Review: 12 Hours In Paradise by Kathryn Berla

img_2280Title: 12 Hours In Paradise

Author: Kathryn Berla

Genre: YA Romance

Published: April 6th 2016

Dates Read: 9/2/2017 – 9/8/2017

Source: won from authors giveaway on Instagram

My Rating:

Goodreads SynopsisTwelve hours, thirty-six questions, and a chance to fall in love… It’s the last day of Dorothy Patmont’s family vacation. Soon, she must head back to Reno, where all that waits for her is the cold and the snow. To top it all off, her brother, Chester, acted like a little jerk and ate one too many cookies from the sample jar in the cookie store. But his antics have an unexpected benefit-attracting the attention of an intriguing boy who could change her life forever. Treats can be sweet, but love is sweeter still… Arash Atkinson, fluent in four languages and an adventurous soul, is in Waikiki for a high school band competition. When he meets Dorothy, he realizes their time together is limited. “Come out and play,” he texts her. A night of romantic adventure ensues, and Arash discovers an app that claims it can make people fall in love after answering thirty-six questions in each other’s presence. With each question asked, their stories and feelings continue to unfold. But with every hour that passes they’re more at risk of being found out-Dorothy, by her parents, and Arash by his school chaperone. And then Arash gets the dreaded phone call-he has been discovered missing from his room, and must return immediately. Can they finish the questions before facing their consequences? When time is running out, true love cannot wait. What Arash and Dorothy have is beyond special, something that comes along once in a lifetime, and begins with Twelve Hours In Paradise…but can it survive the trials of the real world?

My ThoughtsI have put this review off for so long now that I’m not really sure if I’m going to be able to write a very good review but I’m going to try.

First off I want to say thank you to the author. I follow her on Instagram and she hosted a giveaway back in May and I was lucky enough to win this book along with 5 other books. So thank you for choosing me as the winner.

Ok now to talk about the book itself. I thought the story was cute but I didn’t have a connection with either of the main characters. And while I thought the idea of falling in love within 12 hours could make for a great story I just wasn’t feeling the attraction between them.

Also normally I don’t really pay attention to the believability of a story because its just a story and there not necessarily meant to be believable. With this story I just couldn’t believe that a girl would just sneak off with a boy she didn’t know in a place she wasn’t familiar with.

Overall I thought this was a cute story that I didn’t really love but I liked it enough to finish it.

6 thoughts on “Review: 12 Hours In Paradise by Kathryn Berla

  1. The premise of the 36 questions is very interesting. A pity the romantic connection wasn’t more evident.
    don’t really pay attention to the believability of a story because its just a story and there not necessarily meant to be believable.

    So happy you said that. I go by the idea as well and never understand why people go all crazy over how something was too unbelievable. It’s a made up world we’re enjoying when we read. Lol
    But I know sometimes authors can stretch it a bit much.

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    1. Yeah I don’t understand why people go crazy about he believability of a story either but I agree authors can definitely stretch it a bit. Normally I never say anything about it but I just couldn’t get past that for some reason.

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