ARC Review: A Night At The Mall by M. Hollis

Image of book cover from Goodreads
Image of book cover from Goodreads

Title: A Night At The Mall

Author: M. Hollis

Category: Adult Contemporary (LGBTQIAP+)

Date: 16 November 2017

Edition: ARC/eBook



Meeting a girl on a dating app isn’t Grace Anderson’s idea of a fairy tale romance, but after a year of disappointment, a date is still a date. She puts on her best clothes from her crowded wardrobe and walks confidently into the mall, ready to fall in love.
But her date never turns up. Disenchanted and alone, Grace indulges in her favorite guilty pleasure… shopping. Trying not to piss off the staff right before the store closes, Grace hurries to try on a red dress she’s been dying to buy for a while.
What she doesn’t expect is the lights to go out when she’s still trying to decide what shoes would go best with the outfit.
And that she may not be the only girl left behind in the dark.

I received an ARC from the author.

I just adored this short story. I felt Grace’s excitement about her date from the first page, and I felt the sting of the late date’s cancellation even deeper. Retail therapy may not always be the best idea, but it sure does feel good in the moment, and there’s no doubt in my mind that if it were me, I would have grabbed that dress off the rack as well. Grace’s emotions are very well-handed and easy to identify with.

The accidental meeting of Grace and Sol was adorable. It’s late, everything goes dark, you’re freaking out in the middle of a locked store, and yet there’s still a spark with the person you happen to get locked inside with. It’s not a situation you’d usually want to be in, and yet at the same time you’re so glad it happened because you’ve found the perfect person to spend that time with.

This is a quick-paced short story with a lot of feel-good moments, and is perfect quick f/f read if you’re looking for some excellent lesbian/bisexual rep. Sol is also Mexican, so there is Mexican rep here as well. If you’re looking for something light and sweet and cute, this is the story for you!

Final rating: 5 of 5 stars

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