Book Review: Three Little Words

March 3, 2016

Three Little Words
Jennie Hansen, K.C. Grant, Aubrey Mace
240 pages
ARC through NetGalley


From the Publisher:

The road to true love never did run smooth, but a few bumps along the way make it all the more thrilling. This timeless truth is showcased in Three Little Words, a charming compilation of short stories written by a trio of popular LDS romance novelists. Readers are invited to follow the journeys of three young women as they encounter love where they least expect it.

  • Rescuing Bailey by Jennie HansenFor as long as she can remember, Bailey has loved the boy next door. But despite her feelings, his schedule and his little brother keep getting in the way. Will her childhood crush finally blossom into something real, or will she discover that true love is waiting just around the corner?
  • Three Little Words by K.C. GrantThe bet is simple: Elizabeth, a speech therapist, has three days to teach a country bumpkin with a drawl as thick as molasses how to speak like a gentleman. But as she gets to know her charming student, it soon becomes clear that there may be more to him than meets the ear.
  • A Crying Shame by Aubrey MaceCassidy is in love with the idea of love, though after her most recent breakup, the possibility of finding Mr. Right seems hopeless. But when she meets a handsome classmate in her painting class, she may end up learning more about chemistry than about art.

Three Little Words is a compilation of three short romance stories.  I haven’t read anything by these three ladies before but I was looking forward to reading something new and possibly finding some new  favorite authors.  I love it when I find a new author that I love and I have a new collection of books that I can binge read!

These stories were all cute.  I am usually a fan of the Timeless Romance Anthology collections, but there are usually more stories in those books, compared to the 3 short stories in this book, so these were a bit longer.  I didn’t mind that though. all three stories were fun.  I read so many historical fiction and regency romance books that I really had to reset my mind set when reading these contemporary tales.

My favorite was probably the first story, Rescuing Bailey, by Jennie Hansen.  I thought it was cute and I loved that Bailey didn’t quickly fall in love, but she rather also found out more about herself in the process and I felt she was so smart about her decisions.  (I also really liked that she was a runner!)  The second story is similar to My Fair Lady and was really cute.  If I had to pick a least favorite, it would be the last story, but I still enjoyed it and it was really funny.

I enjoyed the three different tones and story lines and wouldn’t mind reading more from each of these authors in the future.  I really loved that each short story was clean!  If you are looking for a clean collection of novellas this is a great book to start with and would also make a great gift  (I’m thinking mothers day is right around the corner!).

Final Score:

4 stars

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