Juliet was a cute, simple, fun, and light read. Anne Fortier’s writing is lyrical but not pretentious. Jules is a very likeable protagonist, heroine but it takes a long ass time before she falls for hero. Overall, this book was safe. I wouldn’t know who to recommend this book to. It’s not exactly romantic? The romance takes a back seat.
What really hurt this book, I believe was the time jump. I didn’t care about Romeo or Guilietta’s romance because we all know how that story ends. When Alessandro and Jules finally end up, it’s honestly all I wanted to read about. I wanted them to both solve a mystery together and get into tons of shenanigans. That didn’t happen.
Perhaps I’m not very taken by this book because it was a random pick up for .99. I went into this book blind. I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. Awkward is probably the best way to call the middle portion of the book. Jules spends 40% of the story fumbling around. Nothing really happens until the last 50 pages of the book.
I couldn’t exactly believe the whole past lives lovers aspect of the story. I didn’t make sense to me. Were they reincarnated? There’s no traces of magical realism to make this point in the plot sellable. It didn’t feel magical and everyone just sort of believed it? Everyone went along with this destined lovers idea….
Janet is hyper critical of it all but…..she soon believes it too.
Juliet is mindless fun. It’s a nice airplane read. It wasn’t by any means amazing or life changing. I would most def read a sequel to it just because I love Jules and Alessandro. Their banter was sweet and the chemistry was there from jump.
TLDR; If you just want something easy to read, this is the book for you. It drags in the middle but once things pick up it never stops. The story starts off strong and Jules seeps cuteness.