The Difference a Day Makes book review | Blogmas #20

Posted December 20, 2018 by Jordann @thebookbloglife in 3 star, blogmas, book reviews / 0 Comments

The Difference a Day Makes book review | Blogmas #20The Difference a Day Makes by Barbara Longley
Series: Perfect Indiana #2
Published by Montlake Romance on 23rd April 2013
Genres: Romance
Pages: 332
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Ryan Malloy has lost it all. After his fiancée dies in a tragic accident, he enlists in the army, only to lose his best friend in a roadside bombing. Wracked with guilt and grief, Ryan finds life unbearable—until a job offer from his former commander gives him a glimmer of hope. And in the tiny town of Perfect, Indiana, the man who thought he had nothing left to live for meets the only woman who can tempt him into risking his battered heart one last time...

Paige Langford has it all: wealth, beauty, and ambition. Yet when her boyfriend’s betrayal leads to the loss of her job and her reputation, she retreats to her brother’s rural Indiana home to regroup. There she meets Ryan Malloy, a gruff, hard-drinking loner whose surly temper can’t hide the haunted misery in his eyes. He is everything Paige never wanted, yet he may be exactly what she needs—if only they can overcome their personal demons to forge a love strong enough to save them both.

The Difference a Day Makes is the second book in the Perfect, Indiana series. The first, Far From Perfect is one of those really guilty pleasure reads, so I was excited to jump right into this one and see where the characters were heading. I have to say that they’re becoming quite formulaic in the way that they are written and this one was so quick moving I almost lost my breath reading it. I mean a helluva lot happens in the space of weeks and the ending was more than predictable. HOWEVER and I don’t say this about a lot of books, I enjoyed it. 

This book was an easy read, there was no attempt to be anything more than it was, and the new characters fitted in seamlessly with the old. I loved having the chance to see where my beloved characters from the previous book ended up. Plus there was a lot of development of relationships within this book. I will say that The Difference A Day Makes falls into the same trap of Far From Perfect in the sense that there is a lot of drama and a lot happens within a short time period, but I loved reading about how they each reacted.

There is something about this series and this book in particular that makes me relax. The books deal with some awful topics, and The Difference A Day Makes actually deals with suicide and guilt. I just like being able to read them and to almost switch off when reading them. I think with this book especially the chemistry between the characters was really well done, a little cheesy but really enjoyable. Maybe it’s because it’s predictable so there isn’t any tension and the will they won’t they aspect of the story is an instant winner. I’m going to say that’s it to be honest!

This series, including The Difference A Day Makes is complete fluff, so completely guilty pleasure material without the guilt! So I will always recommend, because it makes me happy! So very happy. Plus I’m currently reading the third in the series and they just keep hitting the spot! No literary genius but they hit the spot!

Have you ever just read a series you know should be better but actually you just love the cheese of it? Let me know what it was in the comments!