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Great premise and main story, BUT....
on September 25, 2013
I actually enjoyed this book for the most part...particularly the primary storyline. If I was rating on the Matt/Caitlyn story, I would give it 5 stars, no question. Well written, likeable characters, sexy, etc. However, when I got to judging the book as a whole, mainly the last couple chapters, the rating went down. I guess your final opinion is the taste left in your mouth when it's all said and done, and I didn't like that final taste.
There is a secondary storyline involving Matt's sister meeting someone and a third storyline involving the relationship/history between Matt, his sister, and his mom. These aspects of the book were not enjoyable to me. I will try not to give away spoilers, but I found the relationship involving Sarah to be very unrealistic and off-putting. I felt uncomfortable watching the couple develop, and I just didn't buy into it.
The story involving Sarah, Matt, and the mom was even more distracting. I don't like how it ended at all, and I felt like it was sort of a cop-out. I feel like this part of the story was forced...like the author was trying to put some drama or depth into the book when it should have just been a nice, light beach read.
I honestly don't know how the author should have ended it (or added a conflict element) better than what she did, but while I liked the premise of the book and enjoyed it nearly all the way to the end, I just reeeally didn't like the resolution to all of the stories, especially Sarah's story and the mom thing. For about 85-90% of the book, I would have definitely recommended it, but the last chapter or two blew it, IMO.