Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Book Review: "Everything Romance"

Everything Romance: A Celebration of Love for Couples
My most recent read as part of the Blogging For Books program was "Everything Romance: A Celebration of Love for Couples". The book description reads:
"Ready to create romantic memories? If you’re looking for new and unique ways to celebrate love, captivate the heart of your true love, or simply enjoy each other’s company,Everything Romance offers all of this and much more. 

Inside you’ll find…
Ways to engage your loved one with conversation starters for couples; Fun and creative date and gift ideas for any budget; Heartwarming love stories and poems; Love busters and love boosters to add fun, zing, and zest; Trivia about the history of love and romance; Recipes to fan the heartflames."

To be honest, while the book does contain a lot of those things, I felt like it fell a little short. This book is more of an anthology of classic and modern love stories, poetry, recipes, dates, phrases, etc... with no apparent rhyme or reason to the order of things in the book. I was expecting it to be a little bit more organized, like categories for each. This book reminds me more of a coffee table book (or bathroom reading), with short snippets you can read in a few moments by just opening the book and reading where your hand falls... Some of the stuff was just plain cheesy!

My husband and I have been married for over 4 years now and seek different ways to continue build our relationship & marriage. This wouldn't be a book I would recommend for those purposes. Whimsical and cute, but not something for marriage growth. 

So weird to write a review on a book I wasn't crazy about! Oh well, I can't always hit home runs with books! You can rank my review here (the more "stars" I earn through reviews, the better book selection offered to me, so I really appreciate honest reviews! Takes only a few seconds!!!):

1 comment:

  1. I've heard the same things you've said about this book from others too, so you seem to be right on. Hugs and have a great week! :O)