A little love for Arms Wide Open from Amazon reviewers:
Enjoyed what I thought was going to be fluff. It starts out that way but was surpised how good it left me feeling at the end. Always a sucker for those Happy Endings. Would recommend this from older teen to adult...no sex or foul language, just good feelings.
What I expected was boiler plate fun fluff, a tale with humor, depth, and a healthy dose of psychology took me by surprise.
This novella really took me somewhere unexpected. I loved the fact that the heroine wasn't the usual fluffy bit of perfection but someone real who had suffered - and I also loved the humor. Different and so entertaining, what a good read.
Lauren Brooks is in a rut, and her roomie is determined to yank her out of it by convincing her to participate in a local coffee shop's 5-in-5 speed dating event. Once she agrees, it takes her about 30 seconds to realize if there's an oddball out there looking for love, he'll find her. And creep her out. She confronts one weirdo after another until someone she used to know winds up in the same place, and she has to decide what she wants more: to make a break for it, or embrace the possibilities of another chance.
Fun Facts about Arms Wide Open:
Lauren Brooks is based on a real person...a real survivor.
Although the author doesn't name a city as the setting, she imagined it happening in a little shop by the pier in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.
The eyeball guy, Rico Suave, and the amorous hipster are all based on actual dates the author suffered through.
Check out Arms Wide Open, a novella about taking a chance on love!