I loved this fun novella! Three Little Words has well-developed characters and a relationship between the hero and heroine of the story that just makes sense. It is also a novella that felt complete, not rushed in any way. I love when an author can pull that off!
For readers who are familiar with Melissa Tagg’s books, you will be happy to know that this free novella is the beginning of her new Walker Family series, but also provides a bridge back to her first series, Where Love Begins. The main character, Ava, is the bridge between the two series. And if you have not read the other two books in the first series, that’s ok, this novella can stand on its own just fine.
I simply devoured this book from start to finish. It is clear to me that this is going to be the start of a very enjoyable series, set in a wonderful and quaint small town in Iowa. Both Ava and Seth are great characters that I was able to connect with immediately in this story. If you are a fan of contemporary fiction, I definitely recommend getting started with this new series. (5 stars)
About the Book:
Ava Kingsley and Seth Walker might be the most unlikely friends ever. The only thing these two polar opposites have in common is a knack for wordsmithing. Back in college, they were known for their written sparring in the campus newspaper’s popular “He Says/She Says” column.
At their ten-year college reunion, they pick up right where they left off. Except this time their squabbling leads to a surprising turn: friendship and a year-long exchange of emails. So when Ava approaches a crossroads in her athletics department career in Minnesota, Seth is quick to offer the open apartment above the restaurant he’s been remodeling in Maple Valley, Iowa.
Ava doesn’t know where her career will lead her next, but she’s starting to suspect she might see Seth as more than a pen pal. Which would be exciting…except for the fact that he only sees her as a friend.
As Maple Valley grows on her, Ava wonders if there might be something here for her even though Seth is unavailable. And maybe, just maybe, after all the words the two of them have exchanged over the years, they’ll finally be able to say the three that matter most.
Three Little Words is an e-only novella that gives an exciting introduction to Melissa Tagg’s new series about the charismatic Walker family and the endearing town of Maple Valley!
About the Author:
Melissa Tagg, author of Made to Last and Here to Stay, is a former reporter and total Iowa girl. In addition to her homeless ministry day job, she is also the marketing/events coordinator for My Book Therapy, a craft and coaching community for writers. When she’s not writing, she can be found hanging out with the coolest family ever, watching old movies, and daydreaming about her next book. She’s passionate about humor, grace, and happy endings. Melissa blogs regularly and loves connecting with readers at http://www.melissatagg.com.