Have you ever noticed that it’s the books that claim to be ‘more than a romance novel’ that are the most cookie-cutter romances you’ve ever read?
I’ve got very little to say about This Time Next Year other than it’s entirely average. Minnie has low self-confidence, meets Quinn with commitment issues, and it turns out they’ve unknowingly been crossing paths their entire lives. What a shocking quirky surprise twist that makes this story ‘unique’. Girl wants boy, boy is unsure, boy messes up, then boy changes mind and wants girl, but girl has self-respect now. But wait, self-respect is overrated when love is on the line!
I don’t know why authors think they can tell a tired story and make it ‘new’ by adding quirky side characters. You could DNF This Time Next Year after two chapters with all the information you need to know exactly what happens in the rest of the story.