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Reviewed by Lisa Spoors
First impressions of Three Little Words from the cover: this is going to be a standard romcom about love found/lost/found again. I was a bit off the mark – this book surprised me, in that it dealt with some difficult subjects, but I couldn't help feeling it lacked depth, particularly when it came to the main characters.
During the first couple of chapters the scene is set – a tragic event occurs and we meet each of the main females: Sara, Bryony and Rachel. Although these three ladies don't know one another, their lives overlap throughout the course of the book. These initial chapters did pique my interest, as I was curious to find out how each of the girls' personal stories would unfold.
I found Bryony's story the most intriguing, even heart-wrenching in parts. I thought the writer really captured Bryony's grief and emotions which helped me relate to her. Sara, I found quite dull – I didn't feel we learned much about her at all, and as the book went on I thought she actually seemed a bit pointless. She does come back into play near the end of the book, but it's almost as though the rest of her story was just padding out pages, paving the way to the point where she'd connect with the other characters.
Rachel was not a character I enjoyed at the beginning – again I didn't feel she was particularly strong or likeable. As I read more, I became more interested in her story but I felt there could have been more – it's almost as though I was seeing only small snippets about her life, so I couldn't fully form an opinion.
Overall I enjoyed the way the book was written, the subject matter is interesting and certainly not fluffy, but the characters just weren't strong enough to support it.