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What a beautiful story! So heart wrenching!!!
There are triggers in this book for child abuse.
As a mother, my heart was torn apart in parts of this story. Then to have my heart put back together word by word.
No review could ever do this story justice!
Beautifully written and very tough subject matter handled tenderly.
Bravo Kristy! Your words never cease to amaze me!
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
Just a short warning about triggers present in this story, so if you are sensitive to child molestation as a trigger this story may not be for you. The hero and heroine in this story were best friends as children, until something happens and suddenly she is gone. Years later, she reappears in their hometown where he is now a police officer. The heroine still blames him for her departure and feels he betrayed her confidence. The rebuilding of their relationship is what the story is about and the ability of her to trust in anyone is the question. I enjoyed this book very much and the narration was excellent.
13 of 14 people found this review helpful
Nearly did not finish, but forced myself to in order to give an informed review. Blurghhhh it was a tough slog to get through it. You’d expect this to be because of the references to abuse and the emotional nature of the book - but no. That whole concept fell flat. I struggled to finish it because it was so boring and really dragged. There was no emotional connection with the characters, you’re supposed to believe that the couple have something special between them but no matter how many times the book tells you this fact, you don’t feel it. It’s full of descriptions of emotional moments and attempted drama, but you never actually FEEL it. The drama towards the end was just too much as well - really made me groannnnn. More like a 5 afternoon movie (bit like a made for TV Hallmark movie for those non-Brits out there). I could see what the book was trying to do but in the end it was just full of clichés and boredom.
Reviewers who say how emotional and heart wrenching it was really need to read some better books. If you want stories dealing with recovering from abuse/rubbish childhoods, trust and romance that give you all the feels and a drag you in to the story then you should try an author like Colleen Hoover instead. This book wasn’t even a guilty pleasure with being rubbish - just plain, simple rubbish.
Joe Arden is a decent narrator, but Maxine Mitchell’s narration makes the book even worse than the writing because of her intonation (gets really annoying) and making every single sentence sound like Emmy is an angsty school teacher breaking bad news to a small child (save it for the angsty sections please ..if at all). She’s wrecked several books I’ve listen to (and I’ve listened to way over 1000 so I’m familiar what good narration sounds like) so I really should learn from it and avoid the books she narrates.
This was a much more emotional book than I thought it would be. Secondary characters are great & I’m looking forward to Grady and Grayson’s stories.
Grant is a gorgeous hero & Joe Arden reads the character superbly. Took me a while to get into Maxine Mitchell’s style of reading but once I did I enjoyed it. As a heroine, Emmy will break your heart and equally make you want to shake her to see what potential there is for her and Grant. The girl will run when she can but the reasons why are devastating.
Triggers? Yes, domestic abuse, child sexual abuse.
could not put down. fantastic writer but find the male narrator's choice slightly annoying. ive heard him before and something about the way he ends sentences does not sound natural to the ear and is a little off putting. regardless it was worth pushing through and finishing as the story is so captivating. perfectly written ups and downs escalating to perfect moments you've been waiting for. really enjoyed.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
im sure I would have enjoyed the book but the cadence and autotune tone of maxine mitchell's narration was too jarring. my error as i could have listened to the short sample.