Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Blog Tour / Book Musings - Going Against Type by Sharon Black

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour of Going Against Type by Sharon Black. I am reviewing it today.

Title : Going Against Type
Author : Sharon Black
Genre : Contemporary Romance
Source : Free copy from the author for an honest review

Blurb : 

Set against the backdrop of Dublin newspapers, Going Against Type is the story of two rival newspaper columnists, who write under pen names, and unknowingly fall for their arch enemy: each other.

Sports writer Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Regan gets an opportunity to write a new column under the pen name Side Swipe, and is soon drawn into a war of words and wit with a rival paper’s gossip columnist, The Squire, getting readers and editors talking. 

When Charlotte meets Derry Cullinane, their attraction is instant. But as their relationship develops, they discover there's more at stake than protecting their alter egos

My Musings :

This is a funny tale of a tug of war between 2 rival columnists who end up falling for each other unknowingly.

The beginning of the book reeled me in with the introduction of the heroine,Charlotte and her new column,Side Swipe. Her first article for it had me grinning in delight with her sassy attitude. Then the hero,Derry entered the scene with his sarcastic reply in his column,The Squire. Their first war of words had me wanting more and eager to see its progess.

The articles by the protagonists were entertaining and fun. They had me reading the book faster and they kept me interested in their love story. Then they met in person and the sparks flew!

Characterwise,Charlotte delighted me with her tom boyish tendencies. I loved seeing her vulnerability when she was trying to woo Derry with her feminine wiles. She was my favourite of all the characters. Derry managed to disgust me with his play boy behaviour at the beginning. Then his softer side came out to play which had me liking him better. The story behind his attitude made me fall for him more towards the end. As for the supporting cast, the story wouldn't have made it without them. 

The romance was just done right. It wasn't very heavy and at the same time managed to convey their like and chemistry. As for the humour, the book is full of small incidents which had me laughing under my breath.

Overall, the book made me enjoy their love story interspersed with laughter and sadness. The book is full of engaging writing and I can see myself reading more of the author's work.

My one line review : A fun love story with engaging writing and humorous incidents.

My rating : 4/5

My reread factor : 4/5

Meet the Author :

Sharon Black trained as a journalist and worked for The Evening Herald and The Irish Examiner.

She has had short stories published and she won the 2010 Dromineer Literary Festival short story competition.

When she's not writing she reads, walks and sees friends. She loves Italian coffee, theatre and stand up comedy. 

She lives in a Dublin coastal village with her husband and their three children.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Floryie,
    Loved the fact that you enjoyed this, and really got the columns! I have to admit, they were the most difficult parts of the book to write. But without them, it wouldn't be the same, I know.
    Many thanks for your review.
    x Sharon.