- File Size: 3040 KB
- Print Length: 253 pages
- Publication Date: December 22, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B078HL1BTV
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,610 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Ok...so like I said the story part of it was pretty good but the delivery and writing style was just not my cup of tea. There was too much tell...too much monolgue and inner thoughts...too much back tracking of events in the past...and not enough interaction...at least for me. The chemistry was there but telling me about it as opposed to seeing the characters talk it out or interact left me bored in reading.
Like I said, the style was not my favortie but it was free on kindleUnlimited so I can't complain too much.
I loved that they had this amazing experience; and then they are haunted by the other woman until their paths cross again. Serendipity. And then there were the exasperated and resentful emotions I had toward Harper. As much as I don't like to feel all angsty and bitter and sad in real life, I appreciate it when an author can evoke those feelings toward a character within me.
I think there were some areas that needed some work. To begin with, there was a lot of telling which I kind of just skimmed through because I didn't feel connected to it. These could have been worked into more showing, allowing me to interact and make up my own decision about how it feels.
As an example:
But if anything, Gemma was finally happy that everything was out in the open—their desire for one another, her newness at being out, and that they both wanted to continue doing what they were doing, but keep it casual.
I want to feel what Gemma is feeling instead of simply told that she is happy...how is she happy, how do we know that this is happiness for her? What about relief? Or a little hesitant about it all.
I also didn't care for was that the climax and resolution. The big kick in the gut that we all knew was coming came really late in the story and the resolution left me feeling dissatisfied...I needed more information, I wanted to be a part of Harper's growth process.
Over all, this was a good, fast paced story. Read it, let me know what you thought.
If anything bothered me, it was that the crisis moment arrived far too late and ended too quickly. The resolution was a massive brain dump from the offending party. Then the ending and epilogue arrived. Yeah, they both kind of suffered through the book as they figured out their relationship, but the betrayal at the end didn't generate hardly the same amount of drama as I'd like.
being critical here because it's hard to figure out what's 4 or 5 star, and this was close. Solid writing and enjoyable journey.
With what happened toward the end of the book where Harper completely ignores the history and feelings of Gemma was probably the least explained. How exactly did she realized she made a mistake? Most people push people out and never acknowledge that it was the unhealthy or wrong thing to do. I wanted to know her exact thought process when she somehow got the news of her fathers death. Everything else in this book was so thoroughly explored and explained except this.
I rated this book 5 stars because it actually provoked some strong emotions from me.
The story is good, the characters are intresting, my only problem was the ending and how brushes aside all of that kind of was.