Benny & Shrimp

Title: Benny & Shrimp
Author: Katarina Mazetti
Pages: 209
Pub Date: 2008
Genre: Fiction

Brief Summary

Benny and Desiree ("Shrimp") have very little in common besides they're visits to the cemetery. Benny is a hardworking farmer who has concerns about his harvest and finances. He has very little time for any extracurricular activities and desires an equally hardworking woman to run the household. Desiree is mourning the loss of her husband and a relationship that was stable but not passionate. She is well-read and slightly pretentious without meaning to be.
And because of one misunderstanding, Benny and Shrimp begin a relationship.

My thoughts

Aw, this book was exactly what I needed to read. It was simple, beautifully written, and had strong believable characters. The conflict of two mismatched people falling in love is hardly new in the literary world. In order to "pull it off" you need to have strong characters. Benny & Shrimp were just those characters.

In fact, I was saddened when it came to an end. And what an end (Shhh...I won't give it a way, but it was a total cliff hanger). But guess what? Evidently the author is going to make a sequel. I'll be sure to check it out.


  1. This has had a lot of good reviews around the book blogging world. Definitely one I hope to read.

  2. This has been on my wish list for awhile, but it looks like one I'm in in the mood for right now!


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