REVIEW: Velvet was the Night

Who knew watching a neighbor’s cat could get you into such trouble? Maite is about to turn 30 and her life is really going nowhere. She has a dead end career she doesn’t enjoy with coworkers she hates, a love life that exists of mainly reading romantic comics and a habit of swiping things from the neighbors whose pets she watches. When her neighbor Leonora asks her last minute to watch her cat, she finds herself embroiled in political nightmare. In her hunt to get Leonora to pay her for petsitting she crosses paths with some real baddies on two sides of a polticial fight trying to control Mexico.

Ok, I knew going into this one that it would be quite different than the other SMG books that I’ve read. But, I was expecting more of a pacey, missing woman story and this is really more of a political historical fiction book. Don’t get me wrong, I learned a lot about this era of Mexican history but I just found myself a little bored at times. 

I think this one is a case of it’s not you, it’s me. That can happen when you try something a little out of your comfort zone following an author who is spreading their wings. In no way would this one keep me from reading SMG’s next book.

What’s the last book you tried outside of your comfort zone and did it go well for you?

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I am the Vice President of Clinical Affairs for a medical device company where my job is to promote the utility of the device to doctors. I have science and business degrees and have editorial experience in medical communications. In college, I served as an Editorial Assistant for a healthcare communications company and have served on two editorial boards for peer-reviewed journals. In my free time, I always have a book in my hand... or two or three! On average, I read 20 books a month. I have looked to combine two of my skill sets to review on Goodreads and promote books on Instagram that I love to other readers. I'm open to partnering with publishers as an influencer for book tours, giveaways etc.

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