“When you think of living in the middle of nowhere, you imagine silence.
Every bird is louder than an indie musician trying to link you to their Soundcloud.”Paige Lavoie, I’m in Love with Mothman
Title: I’m in Love with Mothman
Series: Mothman in Love (Book 1)
Author: Paige Lavoie
Genres: Romance, Fantasy, Contemporary Fiction
Pages: 229 (Paperback)
Published: December 1st, 2022
My Rating: ★★★★★
Read: 8/31/2023 – 9/14/2023
Though I’m not typically drawn to fantasy and being picky with romance in general, the minute I heard the title of this book I knew I needed to read it. I dived in head-first and had such a fun time reading — it was certainly a break from my emotional literary kick!
@HoneyBeaLatte is burnt out from the influencer life. Her nervous breakdown results in buying/moving into a secluded cabin in the woods in an attempt to unplug. The next thing she knows, she has a monster living on her couch — at least that’s what the locals call him. @HoneyBeaLatte aka Heather isn’t so sure that’s what he is, but maybe that’s because she finds this ‘creature’ wildly attractive.
If someone had told me I’d genuinely enjoy reading a ‘monster’ romance I would have backed away slowly. It’s not my thing, but there is something about Mothman stories that I find fascinating. I like the way he was portrayed here. I can take or leave the romance honestly. It was all about Moth for me. I’m excited for book two!
Likes & Dislikes:
What I liked:
- It was a fun and lighthearted read. I struggle to find humors books I enjoy.
- The set up for the second book.
What I didn’t like:
- I wasn’t particularly fond of Heather, though she had some relatable moments.
- Some scenes felt extra.
- I’m just not a spicy kind of gal.
I had the pleasure of meeting Paige at Orlando Reads Books in August. I think my loudest moment all weekend was when she said she had a Mothman romance over lunch. What can I say? I’m a nerd. I must admit that it was a relief that I genuinely enjoyed the book. I knew I was taking a big risk treading into fantasy. Anyone who has followed my reviews knows my complicated relationship with the genre.
The next book in the series, I’m Engaged to Mothman comes out on November 13th (2023)!