Wrapped up in You by: Talia Hibbert

Like I said in my last post, I bought three more of her books because I love her writing so much.

Mating the Huntress–review to come

Wrapped up in you–this review

Get a Life Chloe Brown–soon to come

Wrapped up in You is a cute Christmas, friends to lovers novella.

Abbie and Will. She has an office job and he left home to make a career in Hollywood. They talk every day through DM and he comes home every year for Christmas.

Abbie has been divorced two years, is out of therapy, and is doing her best not to let her feelings for Will spill out.

That ends up being impossible when Will tells her that he has feelings for her and she shuts him down.

It’s a fast read and while I did enjoy the story, I was bit annoyed I had to download a different app to read it. The Kobo app is nice but takes some getting used to.

Like a lot of her other words, the romance is interracial. Which I am here for. Entirely. With all my soul.

She brings such levity and fun to heavy romantic and tense moments. I am glued to the page wanting to see just how the characters meet up and get together. I want to see them happy, I root for them. She is phenomenal when it comes to character.

Which is why I was a little disappointed when it came to Will.

At the beginning of the novella he’s awkward and it shows. We’re told he’s awkward and bad with words and his actions prove it. As the story progresses and he tells Abbie how he feels, even when he’s supposed to be awkward after that I never really felt it as much.

I almost felt like I was reading one of her other leading men. His character wound up being a bit inconsistent and that was really the only negative.

When it comes to such short form fiction, I don’t expect the characters to change as much as I would in a novel. That said, Talia Hibbert imbued these characters, especially Abbie, with so much life and history, that I didn’t feel like it had been lessened at all.

All in all, four stars. I’ll read it again at Christmas!

Author:

Author. Reader. Reviewer. Interested in Sci-fi, Fantasy, and everything in between. Ya, and Adult. Looking for representaion where it matters! BIPOC, LGBTQ+, disabled, everything! We all deserve stories!

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