Thank you, Alcove Press, and NetGalley for the e-arc! All opinions expressed are my own.
Trixie unexpectedly saved a chicken in the middle of downtown which caused traffic and a little commotion. She didn’t even know why she saved a chicken, but because of this chicken, she will be able to meet “Bear”, a gentle giant who was unexpectedly amazed by what Trixie did, and that chicken scenario was the start of their unexpected friendship and romance.
First, I want to say that I am so happy and grateful to Netgalley that my request to read this in advance was accepted. Thank you so much! I requested this book because I became intrigued by the description of the story plus the book cover is gorgeous. It is my first time seeing a “chicken” on a book cover. Hehe.
Though it took me so long to finish this because well “life happens”. As to the story, there were parts that I find hilarious and some parts that I find beautiful. As I dived into the story, and I get to know more about Trixie and Bear, I realized that the plot was all about self-acceptance, being true to ourselves, and being honest with our feelings.
The relationship between Trixie and Bear was like a tug-of-war, it was obvious that they liked each other, but because of their reservations, it took them so long to finally admit their feelings. And as a reader, I was impatient at that time, I want to shout and say “hey, kiss already because it is so f*cking frustrating!” Just kidding. Hehe.
To the characters, especially to Trixie, she was likable but there were times that I get annoyed with her, I still can’t pinpoint the reason, but I still understand her ways and her reservations, especially about her feelings. She always shows other people that she was happy all the time even though she was not. To Bear, at this point, I don’t have any comments on his character, though I have some advice, “Accept and acknowledge what you are truly capable of no matter what this passion of yours, even if it will not be accepted by the eyes of the majority. You are still a man no matter what you are doing.”
Overall, I’m glad that I finally read this book. Again, thank you for the opportunity, Netgalley, and I hope you enjoyed my book review of “To get to the other side by Kelly Ohlert”.
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