Love Line (Short Story Review)

NOTE: I received this book free from the author requesting an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's rules and guidelines.

 "Too many men in her life had asked for her understanding and on occasion she had tortured herself further by giving it." ~ Love Line

For all those who have ever admired someone from afar and wondered if their crush would ever notice them, this one is for you. Love Line by David Hall is a playful, flirty short story with the right amount of sensuality, humor, and suspense. 

In his debut publication, Hall brings to life likable characters and situations that readers will relate to.  Catherine has been admiring Marcus, aka "Tube Man," every weekday on the London Tube for a year, fantasizing about the time she actually captures his eye.  Just when Catherine and her friends are convinced this infatuation is never going to go anywhere, a mishap finally gets Marcus' attention. Will Catherine be able to use this to her advantage and propel the two of them into a relationship? And, if so, will it be the dream relationship she has been envisioning for a year?

Gabrielle Zevin, in her novel The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, states that great writers must master the art of the short story.  I would say that Hall is off to a wonderful start.  Love Line is a quick, fun read with an unexpected ending that will leave you wanting more. My regular readers know how difficult it is for an author to surprise me, but Hall succeeded. I highly recommend this story especially, although not exclusively, to fans of chick lit.

I know readers aren't always inclined to give indie authors a try, but what better way than with a short story - no long term commitment!  Love Line is available electronically on Amazon.

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  1. sounds like something I would be interested in...

  2. Got it. I'll give it a shot, thanks as always for the recommendations.

    1. Awesome - would love a man's perspective on the book. Enjoy and let me know your thoughts.

  3. I have not read the story yet, but this excellent review left me very interested. Thank you, Nikki, for setting an example of a perfect review writing! I am off to read David Hall's story now, as you made me believe it is going to be real pleasure to read it!

    1. Thank you very much for reading and commenting and your very nice words. Would love to hear what you think about this story.


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