A review by bellebookcorner
Same Time Next Year by Tessa Bailey

emotional funny lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


If you’re looking for a quick steamy romance with a cinnamon roll MMC, marriage of convenience and he falls first tropes, then you might like this novella. 
I like how supportive and patient Sumner (MMC) is towards Britta (FMC) who had trust issue with family and relationship. 
Although, I admire Britta for having a close relationship with her half-brother, Bryce. It was a difficult decision especially remembering her situations and she handled it really well.  
While I do like the sweet and supportive romance in here, I’m not entirely sure with the steamy scenes. It feels a little bit weird, especially the dialogue between the main characters during that part... 
The problem with novella is that it’s usually too short and I was always craving for more out of the book, the same happen with this one. 
I kinda wish the length is slightly longer to give room for the story and the characters to developed. 
Moreover, I kinda wish the hockey part was shown a little bit more in this novella – I would like to know more about that. 
Nevertheless at the end of it, I feel happy they got the ending they deserved with Britta finally ready to step out of her comfort zone and Sumner finally got his dream. 
I received an advanced review copy for free through Netgalley, and I am leaving this review voluntarily. Huge thank you to the author and publisher!

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