First Course

Fiction - Womens
208 Pages
Reviewed on 07/28/2021
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jennifer Ibiam for Readers' Favorite

First Course is a work of women's fiction written by Jenn Bouchard. Janie carried on a secret relationship with her boss, Cole, but when his business collapsed, Janie was left without a job or a relationship. Still reeling from both losses, a tragedy occurred that changed the course of her life forever. Janie moved back to Maine to handle things, and to be there for her sister, Alyssa, and her two kids. Quite by chance she met Rocky, a guidance counselor, and they hit it off, but not so fast! Everything couldn’t be that perfect. Cole wanted Janie back in his life and would stop at nothing. Alyssa’s husband was also hellbent on getting his wife back amidst the tragedy that had happened. Two sisters are pursued by charming men, but what will it be for Janie? Cole or Rocky? And will Alyssa give love another chance?

I had a great experience reading First Course by Jenn Bouchard. The side-by-side setting of lively Chicago and laid-back Maine gave the story some texture. I loved the plot, which was unique and realistic. The storyline itself was very interesting and had depth because it had its roots in the family. For character development, Jenn did great. The characters were relatable, especially the dynamic and “obviously dependent” relationship between Janie and Alyssa. Meredith was that neighbor that we all love to hate: extremely nosey, loose jawed, overbearing, but caring too. I felt like everyone around Janie (except Rocky and her Chicago friends), including her sister, were users. Janie was a strong and balanced character that deserved to be the main protagonist. Jenn Bouchard is a gifted storyteller with a beautiful writing style and I look forward to more from her in the future.