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Some suspension of disbelief needed but still a sweet book

TrainedTrained by N.M. Pratt

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this, it was a pretty sweet read and well written without any real editing mistakes or typos which, after some of the stuff I’ve read in the last month or so is a real joy!

I liked both characters, but there was very definitely an element of “suspend disbelief” while reading it which isn’t necessarily a bad thing and I do love a hopeful story which ends up with a HEA, but for a while just not much was going on other than a fair bit of telling the reader what was happening rather than showing it.

A lot of that was because for the majority of the book, the two MCs were 300 miles apart! The phone calls and text conversations were cute but also got a bit repetitive and while I loved that Jared eventually found the courage to accept his feelings, it would have been nice to have seen the two of them together a bit more.

Also any books where people go through weight loss needs to be handled carefully and I think this one was done well, it was completely Brendan’s choice to do so, but there wasn’t really much focus then given to it once he and Jared had connected other than just a couple of throwaway references.

The epilogue was super sweet thought.

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