Book Review | The Rebound | By Catherine Walsh
NetGalley E-Arc | Contemporary Romance
Narrative and Plot
The Rebound is told from the main character, Abby’s perspective. Abby has a likeable self-deprecating tone to her which makes her relatable and easy to follow.
The story had quite the wholesome vibe like a Jane Austen novel. As in where the hero meets the heroine and confusion arises drifting them apart and bringing them closer back and forth. It kept the plot moving at a reasonable pace. However, towards the end, even if it didn’t lag, the book felt long. It spend quite some time in detail about things that never really came back again. Other than that, this was an almost perfect read.
Characters and Conflicts
Abby and Luke are the main characters in the story. But, it would be unfair to ignore a significant amount of supporting cast which made the entire story even more entertaining.
The chemistry between the leads is striking right from the first meeting and it makes the reader root for them and keep turning the pages until they know their fate. The situations where these individuals were put in isn’t out of the realm of possibility in the real world. It made their conflicts more accessible and naturally generate empathy for the characters.
As mentioned before I am a fan of sibling dynamics and the story aced that department bringing sisters who are diabolically opposite together. The romance panned out to be a healthy and aspiring relationship which is definitely a bonus. It is not your usual, the ex is a douchebag and the hero saves the day. It is more about people who do what they think is right at the moment.
Overall, The Rebound is a witty and charming romance that takes place in an Irish village. It is picturesque in its own way and filled with colourful characters.
I received an e-Arc of the book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.