- File Size: 965 KB
- Print Length: 228 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: September 30, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01LP3TU1K
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #47,531 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Once you start with the first book, you won't want to stop until you finished the lasti. I didn't! The characters are intriguing and human in their imperfection - Just like people you know, love and sometimes simple tolerate in real life.
There are many truisms, life lessons and old fashioned "mother-wit" between the lines that when applied can enrich the reader's life.
Lisa had a screwed up childhood. A mother who was selfish and made bad choices. Lisa set out to not be like her mother until temptation knocked on her door and she herself fell into some bad choices. Then she gave herself a second chance to make better choices. However, her second chance did not turn out how she had planned.
Aidan was a commitmentphobe and enjoyed sex only wanting no strings sex with girls. Aidan was an overgrown man-child who could act like a stupid boy sometimes. Aidan in my opinion was a horn dog. Aidan thought about sex way too much. In fact, he should have majored in it. I wish Portia had toned down the testosterone in him.
I had mixed feelings about these characters. They all struggled with commitment and responsibility. The story droned on about Lisa's issues and mistakes. Aidan's character was blasé about women and relationships. He knew women were sexy and good for sex but I'm not sure he thought woman could be anything but a sex object.
I struggled to connect with these characters. I felt too much disconnect with all the bad choices and the obliviousness of Aidan. Even with the mention of Chris, Lauren, Will, and Gwen I still was not ecstatic when they were mentioned. These characters no longer held the same appeal as when they were main characters in their own books.
I did not like how Portia portrayed the female characters as caddy sluts. The main characters were around thirty year olds and yet they acted like they were still in college. These characters were immature and an emotional mess.
Portia created plenty of drama. It was entertaining in a soap opera way.
Portia's topics were controversial and the relationships she created with the characters were effed up. The characters made bad choices yet were forgiven or given an opportunity to do better. At times I felt these characters behaved inappropriately. The story was Scandalous with unfaithful characters.
This story was not my favorite. The If I Break series was better in my opinion.
I found myself just reading this book as close to non-stop as was realistically possible. I wanted someone to deck Will and fell on love with Willa. This is a book with well developed characters particularly Lisa. She has made some truly awful choices in the past, but is waking up and taking the responsibility for those choices. Aiden is just a bit adorable as he also grows up and becomes a better man.
Great combination of heartstring pulling story telling with touches of humour and life being restored makes this a really good read.