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"What are you going to do? Write another book about me?" His hand was warm on my arm despite the chilly air. But I still shivered and wrapped my sweater tightly around me.
After being on my to-read list for years, I decided to pick this up. How can you not pick this up when the tagline for the book is: "How does a woman get over her one great love? With whitewater rafting, bluegrass, and a touch of revenge…?" I was in!
This book was such a blast to read! There was a charm to the writing and the two leads' history of growing up together. Much of the story is set with Samuel showing up in town for his sister's wedding, coming face-to-face with Kaye, his ex-wife. The dynamic between Samuel and Kaye was captivating and fun. There is the perfect amount of angst as well, with there being so many unanswered questions as to exactly why Samuel left his wife and best friend of more than 15 years.
I really liked the way the story was told. We get the whole story from Kaye's perspective, often feeling a little in the dark as to what Samuel is thinking. Disbursed between Kaye's chapters are excerpts from Samuel's current work in progress, which provide a good amount insight into Samuel's mind. Does he regret leaving her years ago? Has he moved on? Does he still love her?
"It's shameful, because I have never desired anybody the way I desire you."
One little element that drew me in even more is that Samuel writes his ex-wife into his super popular book series. The trilogy ends in a way that Kaye doesn't really like, so what does she do? She shows up to his book signing after not seeing him for 2 years, of course! I really liked that scene.
At first, Kaye resorts to childish antics, by her own admission. Once the thirst for revenge is quenched and the need for answers grows, she and Samuel finally sit down and go through what went wrong. I really liked that these two adults actually took the time to have meaningful conversations to work through their issues. And what's more, it wasn't boring!
My main criticism of the book was that I found the reason for Samuel leaving her to be a little contrived. What Kaye walked into when she went to New York felt that way as well. At the time of writing this review, I haven't read book two, so I don't know what's in store for Kaye and Samuel. But I almost wonder if their story could have been condensed into one book. I hope the sequel (or the upcoming third novel) doesn't feel stale, drawn out, or drum up unnecessary conflicts. Some contemporary series who feature the same couple in multiple books can fall victim to that.
All of that aside, I had a blast reading this one. It's lighthearted but the characters deal with a lot of hurt at the same time. It hit the spot for a good contemporary romance. Check it out if you haven't read it!
The story overall tells you of Kaye and Samuels relationship, starting as being friends from a very young age, and growing into adulthood together. As the storyline progresses, the author feeds us more information on the demise of Kaye and Samuels relationship. It definitely got me emotionally invested with the two. While I enjoyed the pace of the book, I couldn't help but feel an almost overwhelming need for something to happen. What that is, I couldn't tell you. Maybe for Kaye to find her closure and move on? Because god knows, there were a lot of times where I just thought she should throw in the towel and move on with Hector. Maybe for Kaye and Samuel to just hurry up and get back together? I'm not sure what it was, but I think I was expecting something to happen, but didn't quite get it. It was a niggling feeling, that I still got in book 2 also.
Anyway, I really liked this book, enough so that I purchased book number 2. The author did a great job with this one and I couldn't wait to get my hands on the second one!
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