Marie works in a bookstore and loves to read romance, hoping to live out the passion experienced by those heroines. She is engaged to Cecil, a “starving artist,” who is nice but just doesn’t do it for her. Then after a 20 minute eye appointment, she becomes infatuated with her hunky optician.
The two take an instant liking to each other, but each thinks the other is involved, which results in misinterpretations and mixed signals.
Characters were sweet and the story was nice and simple, even though the ending was a little too convenient and cliché. Really, the bulk of the story was about them fantasizing about each other. I mean, how could they dream of a future together when they hardly even knew each other?
A story bound by the world of books and fantastic fiction.
“Fiction is supposed to be about feeling better, about forgetting.” (LOC 1090)
My rating: 4 stars