Overall Rating: 4 Stars
Title: Serious Moonlight
Author: Jenn Bennett
Format: Physical Book
I’ve read two other books by Jenn Bennett previously and while I liked the others a lot more, I still enjoyed this one.
The heroine in this story is obsessed with true crime and Sherlock Holmes, so I appreciated how she assessed nearly every character she came across by giving them a suspect profile. I thought that was a really cool way to expand on characters without being info-dumpy. The heroine randomly hooks up with this guy that she meets at a cafe, but freaks out and ends up leaving him before they can talk afterward. She thinks she’s never going to see him again, until she gets a job during the late night shift at this sketchy hotel and he happens to work there, too. Meanwhile, he’s been searching for her and even put an ad in the missed-connections personals looking for her.
I had fun reading about their reluctant relationship and I learned a bit about narcolepsy that I didn’t know before, but ultimately I found a good portion of this book a little boring. My mind kept wandering and when I tuned back in, I didn’t really miss too much. I can’t really put my finger on why because the characters were interesting and had great chemistry, but I just wasn’t that invested in the story.
Overall, this is my least favorite Jenn Bennett, but I still plan on reading the rest of her backlist because I really liked her other two novels that I’ve read (Alex, Approximately and Starry Eyes)
Characters: BIPOC hero
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Medical issues, death of a loved one
Audiobook Performance: 5 stars
Butterfly Rating: 3 Stars
Re-read Worthiness: Nah
Bookshelf Placement: Already there!
Book Boyfriend Rating: 4 stars