“Three Little Words” Book Review

Apr 27, 2015 by

Welcome back to Rachel’s Back Talk! I’m so glad you could join me again. Today I am reviewing Melissa Tagg’s novella Three Little Words which introduces her new series, the Walker family!


As is my custom, if I could ask Melissa one question about Three Little Words it would be — “Was it fun to have Ava and Seth arguing about everything?” And if you want to know why I asked that question, I guess you’ll just have to read the book to find out!


And without further ado, on to Rachel’s Back Talk!

From the Back Cover:

Ava Kingsley and Seth Walker might be the most unlikely friends ever. The only thing these two polar opposites have in common is a knack for wordsmithing. Back in college, they were known for their written sparring in the campus newspaper’s popular “He Says/She Says” column.

At their ten-year college reunion, they pick up right where they left off. Except this time their squabbling leads to a surprising turn: friendship and a year-long exchange of emails. So when Ava approaches a crossroads in her athletics department career in Minnesota, Seth is quick to offer the open apartment above the restaurant he’s been remodeling in Maple Valley, Iowa.

Ava doesn’t know where her career will lead her next, but she’s starting to suspect she might see Seth as more than a pen pal. Which would be exciting…except for the fact that he only sees her as a friend.

As Maple Valley grows on her, Ava wonders if there might be something here for her even though Seth is unavailable. And maybe, just maybe, after all the words the two of them have exchanged over the years, they’ll finally be able to say the three that matter most.


Rachel’s Back Talk:

5 – award winning covers


This was the first book I’ve read by Melissa and I loved it! Melissa made me fall in love with Maple Valley and her characters. Ava and Seth were just wonderful. I loved their relationship and how it grew from something of annoyance to the “best friend” status. As with any book, sometimes you just want to shake the characters and tell them what they should do, but then what’s the purpose of the story?

Ava’s personality was so relateable. She suffered from heartbreak and she was trying to move towards a dream that just wasn’t happening for her. At times, she was afraid of what would happen she had to release that dream. In the end though, she found her purpose in helping someone else. Ava always knew what to say to Seth, even when it sometimes hurt her to do it. I loved watching (reading!!) their friendship play out.

Now, I am even more excited to read “From the Start”!!


Other books by Melissa I will read next:

From the Start (Walker Family Book #1)

Made to Last

Here to Stay

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