Reviewed by Lisa
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
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.