Avid reader/reviewer and editor. I don't pull punches when I review, love it or hate it, you get what I think.
I went into this book really wanting to love it, but I think I expected something much more serious than what I found. It does have its serious side, but this one was more cutesy, sugary sweet contemporary romance than anything else. Now, there's nothing wrong with that, and a good balance of light and dark can make for a great story. For me, this one was just a little more sugar than I care for. The book is well-written if a little bit scattered at times, and maybe it's just too much sweetness for my cynical self, but Things You Save in a Fire came in somewhere in the fair to middlin' range for me. I didn't hate it, but it didn't leave a lasting impression either.