So, Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett was on my TBR. Largely, it was on there because I am a dummy and liked the cover rather than because I was actually interested in the book. I’ve since actually removed it–shocking, I know, considering what I’ve said about taking books off my TBR in the past–because after reading the synopsis I’ve realized I’m not really all that interested. Granted, I’ve also read Jenn Bennett’s work before and I didn’t love it all that much. You see, Jenn Bennett’s area of writing falls into the teen contemporary romance. And that is 100% not my genre anymore.
So, for me I think it was a mistake to add this to my TBR. Especially when it seems to focus on a mystery element, which is also an area of writing that I don’t care to spend all that much of my time reading. That said, I do think Jenn Bennett is a pretty good writer and well worth reading if you enjoy contemporary romance specifically. And hopefully the mystery element is worthwhile enough for those who enjoy that type of story.
After an awkward first encounter, Birdie and Daniel are forced to work together in a Seattle hotel where a famous author leads a mysterious and secluded life in this romantic contemporary novel from the author of Alex, Approximately.
Mystery-book aficionado Birdie Lindberg has an overactive imagination. Raised in isolation and homeschooled by strict grandparents, she’s cultivated a whimsical fantasy life in which she plays the heroic detective and every stranger is a suspect. But her solitary world expands when she takes a job the summer before college, working the graveyard shift at a historic Seattle hotel.
In her new job, Birdie hopes to blossom from introverted dreamer to brave pioneer, and gregarious Daniel Aoki volunteers to be her guide. The hotel’s charismatic young van driver shares the same nocturnal shift and patronizes the waterfront Moonlight Diner where she waits for the early morning ferry after work. Daniel also shares her appetite for intrigue, and he’s stumbled upon a real-life mystery: a famous reclusive writer—never before seen in public—might be secretly meeting someone at the hotel.
To uncover the writer’s puzzling identity, Birdie must come out of her shell…discovering that the most confounding mystery of all may be her growing feelings for the elusive riddle that is Daniel.
How do you feel about Serious Moonlight? Is this a book you’re interested in? Is it one you feel like you’d have fun reading or nah? What do you think of the mystery element to this book? If you’ve read it, what did you think? Let me know you’re thoughts in the comments! And happy reading!