Always You: The Fate of Love Book 1 Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B077LPDF2Q
- Publication date : November 18, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 3279 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 260 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1979904006
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #836,743 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The reason I gave this four stars instead of five is the lack of creativity when it comes to choosing adverbs. Allow me to explain. Whenever one of these characters was emotional, they "swallowed thickly." What really annoyed me was during one scene, Aaron was remembering something that happened when he was five-years old and during the flashback five-year old Aaron said "I swallowed thickly." He was five. There are several other ways to swallow besides "thickly". Once can swallow hard, noticeably, intentionally, slowly, the list goes on. I encourage Notaro to really pay attention to her adverb usage and make sure she is not using one adverb ad nauseum. I intend to purchase Choosing You when it is released but if I run into the same issue in the next installment in this series, I'm not sure I'll be able to finish it. I'm not saying that based on principle or using it as a threat, I'm saying, for me, seeing the same words or phrases repeatedly in a book aggravates me and I can't lose myself in a story like I love to do. I will, however, be reading her other books because she's a great storyteller.
Other than that, I really enjoyed the book. 4/5 stars
Finn and Aaron were high school boyfriends, but their college education drove them apart. Twelve years later fate intervenes, and they meet again (through a mutual date/boyfriend, no less). It is like the years dropped away, and they are head over heels again, or should I say still. However, it is not as easy as it seems. They have to get to know each other again. Twelve years is a long time, and a lot has happened to the two of them.
What follows is an emotional journey with sad and happy moments, poignant memories and thankfully, also a lot of laughter and humor. The avalanche of questions and answers is hilarious. I just couldn’t help speeding up my reading along with the words.
Finn and Aaron are such lovely characters and so much in love. If you talk about meant to be together, these two men certainly are. The love and commitment they have for each other leap from the page.
Although Finn and Aaron are open and honest about the years apart, there are some hints that had me wondering what they hadn’t told the other yet. I can’t wait for the next book to find out.
No doubt that book gives me as many warm feelings as this one has.
I loved that these characters had a pure love for one another that was born of a friends to lovers scenario before they went to college. You could feel how much history they had with every encounter, and it made everything extra-dimensional. However, it was also clear that they had changed somewhat in the last 12 years, giving a taste of the new to the warmth of the familiar. The emotions are brutally real at times, but in the best way. It's definitely an HFN, with enough closure to get you through until the next book is available, but enough of a tease to make you wish you have it in your hand asap. Add in the devoted secondary characters, and you've got the recipe for a beautiful, emotional second chance romance. Definite recommend.
Top reviews from other countries
I think I am a minority of one here. But that's ok. I won't be buying book 2 in the series. Sorry.