The First Love Cookie Club (Twilight, Texas Series #3) - Lori Wilde

Review from Queen of Swords Book Reviews



* The kismet cookie tradition is really cute. I wish the author had included a recipe in the book. I'd like to dream of my true love, but then again, I don't think I could deal with crumbs in my bed. Would a baggie interfere with the magic?

* Do not read this book if you are not in or do not want to be in the holiday spirit. It's a giant Christmas cheeseball. I was in a holiday mood so I ate it up.

* I really loved how Travis is such a devoted dad even to the point of almost screwing things up with Sarah.

* Sarah and Travis had good chemistry and their backstory was great. I love how they were both knit up in the community even though Sarah didn't really want to be.

* Twilight, TX (the setting) is as much a character as the people are. I enjoyed the vivid descriptions of the town and her people. The sense of place was very well-crafted.



* I didn't buy Sarah's relationship with Jazzy because we didn't get to see enough of their interactions. I can understand feeling protective of a seriously sick child, but the depth of love she is said to feel is out of proportion to the circumstances that we're shown.

* The Raylene plotline was clumsily handled. Although the book is all in third person, there was still a notable switch in tone for the parts focusing on Raylene. Although that subplot later re-integrates into the main Sarah/Travis storyline, the shifts are jolting. I think that particular plotline could have been integrated in a way that didn't pull the reader out of the story.

* The sex scenes were kind of weird to me. They came across as somewhat awkward.