Review: Choosing You

tl;dr: novella that’s short, sweet, and spicy


The story:

There are a few writers out there that can impel me to click on the purchase button with very little debate, and Jenny Trout (or her pseudonym Abigail Barnette) is one of them. This short and sweet novella is new adult, meaning that it is a stepping stone between young adult and regular adult (old adult?) fiction, so basically this story is about college-age adults, who are so new to adulthood that these stories usually present with a few themes, like finding careers, discovering themselves as individuals, and immaturity.

Madison is taking a 6-week course in Wales, partly because she enjoys the subject of Arthurian literature, but let’s be real: mostly she wants to make goo-goo eyes at her devastatingly sexy professor. She’s shocked when it turns out that her desires aren’t unrequited, and they embark on a pretty sexy affair. Madison, however, begins to realize that the daydream of banging her professor and the reality of it are not quite the same, and she needs to do some soul-searching during her 6-week trip.

The only thing that wasn’t flawless to me in this novella was the so-called tension between Madison and Professor Hottie. One of the conflicts is that they aren’t supposed to have anything in common, and that their entire relationship is sex, but the relationship did not come across totally that way to me.

And the smut was A+.

Technical elements:

Amazing. No complaints.

Final thoughts:

If you’re ever in need of a short novella with steamy smut scenes and a heart of gold, all set on a Welsh landscape, this is a fantastic choice. And while you’re there, check out all of her other novels.

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