ARC Review: The Drake Equation by Heather Walsh

Posted September 27, 2013 by Bee in Reviews / 0 Comments

ARC Review: The Drake Equation by Heather Walsh

The Drake Equation

by Heather Walsh
Pages: 256
Published on October 10th 2013
by CreateSpace
Genres: Romance
Format: eARC
Source: Author
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She’s a Democrat, he’s a Republican. She spends her days fighting global warming at an environmental non-profit, he makes his living doing PR for Bell Motors and their fleet of SUVs. But as soon as they meet, Emily Crossley and Robert Drake realize they have encountered their intellectual match. You’re never challenged, he tells her. You’ve surrounded yourself in a cocoon of people who think exactly the same way you do. She hurls the same accusation back at him, and the fiery debates begin. Despite both of their attempts to derail it, there is no denying that they are falling in love. But their relationship is threatened by political differences, Robert’s excessive work hours, and Emily’s fear of losing her identity as she falls deeper in love. Can their love survive?

The Drake Equation is a tale of modern love and all its complexities.

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

2.5 Stars

This was not as good as I hoped it would be, unfortunately. I was interested in it and it sounded like a good book from what I read in the blurb, but for me there was too much focus on Emily’s job, which made the book a little more political than romance. I recommend the author to hire an editor to improve the plot and pacing and characters.

Even though an editor wouldn’t be a bad thing for this book, the writing wasn’t bad. Sure, she could’ve focused a bit more on the romance instead of the job, but that doesn’t mean she can’t write. Because she can! I don’t know if anyone else had a problem with this, so it could be just me. But I did like the romance part. When it finally became the main focus, the growing relationship between Emily and Robert, it gets better even though they fight a lot become of their differences. (Which are, again, political.) And for a girl that doesn’t care about politics, that’s not exactly fun to read.

That also made it hard for me to relate to the characters. I couldn’t for a few reasons. First being that I don’t live in America and I don’t get the political system in Belgium at all, much less the one from America. The second one being that I can’t relate to it because of that. And if I can’t relate to the main character in some way, the book loses points. But I can’t blame the author for it, that’s all on me.

If you love politics and romance, read this book because you’ll most likely love it. If you’re not into politics at all, like me, you can give it a try, but I’m not promising that you’ll like it. Just saying.

autograph bieke


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