Reviewed by PizzyGirl
TITLE: Talk of the Town
AUTHOR: Caitlin Ricci
LENGTH: 33 pages
RELEASE DATE: April 21, 2017
After ending an abusive relationship, Julian comes back home to live with his parents and his son in a small town. Life is simple, and he’s happy about that. When he delivers groceries to Garrett he finds a grumpy blind man who just wants to be left alone, but they form a fast friendship with the promise of more.
I have to admit I was disappointed in this short story. This is the first time I have found myself saying this about Ms. Ricci’s work and it is killing me to do so as she is one of my favorite authors. But this short story tried to do too much for the word count and I was left feeling cheated.
Talk of the Town was an excellent OUTLINE for a longer story. It had all the bits and pieces needed to make a novel great. But as a short story, it fell flat and was incredibly rushed. Everything was superficially presented and the romance was unbelievable in its pace. In the end this felt like a trailer or a teaser for something longer and while the teaser was great, it left me wanting so much more.