- File Size: 924 KB
- Print Length: 214 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: November 13, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0058EU1Z2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,368 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Kristen discovered her love of writing in the fourth grade when her class wrote short stories. Now she writes love stories with a twist of mystery and suspense set in the rugged and beautiful Pacific Northwest. She's written over 20 novels, and her books have ranked in the top 100 Bestsellers in Kindle US, UK and Canada, #1 in ten different categories, and #1 in Movers & Shakers and free rankings.
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Top Customer Reviews
The central characters of the story are Savanna, her best friend Cassie, Cassie's husband Mike and Mike's best friend Jason. The story starts off with Savanna moving herself, and her infant daughter Aubrey, or Bobby Boo as she is affectionately called, to Texas to help her best friend, Cassie, recover from the very recent death of her husband Mike. Mike is a firefighter who is killed in the line of duty. Mike's best friend, Jason, is held accountable by himself and Cassie, even though he was not involved in the accident. Savanna quickly realizes that Jason is the firefighter who saved her life a few years before.
Being the mother hen that she is, Savanna soon decides that she not only needs to repair Cassie but also Jason, thus throwing herself in the middle of the two since Cassie blames him. The reader soon realizes that Savanna needs some saving herself as the last 2 or so years of her life with her ex-husband Eric have been horrible. After hearing parts of Savanna's story, and an intense internal feeling of need, Jason also feels the need to help Savanna.Read more ›
The writing level in this book is someone taking college courses, writing a novella for a class assignment. Poor sentence structure, mixed up words, bad grammar, and so on. It needs a solid once-over from an editor/proofreader (the author's blurb claims she is one, but if so.....) to clean up the mess. I was mentally rewriting the book while I was reading it.
The premise was good - a woman moves to Texas from Oregon, meets a guy, marries him, has a baby with him, then comes home because her best friend's husband died. The woman has secrets about her time in Texas, things she didn't tell either her best friend, Cassie, or her mother, Margaret.
To the book's detriment, therein lies much of the conflict in the story - Savannah reconciling her secrets within herself, and sharing them with her friend and her mother. In what could have been an interesting twist, turns out that the guy Cassie sends to pick Savannah up at the truck rental place when she hits town is Cassie's dead husband's best friend, and is also the firefighter who rescued Savannah from an apartment fire two years ago. Unfortunately, Cassie is angry at Jason for killing her husband (not that he actually did), and the chemistry between Savannah and Jason is tepid, at best. The enmity between Cassie and Jason is the remaining conflict in the story. There's a small B arc with the ex-husband suing for custody, but it's not even really interesting. That B arc did have the most glaring mistake in the book, so wrong that it stuck in my mind. A woman CANNOT keep a man from seeing his children just because he is not paying child support. CANNOT. In the eyes of the law, paying child support and spending time with your children are two completely disparate things.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The book was interesting. It showed reaction of some people losing a loved one in death. Others finding love through it all.Published 5 months ago by Judy Matthews
Enjoyed reading this. There were a few typos but not so many that they drove me crazy. I am a sucker for a happy endingPublished 6 months ago by Kindle Customer
I liked this book, it wasn't great but I liked Jason & Savanna's story. There were a few mistakes in the writing.Published 7 months ago by AlaskaGal
Been through a lot of what the characters have in the story, so could connect pretty well. Well told and a good read.Published 8 months ago by AngelFace
This is the 2nd book I have read by Kristen James and this one fell flat compared to Point Hope. I found myself skimming through parts and the love interest to me felt forced. Read morePublished 8 months ago by TXMOMOF2
Lack of consistency, deviations from reality, and sub-par editing led to a less than satisfying story. The only saving grace is the kindness of the characters.Published 9 months ago by Shawn Smith