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Emma has a very rough life, poverty I couldn't quite grasp, maybe some areas in inner cities are that dilapidated in this day and age, but she always made sure her little boy Nicky never went hungry. When her path crosses with Ronan at a friend's wedding, although Emma runs, Ronan searches for her to finally get an answer to why she left...
Anton... Oh how he sounded like the best brother to have, he watched over Emma even when he couldn't I think he was awesome.
Ronan in my eyes was a very blinkered person, he got me annoyed with him more than once.
Emma deserves a medal for sticking with him. I guess he had his good moments, and a lot of misunderstanding to deal with.
His Cray Cray girlfriend who was nearly as bad as his mother... boy did Emma out up with a lot.
But she was tough as all mothers are, trying her best for her boy.
There's a bit of everything in the book, intrigue and mayhem, humour and romance. A Mystery Harley Man and a nativity play that took me down memory lane.
There's 2other books in this series, I'm wondering if Emma gets to keep her HEA? I'll be reading to find out soon.
You get to walk through, some in flash back and some in everyday life, the story of Emma's life. At times, it was a bit jarring to follow b/c big reveals would happen in a flashback that you weren't expecting. But, after acclimating to the style of writing, I began to expect/pick up on the transition and follow more smoothly.
To me this is a well thought through world, and the many aspects that come together to traverse such disparaging different lifestyles and livelihoods was amazing. There are many phrases or terms used to help remind the reader that the story is set in Europe, specifically somewhere in Great Britain I believe. I have seen a few reviews that are disparaging in the fact that they couldn't follow what was happening, or that language used was confusing....but if you pay attention, you'll understand that it's b/c it's in a different part of the world. (again speaking as an American audience member) So, yes sometimes hard to understand, but with enough context you understand that "football" is what we in America call soccer. That's not a bad thing for the author, just means the reader must be more on point in what they are living in reading the story!
The only tiresome thing for me at times, was the absolute stubbornness of of Emma. Probably of Rohan as well, but the story is told through her eyes mostly, and she does some silly things vs. just talking. At the same time, I can also emphasize with some choices and see that many women would do the same. The mystery and intrigue throughout is great, and I could hardly put the book down to make lunch and come back to it.
Definitely a great read, and I can't wait to get the next book in the series and see what happens. A great new author to my "collection" of authors to follow!