Rooftop Sunsets & Cocktails by Alexa Fernandaz

Rooftop Sunsets & Cocktails

Desiree Lockhart is a 24-year-old woman who is trying to make her dreams come true in the Big Apple. Growing up in a suburb in New Jersey, she had always dreamed of becoming an actress and decided to move to NYC to try to make it happen. However, things do not always go as planned.

She was now newly single following a few mistakes that she made that caused Seth, her fiancée to break their engagement. In the beginning of the book, Desiree is somewhat obsessive over that the fact that her and Seth are no longer together. Despite her two best friends wishes, she is constantly looking that old pictures and even Facebook stalking the new girlfriend.

By her side are George, a twenty-nine year old doctor and Olivia who is a singer and happens to also be Desiree’s landlord. Throughout the book, we go all the around the city with them as they learn and find themselves along the way.

This book is classified as contemporary romance. However it is not really lovey-dovey until the very main end of the book. It doesn’t timeline the friends sexual encounters or anything like that. It is a fairly “clean” book as well.

Plot was a big issue in this book. While reading, you wonder if there is ever going to be a resolution or reasoning to everything. It switches gears in the middle and changes tone completely.

Once you arrive at the ending, which to me was the most interesting part of the whole book, it was over. I wanted it to go on and show more into the future. In all honesty, I felt that the ending should have really been somewhere around the middle.

The characters were pretty true to their ages, they are all really young and when you are in your twenties, you are still learning who you are as a person. Essentially, that is what this book is all about it making mistakes and learning to use them to grow.

There were formatting issues in this book. I read it on Kindle and there were random page breaks, on page 39 for example. The page breaks right in the middle of the sentence. Also there were moments when the characters would be in conversation and the author did not make a new form the new person speaking, so the dialogue was in the same paragraph and it made it somewhat confusing.

Another thing that knock off points for me was the fact that in the very beginning the author switched back and forth between writing number in numerical form and then the next page they would be in word form.

All in all, I believe I would rate this as a 3 1/2 out of 5 stars. It was an okay read, but it will not be a repeat read for me.

If you wish to check it out, above is the hyperlink. It is a Kindle Unlimited read, so if you are a subscriber, you can check it out and form your own opinions about it. Let me know what you think!

Until the next book!!

~Mommy Reads Books A.K.A Laura~



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