This was just the book I needed right now. I have always adored Ali Vali’s stories. There is just something about her writing style and her creativity that I can’t get enough of. I’ve been delighted by everything I’ve ever read by Ms. Vali. After reading Writer’s Block, I’m happy to say that is still true.
This is the story of a famous author (Wyatt Whitlock) who is battling a bad case of writer’s block after a traumatic event. In an attempt to overcome this, Wyatt decides to make some drastic changes in her life, so she moves from her lovely home in New York City to a derelict historical house in New Orleans. She begins the process of renovating the old ramshackle place only to discover a beautiful next door neighbor who doesn’t seem to like window coverings. Wyatt also finds herself surrounded by a group of, shall we say, eccentric folks that could either befriend her or kill her. The jury on that is still out.
Writer’s Block not only showcases the author’s enormous creative skills, it also reveals her wacky, snarky, and slapstick humor. Some of the things that happened to Wyatt as well as her actions in return had me laughing out loud quite often. Of course there is a very hot romance in this tale between Wyatt and her next door neighbor Haley Fox. It takes skill to make such a steamy love story into a slow-burn-romance, but that is exactly what happens.
This is a character driven tale, and these characters are quite memorable. It is easy to fall in love with Wyatt and Haley, but it is the secondary characters that make this novel memorable.
I had a blast reading this book and had a smile on my face for a long while afterwards. I recommend this novel to all who love a bit of slapstick comedy with their romances.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and Bold Strokes Books for an honest review.