Bella Key - Scarlet Chastain I really enjoyed this story. It is a great read about a woman who is at a sort of crossroads in her life. Needing to make changes but not sure what direction to take. I think we can all relate to that. I wish all my spur of the moment decisions turned out as well as they did for Maddie. There is plenty packed into this wonderful short story. I really felt like we got a sense of who the characters were and of course the setting played a big part. This taste of the ongoing party-like atmosphere of the Keys is making me want to take a vacation. I felt like I was about to step on the beach while reading.

The romance between Sunny and Maddie was a joy to experience. I was rooting for them. All the uncertainty of making life changing decisions was right there on the pages. I think what really made this story, besides the main couple of course, were the added little details of life on the Keys and the delightful addition of a character named Jules. Even in a short story like this, I really felt like I was part of the community and there was Jules. The perfect addition to create a much needed catalyst to help some people make some decisions. Plus he was just awesome. I can't explain it, other than great writing, but he really struck me.

After I got done reading, I was amazed at how much story was packed into this Romance on the Go. I have to say, that in the past, I have not been a huge fan of short stories but I have long since changed my tune. Ms. Chastain, and other wonderful Evernight authors, have proven: done right, a short story can be just as satisfying to read as a longer novel.