Where the Stars Still Shine - Trish Doller

So, this was my first Trish Doller title, and  I don't know how to explain why this was only 3 stars....

 

It's like, as well written as the story was ( and it was well written,  I don't recall anything about the writing itself, that bothered me), it didn't quite deliver on the promise of the synopsis. I just expected more.

 

And honestly, it's not terribly original. I could pretty much figure out the book, long before I got to the resolution ( though to be fair, while what I thought would happen, happened, the book did not end the way I thought it would.)  And it sorta kinda reminded me of an after school movie meets a lifetime one....and it wasn't as deep as I wanted...like all the right words are said, and all the right actions are taken, but it was still not enough.....

 

and yet, I  still liked it. And I want more. And I'd read more from Ms Doller. But still, I can't seem to give this more than 3 stars, 3.5 max.