I just find the characters, especially the main one, quite boring.

Even the execution of the “if only”s were served a little weak. Which was sad because it is the books main premise.

I loved the 80s song recommendations, though. I’m a 90s baby through and through, but I always go crazy for the music of the 80s.

I guess, all in all, this was not bad. It just was not for me, and I can see that some GR reviewers loved this. Maybe, I’ll love the next one?


🌻 Blurb:⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 Hero:⭐⭐⭐
🌻 Heroine:⭐⭐
🌻 Support Characters:⭐⭐
🌻 Writing Style:⭐⭐
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🌻 Romance:⭐⭐
🌻 Pacing:⭐⭐
🌻 Ending:⭐⭐
🌻 Page Turner:⭐⭐
🌻 Book Cover:⭐⭐⭐⭐

☁FINAL VERDICT: 2.45/5 ☁

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