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Fa La La: Book Review

Happy New year everyone! I finished reading Fa La La just before the new year and am just getting around to posting my review. I’d really been hoping to do it before Christmas, but life happened and I got super busy.

I am really going to try my hardest to focus on doing more reviews this year. I was only doing them here and there before but now I’m aiming for at least one per month. But hopefully I can do 2.

So here is my first review of 2023!

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Fa La La by Michelle Cornish

**I received an ARC of this book through Netgalley in exchange for my honest and voluntary review. All thoughts and opinions are my own**

‘Tis the season to be jolly . . . even to your enemy!

Robin and her band of merry women started stealing from The Nottingham hotel last holiday season when her niece’s medical bills became too much to bear. As this year’s holiday season approaches, Robin hopes to erase those bills for good, but there’s just one problem. Her scrooge of a boss is on to her little scheme, and he’s hired accounting firm Sterling Marian, LLP to find out what’s going on.

Uncovering the reason for The Nottingham’s recent financial woes will get Jake Marian’s boss of a mother off his back and secure his place as a partner of Sterling Marian, LLP. But when Jake is forced to share an office with the hotel’s events and excursions coordinator Robin, his task becomes more than he bargained for.

Unexpected sparks fly, and Robin and Jake learn there’s more to each other than meets the eye in this gender-swapped Robin Hood retelling with a modern-day, romcom twist, that’s sure to have you saying, “Fa La La” to love!

Review: Fa La La

Firstly, thank you NetGalley and the publisher for allowing me to read Fa La La by Michelle Cornish!

Unfortunately, this book didn’t live up to my expectations. I didn’t hate it by any means, but I just didn’t love it either.

Robin and a few friends have been stealing cash from their employer to pay off medical bills for her brother and niece after they suffered a major tragedy.

The hotel where they work notices that something is off with their cash flow. So they hire Jake, an accountant, to go over their records and find out where the money is going.

Jake has a hunch about who’s taking the money. But his feelings for Robin have already started developing and he isn’t sure what he should do.

So…

The premise of this book sounds so cute and the plot is a great one. A sorta modern day, female Rodinhood kind of story. But it just fell flat for me.

I had a really hard time getting into it. It felt like the story was so rushed. So much so that a lot of detail, that could have made it better, was left out to keep it short.

I don’t even know where Jake and Robin started to have feelings for each other. It was like one minute Robin didn’t like Jake, and avoided him and all of a sudden she’s in love. There wasn’t really any development to their relationship.

Honestly,

I really wish I could have loved this book! There is so much potential for this to be an amazing story. As it is, it just didn’t work for me.

Have you read this book? And what were your thoughts on it? I always feel bad leaving not great reviews, but I did promise to be honest. Maybe others will love it but it just wasn’t for me I guess.

I hope you have a wonderful day! And your 2023 gets off to an amazing start!

Let me know your thoughts in the comments section!

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