Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Review: The Red Notebook

Title The Red Notebook
By Antoine Laurain
Genre Adult Contemporary Romance
Rating ⭐️⭐️

Laurent finds a handbag in the garbage on the street. There's no way to know who the bag belongs to but there are other things. Things that intrigue Laurent enough to search for the owner.

First Sentence
The taxi had dropped her on the corner of the boulevard.

I'd heard good things about this one and thought it sounded cute and romantic so when I saw it available on audio book I decided to give it a listen.

And it was cute and romantic but it was short. Really short. And there was absolutely zero conflict. The author is french and maybe they don't do conflict but I just didn't feel at all invested in the outcome of the story. It was just like hearing a cute little story of how two people met. So...I guess that's OK but it felt just a little too light for me.

Should you read it
If you don't mind the whole lack of conflict then, sure, go ahead.


  1. I liked this one! I liked the idea of someone falling in love with a stranger solely from the things in her purse. And I thought it was a nice break from long books filled with conflict. Like recess. :)

    1. Yeah, I don't know why I need conflict. Need to take a look at that issue.

  2. Short and sweet then. I guess I'll read it when the mood calls for it. :)