Ok, so, this is the one I have been waiting for with great anticipation. I mentioned to Harper not so long ago that I would love to read more on Amber and Martha's story - and here it is.
This Novella delves right back to the beginning of the Pink Bean series of books, as the journey of love between Amber and Martha is explored.
Appealing to her fan-base, Harper tells the story of the relationship between two of the groups main characters. It is here that we learn of Amber's past troubles in dating and forming relationships.
But we also get a deeper glimpse into Martha, who initially intended for Micky, by Sheryl, has that instant spark of attraction to Amber, which is undeniable - even in the first pink bean book, No Strings Attached.
This book was written by Harper in such a way that, as with all the other books in the series, allowed me as the reader to simply sit back and enjoy. It's effortless reading, which in the hum-drum of life is actually a lovely way to unwind.
The characters were first introduced, and have been a constant, throughout the series, so there was no need to familiarise and get to know new personas. It felt like I was reading about current friends - there was a familiarity with them, which was comforting.
My reasoning for the four out of five stars is due predominantly for the lack of depth, not that I didn't enjoy this book. The complete opposite. I loved it. I just felt like I needed a bit more. For instance, I would have liked Martha's story to be explored more thoroughly. However, I do understand the limitations that the 'Novella' style imposes - perhaps this would have been better as a standalone rather than a short sub-story. Anyway, I enjoyed it a lot and it makes me wonder what's next in store for the Pink Bean clan...