- File Size: 2224 KB
- Print Length: 288 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Tempfield Press (September 12, 2014)
- Publication Date: September 12, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00MT2ELGG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #39,457 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Author: Marla Josephs
Genre: Romance, Literature and Fiction
Release Date: September 12, 2014
This is the story of Fallon, graphic designer, and Reid, big movie star. They are brought together by their respective best friends, totally by chance.
I have such mixed feelings about this book. In a way it was so relatable. The back and forth between Fallon and Reid was just so normal, something that you could definitely picture yourself being part of. And, at the end, dealing with Fallon's illness and its aftermath, that was another very real and relatable moment. However, for me, the story dragged forever. It took half the book for these two to actually exchange more than a sentence in passing. And the second half was not much more perked up at all. So long story short, I loved both characters, but I was not crazy about the delivery of the story. It was a little drawn out and I was happy to finally make it to the end. And when I got to the end, I couldn't help but wonder what was the point of the very dramatic beginning of this story. It gave the impression of it being the epicenter of Fallon's story, but it was really of no use until toward the end when it is talked about her illness. And it confused me.
Next up is Shelton's story. He is Fallon's cousin, and he was a pretty good secondary character who I would definitely follow...
Fallon was the real MVP of this book. Her interaction with Reid starts off with a bang (as seen in the excerpt below) and set up a wildly entertaining book. I honestly didn't care for Reid at first (once again, notice the excerpt), but he grew on me - though I still liked Fallon way better. She was so strong and I just wanted to wrap her up and wish her the best. I loved Reid's persistence in pursuing her and it was fun (and emotional) watching how their relationship developed. I think this may have been the kick off for a series, which is cool because the side characters were very likable too. I don't know if I'm invested enough in to the story and characters to continue with the series, but I did enjoy this installment. I give Reluctant 3 out of 5 wine glasses.