Book Review: If You Believe by Mya O’Malley

23593152Title: If You Believe

Author: Mya O’Malley

Publisher: Astraea Press

Release Date: November 18, 2014


Book Summary:

Melody considers herself lucky that she has already found love once in a lifetime. Her love story, however, abruptly came to an end; all hope of finding love again disappeared the day she lost Jack.

Jack knows that Melody’s heart is big enough to give love a second chance, the challenge lies in helping her meet just the right man. Not sure if he’s an angel or a ghost, Jack finds himself searching for a man to make Melody feel alive once more. He had no idea how difficult it would be to face his conflicting emotions while finding this man. To top it off, he only has until Christmas Eve at midnight to help Melody fall in love.

I decided to review this book, in a large part because of the gorgeous cover. I wasn’t sure if I would like this book based on it’s premise, and to some extent I am still on the fence. However, the story did draw me in from the beginning. I liked that Melody owned a bookstore. That and other settings helped draw me into and enjoy the story. I liked the characters. It was a cute story with interesting relationship dynamics that caused a number of awkward moments. In the end I liked the story, but didn’t love it. Also, while the writing style was enjoyable, there were a lot of punctuation errors, which was distracting.

Rating: 3 stars – Worth reading if you have the time
Content: clean – social drinking
Source: Review Copy
This book can be purchased from Barnes & Noble and Amazon.


  1. I think I will have to pass this one up because I think punctuation errors would bother me, but I am glad it was a decent read with some nice characters!

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  2. Meh, I hate faulty grammar. There’s no bigger turn-off in my opinion… Thanks for posting!