Review of ‘The Setup’ by TB Markinson
TB Markinson’s wlw romance novella ‘The Setup’ is a fun story of an insta-love. Usually not my cup of tea, but TB has never disappointed me with her stories. Even if this is not TB’s best book, in my humble opinion, it is an entertaining one.
Rory was sent by her company to London for two years, a dream destination for the travel and adventure-loving American. Jane, a long-time friend who also lives in London, organizes a blind date for Rory with Imogen on the second day, without either of the two protagonists knowing anything about it. Jane is sure that the two women are soul mates who just have to get the chance to meet each other.
Can women fall in love within hours? Although both are convinced that they do not want a relationship at the moment? I have no idea if this happens in real life, but in books, it is definitely possible. And in this case in a fun way.
Both main characters are likable and humorous women who at first glance do not have much in common. When Jane leaves them alone under a flimsy pretext, Imogen ends up as Rory’s tour guide. I loved Rory from the beginning, her awkwardness during the first minutes of the blind date, her humor, and the funny trait of hers to give a name to everything and anything. The story is told from Rory’s point of view and that fits very well here. We can witness first hand how her feelings for Imogen are changing. What was really fun is the way the author expresses the British and American idiosyncrasies.
A light, easy, and entertaining read without angst and drama.
My rating 3.75 stars
Thanks to the author for receiving an ARC for an honest review.
TB Markinson's wlw romance novella 'The Setup' is a fun story of an insta-love. Usually not my cup of tea, but TB has never disappointed me with her stories. Even if this is not TB's best book, in my humble opinion, it is an entertaining one.
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Author: TB Markinson