Monday, September 2, 2013

Mini Review: Calculated Exposure

Title: Calculated Exposure
Author: Holley Trent
Format: egalley
Pub. Date: September 2nd 2013
Source: Netgalley/Lyrical Press, Inc.


Three stars.

Photojournalist Erica spent the past several weeks overseas, hoping to find some inspiration for her new photographs. It's by complete accident that she runs into mathematician Curt when his godchildren accidentally bump into her in Ireland. And what's more incidental is that not only is Curt gorgeous, but he lives pretty close to her back in America. The attraction starts quickly, but both Curt and Erica keep secrets tucked away that risk all that they have.


The long and short of it: This book just wasn't for me.

I didn't really feel connected to any of the characters, at any point of the story. That fact alone made this hard for me to keep up with the plots at hand, because I wasn't emotionally invested in the drama nor the romance aspects that I know I was supposed to have been. Also, the places that they've been and lived, mixed with their individual cultures, all just kind of muddled to me after awhile.

The romance aspects were decently written, but for me they stayed warm as opposed to sizzling hot. That being said, I do love the cover, and it's steamy enough to have initially interested me in reading the story.

Nothing about this novella was badly written or outlandish, but it just didn't click with me personally. I'd definitely take another stab at reading this author's work, however. Fans of romance would probably enjoy this book.


  1. The plot and the cover would be enough to catch my interest, but this doesn't sound like the book for me!

  2. You know I clicked on this cause I was intrigued. I think I'm going to still check it out, albeit extremely cautiously.

    1. It's not bad. You know that vibe though where you're like, "I'm not into it"? That's how I felt.