Next up on my review list is another romance – An Unexpected Valentine by RJ Steele. The story starts out with Kelly. She's single, so when her friend Jessica asks her about her plans for February fourteenth, her automatic response at the start of the story is to say: "Well, Jess, I plan to spend Valentine's Day the same way I've spent it for the last three years! I 'm going to bundle myself in a Snuggie, watch Keira Knightley movies, sob into a pint of ice cream, and lament my poor, loveless life."
Actually, she doesn't say this – she just thinks it, despite her friend probably hoping for a response like that. Jessica is in a sickingly sweet romance with the perfect guy and is insufferable about it.
After her friend leaves, Kelly is trying to find a single girlfriend to spend the holiday with when she gets a text from someone named J asking her to be his Valentine. When she texts back asking who her secret admirer is, the answer is: "A stranger."
The story continues from there – she meets Josh and they have a great time together – until he takes her to meet a friend of his and she finds out that the person she was actually supposed to meet was Jared, her "real" secret admirer and a friend of Josh's. But which J will she choose?
I thought this was a cute story with plenty of humor and only a few awkward lines of dialogue. It's pretty short - not long enough to be a book - but it's a long short story that takes about a half hour to read. If you're looking for a short dose of romantic humor, this would hit the spot.
I read a lot - depending on my writing schedule, I can usually read about a book a day. Some of the books are fantastic and I would love to recommend to everyone - some, not so much. Either way, I thought I would share a few thoughts on what I'm reading at the moment.