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Review: Alma Underwood Is Not A Kleptomaniac

Review: Alma Underwood Is Not A Kleptomaniac

Alma Underwood Is Not A Kleptomaniac by Lacey Dailey is a surprisingly sweet, heartwarming love story between a kleptomaniac (yes you are a klepto Alma, stop lying to yourself) and a runaway teenager. Though I am not typically one for romances, I finished this one sitting and actually really enjoyed this.

Review: Alma Underwood Is Not A Kleptomaniac

The best thing about this book, and the main reason why I loved it so much, is that it comes with a strong cast of characters. The main characters Alma and Rumor are very well-developed, and so are the side characters. I particularly loved the entire Underwood clan–they are kind, compassionate, quirky and real, and I absolutely adored their family dynamics.

That being said, I couldn’t help but think that the main premise of the novel was rather unrealistic. Sure, the synopsis does tell us that Alma brings Rumor home, but the consequences of her choices were so light and underwhelming. Just my two cents: the plot could have been more interesting and convincing had all the characters not behaved so naively and dismissed valid concerns.

As for the romance, I am a little on the fence about it. I mostly enjoyed it because I loved the characters so much, and because they were cute together. But their romance was rather cliche, and somewhat unconvincing. I don’t mind instant romance if it is well-written; in this book, I guess it could have been better.

All things considered, this is a great book if you are looking for something light and fluffy, or going through a reading slump. I’d definitely recommend it for anyone looking for a heart=felt romance that doesn’t take itself too seriously.

Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher for free in exchange for an honest review.This does not affect my opinion of this book or the content of this review.

Review: Alma Underwood Is Not A Kleptomaniac



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