15 March 2022

Mall Out of Luck - Book Review

Mall Out of Luck by Sarah Robinson
Publication date: March 11, 2022
Page: 81 pages
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars ☆☆☆
Sweet Spark: What a perfect little sampling of the characters who appear in these short holiday-themed stories!

This was actually the third book in the 'At the Mall' series, but it read fine as a stand-alone St. Patrick's Day story. When I picked it up, I didn't originally realize how short it was, but it worked out great as a fun story with quirky characters to get me in the mood for St. Patrick's Day (note to self: make sure the kids wear green to school on Thursday...)

Nell is an independent vaccine-scientist who grew up in foster care. She's stayed close to one brother from her youth, but generally tries not to get too attached to people. When she hears her favorite bar is changing hands and having a new re-grand-opening on St. Patrick's Day, she can't resist going to check it all out as soon as possible.

This is how she finds herself behind the bar inventing green drinks for Saoirse, the new owner, just in time to make up a doozy of a story for a nosy reporter. While the lesbian love-story novella doesn't pack a lot of surprises, it's definitely a fun and entertaining read. And I give bonus points while the story takes place in Michigan!

I gave this fun book 3 out of 5 stars, and may even be inspired enough to whip up a green cocktail later this week!

Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for my electronic copy of this book. Receiving the book for free did not influence my review.

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