- File Size: 960 KB
- Print Length: 382 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1530905052
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Elaine May; 1 edition (March 29, 2016)
- Publication Date: March 29, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01DLZO1MS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,156,438 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Yet as good as John is to Rosa he has secrets that he is keeping from her. When the chance comes for Rosa to leave England and head to the US with John she agrees not knowing what she surprises await her.
Yet when she realizes everything is not as she expected it to be will she have to courage to put her own happiness first?
This is the third book in the series but is actually a prequel to the first two. This book explains so much but I think I enjoyed reading it after the first two as it made everything fall into place.
Rosa was someone that was after love after being treated so badly be her parents. With John she felt such an attraction and initially he was so good to her. Then as you see that other side develop you learn how trapped and controlled she is and how she has no say over anything. I knew what was coming due to the previous two books but I liked the way you never really knew how far John would go with things.
John is just such a mixed bag capable of such evil things yet he also had a side that was so loving and caring. You never knew what you were going to get and I was super disappointed to know the kind of man he turned into and how he raised his son, Jack, to be.
It's super frustrating that the Bryant family has no idea what John is capable of and I am definitely interested to see if Marcus shows up in anymore books!
A story of a young girl, naive, vulnerable and innocent who by the lack of love from her parents was easily deceived mislead and whisked away to America by John an older man who made promises of a better life only to have Rose kept like a whore in a flat and visited when he pleased.
Parts of this plot frustrated me, Rosa was a young girl who was groomed and blinded by love and I hoped the story would change course and would of gone down a different route on so many occasions but each time I felt hope it fizzled.
I felt the story pick up and I enjoyed it more when Rosa met William there was more conversation where as up to this point it had just felt like a story.
The whole concept of the plot I enjoyed but more conversations and thoughts from the characters would of pulled myself as a reader in more also Rosa having a bit more backbone, why didn't she tell Will, why didn't she contact her friend again, her parents? I felt there were huge gaps and I was left with so many why's.
The End - no words really, just, I love HEA'S that bring closure to a story especially when the main character has been through so much already.
By: Author Elaine May
This a story about finding yourself, sadness, anger, fear, the journey from child to teenager and teenager to woman. It's about understand the path you travel is fraught with wrong turns, bumps, potholes and paths that branch off into a little something I like to call destiny.... It's about lust, first love, free falling in love with a person whom you know is literally the other half that makes you whole.. It's about knowing what is good for you and loving yourself enough to not settle on a life that is strife with anger, pain, sadness, soul wrenching despair, physical and emotional abuse. It's a beautiful story of a young girl turned woman named Rosa, who finds someone to love and someone who deserves her unconditional love and devotion! Mrs. May, has the ability to kick you right in the feels, yet still leave you able to walk away with tears in your eyes, a smile on your lips and the unfocused glaze that only a good book can give you!!!
I recommend this author and her books for anyone who loves a beautiful romance with a realistic view of what some people do go through when falling in love and finding your future self.. 18+up due to adult situations.
I am disappointed.
I don't know much else to describe what I was feeling when reading this one.
This is Rosa and Johns story, in detail. As rough as it was to start this one I did and made it to the end. The ending which is great is maybe the good part of this book and an aha moment but this book fell flat for me.
I hate giving a low star rating for this but I honestly just wasn't feeling it and I had so many eye roll moments and "oh come on" and "really?" Moments throughout that I just can't give it anymore.
I will say that Elaine May has a way for writing and delves into where no one else would dare to go and its eye opening for sure.
But please, just because this book wasn't for me doesn't mean it isn't meant for you. Give it a go and find out.
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