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It took a LONG time for me to get into the story. At a high level, the plot was surprisingly compelling, but it took way took long to get there. It was also confusing how the author jumped around from first to third person, depending on who the chapter was about. Ultimately, it made sense. Still, I think it would have been more fluid if she had kept to third person omniscient. I also felt it wasn't well edited. While I listened to the book instead of reading it, I still caught some problems. In fact, the saying that grates on my nerves the most, "could care less," was included. I know, I am nitpicking, but any editor should have caught that. Back to the big picture... I think that if this book was half as long as it was, it would have been a lot better. The last couple of chapters were what changed my opinion from questioning, "Why am I continuing to listen to this," to "I'm glad I listened."
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I DID like this book. I liked the characters & even the story line, but something just didn't get me over the "hump" to really liking this book
On the practical side, I loved the two narators. Both , in particular Richards, have terrific tone in their voices. And both performed their chapters with great flair, affording a fabulous imagery to a very moving story.
And the story. The story just bleeds emotion for Anya and Jack..the secondary couple...while drawing stark comparison to the younger less wiser main leading couple who have their own journey to travel thats as frustrating as it is normal.
This story and it's performance is an easy recommendation to anyone wanting a bit impact, more thought,far more depth and more impact to their romance story other than just another romance with a dash of naughty, while knowing the leading couple will be ok. It's beautiful while achingly sad in its HEA.