REVIEW: Time Square

Time Square by Jana Aston

By Jana Aston

This is a novella length novelle previously published in an anthology.

Once in awhile right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.

I saw that quote about fairy tales embroidered on a decorative pillow at a home decorating store. Honestly, it pissed me off. Retail propaganda aimed to promote sales when any single girl in the city could tell them they’d sell more if they’d offer Keep Your Pants On, Asshole instead.

But it’s fine. I don’t have room for decorative pillows anyway.

And I don’t have time for distractions.

Which is why I’m ignoring the distraction staring at me right now. The one who looks like he belongs on a billboard campaign. The one with the full lips and the cocky smile. The one refusing to look away even when I give him my best no way scowl.

The one headed in my direction. Right now.

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Synopsis:

Laura just dumped her fiance. The fiance she moved from Iowa to New York to be with. Now, she has a boss she hates, and lives in a one bedroom, one bathroom apartment with three other women. Yes, four women one bathroom is the stuff nightmares are made of. Through a series of unfortunate events she is now having the worst day ever. Of course she has to meet a hot guy on the subway, and of course she has to be wearing a wedding dress.

Max is a hot guy with dark hair and seductive blue eyes. He’s the hot guy that doesn’t know he’s hot but still works out as if he has go-see to attend. He’s completely comfortable in his own skin.

Laura and Max are two strangers that live in New York. They keep running into each other by chance. Why not take a chance on each other, it’s only one date.

April’s Book Review:

I usually don’t gravitate towards short stories because I feel like they end too quickly, or I’m still missing something. I don’t feel that way at all about Time Square. I don’t know how Aston got so much done in such a short story. I feel like I got to know the characters well enough to connect with them. The story was fully developed through background information, big event, point of no return, climax, and realization.

I love the message that Aston makes here. Sometimes the best things happen on the worst days. If you’re in the mood for a quick rom com that has it all, you should spend some time in Time Square.

Aracely’s Book Review:

I read all of Jana Aston books in one week. I was in a bit of a book funk and was looking for something funny. Let me tell you this woman didn’t disappoint. Anything that you pick up by Aston will have you smiling for one reason or another.

I love novellas sometimes life get’s in the way and I want a quick read. Don’t get me wrong I love nice long novels but sometimes a girl needs a quickie *wink wink*. Anyway for it being such a short story Aston was able to fully develop characters that you could connect with.

The best part of Time Square is the overall message she conveys. Even if you are having a day from hell, smile you never know who might be watching.

Why did we choose this book:

After reading Outskirts by the evil ginger’s (T.M. Fraizer) in record time, we decided we needed something light and funny to cleanse our palette. We both decided that Jana Aston was just the ticket. We had both read and enjoyed her books before, and it timed nicely with the release of this book. So...

Author Jana Aston

About the Author:

Jana Aston likes cats, big coffee cups and books about billionaires who deflower virgins. She wrote her debut novel while fielding customer service calls about electrical bills, and she's ever grateful for the fictional gynecologist in Wrong that readers embraced so much she was able to make working in her pajamas a reality. Jana is the author of 4 books, and all of them have appeared on either the NYT or USA Today bestsellers list, some multiple times. She likes multiples.