Saturday, 4 July 2015

Ellery's Choice by Robin Stock

Series: N/A
Author: Robin Stock
Page Count: 66
Published: August 1st, 2014
Publisher: Silkwords, LLC
  4 Stars ★★★★

I received a free copy of this book through Netgalley.

Ellery's fiancĂ©,  Matt, died a year ago. Now, she lives with his parents on their farm and she's unsure of what she wants for the future. One day, Mack Gaffney arrives at the farm to pick up a calf. Ellery finds herself attracted to Mack, but embarrasses herself during their first meeting, thus sparking a feeling of annoyance like no other. Caught between Mack and her friend Jason, Ellery must make choices regarding love, work, and home.

This book was not a 'linear' story;  you're not supposed to read from beginning to end. Instead, this book is like a 'Choose Your Own Adventure', interactive story for mature audiences. I went through several times and completed the book by selecting different choices, curious about how each of them ended. 

I was more satisfied with some endings than I was with others, and as I read through one ending, I wondered what would happen when I chose the other. I found myself excited to go back and try out the other choices and outcomes.

I had thought this book would contain more erotic scenes based on the cover, but they were surprisingly few and far between, and very short. However, I did appreciate that instead of flipping back and forth through pages to continue the story, I could just click on a link that would take me there immediately.

I recommend this to those intrigued by the idea of an interactive 'Choose Your Own Adventure' type of book, to fans of romance, and to those looking for short stories.