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It's a story about a girl named Marlowe. Her mother and sister have passed away. She is estranged from her father and she found out that her boyfriend has been sleeping with her best friend! So much drama! She packs all her things and moves to Louisiana to become roommates with her old high school friend and his roommate. She meets her roommates' across the street neighbor, Lucas, and an instant attraction develops between them. And from there, more drama ensues!
I found Marlowe to be a very frustrating character to really like. She was so immature and weak at times. Then at other times her inner strength comes out. But truthfully all the drama that develops between her and Lucas is of her own creation! She has fear of commitment, trust and love. She wants to be happy, but for some reason she doesn't feel like she deserves it! So she creates walls around herself and creates self-fulfilling prophesies! It's because of all these things that made me keep turning the pages. I had to find out how it ended.
The epilogue of the book was great, but somewhat confusing. The book is from Marlowe's POV. But the epilogue seems like it's from her roommate, Wally's, POV. And then a paragraph later it's from Lucas's POV! I was really confused as I thought that Marlowe was cheating on Lucas with Wally! I don't know whether the author had originally thought of making this a series of books about Marlowe's roommates and then changed her mind? An editor would have been helpful there.
The beginning was your typical guy realizing, all of a sudden, he needed a real love not just a one night stand in his life. However, from the moment you meet Marlowe, the story broadens and you get sucked into her life and into Lucas's as well. Marlowe is not your whiny, submissive female lead. She has taken it upon herself to get out of a bad situation, grow from it, move on with her life and when she meets Lucas she has to take things slow based upon a disastrous previous relationship. Every emotion Marlowe goes through with her friends, Lucas and even her father I think most females can relate to. How do you know you are in love? When do you say it? Should he say it first or should I? Why do you hurt the one you love? I thought it was one of the better independent books out there. It sounded, looked, and seemed edited professionally.
I only noticed one editing mistake (a "be" instead of "me") but it didn't detract from the story at all. Most of the story read smoothly and flowed together effortlessly. She introduced secondary and tertiary characters in a timely manner and didn't have us in their heads. She teased us with some, like Wally, making us want to know more about him...and then she wrote a second book with him as the main character. So, I'm off to download that one and enjoy it.
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