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Stars: Overall 4 Narration 4 Story 4
Melissa Foster brings the story around to the double wedding for Danica and Kaylie, and each sister reacts to their family dynamic and issues just as we would expect. Danica is the “get along and make it work’ sister, determined to do the right thing. Kaylie would far prefer to have all the attention and ignore anything that takes away from her shine, or causes her to look more deeply at her own buried issues.
See, the girls’ father left when they were young, he remarried and started a new family. Now they have a fabulous destination double wedding planned, and Danica (being the good girl) invites her father, his wife and their half-sister Lacey. Of course, Danica wanting to keep the peace, and Kaylie still holding on to those resentments and anger al play into the story: and more often than not, Lacey is the one who gets the angry teenager from Kaylie.
Oh this was fun – the shifting alliances, the maelstrom of emotions always bubbling below the surface in every family gathering are only heightened when you add in someone thought to have done ‘wrong’, in this case the father who’s affair led to him leaving the family to start another.
Emotional with plenty of moments that highlight the interactions, the boys do take a more supporting role. This is, no doubt about it, a story that highlights the sisters’ relationships, their interactions and how they settle the past before grabbing hold of their futures. It’s never one clear path to the reconciliations, and as with life, everything isn’t neat and clean – but it’s entertaining as hell, with a few steamy moments, plenty of emotion and an actual ending that leaves everyone smiling.
Narration is again provided by B.J. Harrison, and he’s done a lovely job in keeping the characters distinct and unique, using pacing and small variations in pitch and tone to distinguish them. Never over-reaching for a ‘female voice’ yet sounding wholly appropriate for each character, his presentation is clear and appropriate, gently guiding readers through the story, allowing the emotion, characters and words to present themselves.
I received an AudioBook Copy of the title from the publisher for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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Danika and Blake along with her sister Kaylie and Chaz had arrived to Nassau to have a double wedding. The Snow sisters were expecting their father and his second wife Madeline and their half-sister Lacy to come. Kaylie hadn't seen him since she got out of college and she wasn't happy about it. When they arrived Lacy looked like Kaylie, but she had Danika's curly hair. Kaylie started acting out like a child with anger issues. Danika and Kaylie's mother was coming with Kaylie and Chaz's twins. Then a big storm happens! What ever happens, happens!
Go along for this slippery slope of a story with twist and turns. Melissa spins a fantastic story and B. J. Harrison installs the narration into our minds to stay.
I love this book anyway but B.J. makes the book come alive. It is so great that both of these sisters are finally getting married but the antics that happen are funny and at times heart wrenching especially when Kaylie and Danica meet there half sister Lacy for the first time.Totally recommended