Wanderlove by Rachel Blaufeld

Published: October 21, 2019

This is my second book by Rachel Blaufeld and I would like to say it was as good as the first one I had read but I gotta say it just wasn’t my cup of tea. So while I’m going to try and not be negative in this blog post I didn’t care for this novel at all. The only redeeming quality to me was that the writing was well done. Additionally, I did receive an ARC for an honest review so though I don’t want to be brutal I will try and tell you why I didn’t care for the novel.

The novel opens up with 18 year old Emerson fighting with her father and leaving him in the dust in the middle of the fight. She was determined to move to NYC to find her birth mother. The one who didn’t want her and didn’t try to find her later in life. She knows that she shouldn’t care about her in return but she does. After being in the Big Apple for a bit she runs into Price. Literally. And though he isn’t her type they are pulled together at every turn. Could he be the new beginning she was looking for?

Price is only in the godforsaken city because his no good father showed up one day flashing his cash and offering to pay his college tuition in New York. He never wanted to go to college but after his mother and girlfriend practically shoved him out the door he figured he didn’t have a choice. Now though he is in a city he hates and wants nothing more than to return to his farm. That is until he meets Emerson. There is something about her that draws him and he’ll fight for their chance together even when she is ready to throw it all away.

Honestly, Emerson was a terrible character. She was a spoiled brat who needed a swift kick in the ass. I couldn’t stand her. She was whiney, angsty, and took people for granted. Also, I don’t know how she sold her car because I guarantee at 18 she did not have the title to it. Yes, I realize it’s fiction but that was just too out there for me. Price was a better character but even he was super angsty. I don’t do angsty novels for a reason. There wasn’t really any character development besides Emerson realizing that her dad and Price are really good guys. And the plot fell flat for me. All in all I finished the book and that about the best I can say for it. The writing was there but my interest was not.

—-“I was supposed to be strong and independent. I am woman, hear me roar, and all that crap. For Christ’s sake, I was raised by a single man, shouldn’t that make me tough?” -Emerson—-

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