I received this book from Publicist for review consideration.
Triple Love Score by Brandi Megan Granett
Published by Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing on September 1st 2016
Genres: Romance, Womens Fiction
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A poetry professor stumbles into fame and fortune as an anonymous online Scrabble(r) poet. Miranda lives a quiet life among books and letters as a poetry professor in a small upstate town. When two snap decisions turn up the volume on her life, she must decide whether or not her best-laid plans actually lead to where her heart wants to go.
I may not have been very visible online in recent months, but I have still been reading. I’ve been doing a lot of reading the books that I want to read and have been wanting to read for a while, rather than reading books for the sole purpose of reviewing. Every once in a while, a book comes along that checks both boxes – one that I’ve been asked to review, and that I am super excited about reading.
Triple Love Score by Brandi Megan Granett was one of those books. As soon as I saw the cover, and those Scrabble tiles I immediately wanted to read it. And thanks to my dear friend and publicist extraordinaire, Suzy Missilirian, I received a personalized copy in the mail from Brandi with the most adorable Scrabble tile necklace which is now hanging from the notice board in my home office.
I was actually carrying my copy of Triple Love Score around with me for weeks before I was able to carve out the time it deserved while on vacation at the end of August. I’m not a big fan of reading just a chapter or two at a time, and I know to really be able to immerse myself into the authors writing and characters that I need to sit and read in just a couple of sittings.
Reasons I Loved Triple Love Score
- Scrabble. Obviously, or maybe not so obviously, as a reader, I have a love of words, so the way Brandi tied Scrabble board poetry into the book by way of main character Poetry Professor Miranda was one of my favorite aspects of the story. The poetry fit in with what was happening at the time, whether Miranda was contemplating something or subconsciously sending a message to someone, I looked forward to reading (and seeing) the boards. Yes, there are actual images of the poetry laid out on Scrabble boards throughout Triple Love Score.
- A good old love triangle. Team Ronan or Team Scott? Let me know when you have read Triple Love Score. I will tell you that my allegiance switched on more than one occasion. Between the childhood friend who disappeared 6 years ago with no reason and then suddenly reappears with more questions unanswered than when he left. And the mysterious Irish student who always just happens to be in the right places at the right times. It definitely added a page-turning aspect to Triple Love Score for me.
- The family dynamic. It’s always comforting to read about characters with a not so ordinary family dynamic. It makes the not normal feel more normal.
- Authenticity. Miranda felt like a friend. Brandi wrote the character so with traits everyone will recognize in someone close to them.
I hope I have given you a reason to pick up a copy of Triple Love Score (Wyatt-Mackenzie; September 1, 2016) and when you have the opportunity to read it, stop by and let me know what you think.
Don’t forget to read my Q&A with Brandi, and get to know her a little better. She has also been guest posting extensively, and some you should check out include:
How Much of Your Book is True? on author Cathy Lamb’s blog
Brandi Megan Garnett Can be Our Sister on Chick Lit Central
What Archery Taught Me About Writing on Writers in the Storm
Interview with Joyce Lamb on USA Today’s Happily Ever After column