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The heroine is a young woman that is looking to settle down. The sad thing is when she tells the guy she lives in an apartment over her parent's garage they run. And if that doesn't get them running when they discover she is an artist that hasn't sold any work and she works part-time in a diner then that set them off. She just wants to be a partner, wife and eventually a mother. She would like to be able to paint and hopefully one day get discovered so that her paintings can be shared. On a lark she decides to sign up with the matchmaking company. She didn't think she would ever get picked. She wasn't skinny, etc. But she did get picked and she gets matched up with the hero.
I loved this guy. He was so sweet, he just wants a family of his own and a wife that loves him for himself --this guy would be easy to love. They marry and he is instantly attracted but he holds off rather than come on too strong. They finally get it all together and they burn up the sheets. Wow, every available space, any time, any where. They really get it on. But he has a secret and he is afraid she is really going to be disappointed in him and he just hope she will get beyond it.
Their journey is very interesting. It held my attention right until the end. it was really good. It sort of gave insight as to what two people, total strangers, would go through trying to get to know the other and letting themselves be known. Then throw in a father that is a total AH and an indifferent mother and you get some heavy stuff going on. I have to say I loved how the hero held his own. A good read and I definitely recommend it.
I was not paid for this review. I am not an author nor do I know one. I am not kin to this writer. I am a reader and this is my opinion, nothing more, nothing less.
I'm not as big a fan of first-person limited narrative because the reader is so reliant on the characters to tell us what they're seeing and feeling. The inner monologue can get tedious at times. But this one was written surprisingly well.
I think Isaac may be my new book boyfriend. Both Isaac and Adeline handle the arranged marriage quite well, and the emotional gauntlet was incredibly realistic. The love scenes, when they get that far, are SMOKING! I could almost feel his hands on me at the same time!
I was wondering about Sarah and her husband Paul. She seemed bitter when she sees how happy Adeline is with Isaac, until she discovers Isaac's true identity and makes quick work of causing trouble for Adeline. I have to admit, I did not see that one coming. :) I love how Adeline discovers her strength in the face of adversity.
First-person limited narrative is difficult to write well, primarily because the reader is literally seeing the story unfold as the characters see it, and it's so easy to overlook even the most basic of details in the scene. But Ms. Wolfe has done a masterful job of lifting the mundane into the extraordinary. Another amazing story from a talented author.
Do you think the divorce rate would be less than the 50% it currently is in the US?
Do you think we would get rid of the judgments that we make when we see people for the first time?
I loved getting to know Isaac and Adeline! I liked how the author put their stories together, virtually seamlessly. I liked that it was still a bit of a mystery as to when Isaac would come clean about who he really was and his family that I didn't know if I wanted them in the picture. I loved that Adeline's family had her back with all of the unknowns that they weren't sure they agreed with. They stood beside her and didn't think twice about it.
This was an excellent read! I try to open a book with out expectations. I buy books based on the synopsis or book cover, sometimes the author or recommendation. I will be recommending this book to everyone I come across.