But this was an infuriating read. Switching back and forth in time, I was invested enough in finding out what happened in the past, but I probably should have marked this title as a DNF because I disliked everyone in this book. The characters were annoying, some intensely so. The romance was instant and absolutely not worth a second chance, and I found a large element of the plot to be intensely problematic. I might have found things more believable if the characters were older and had more life experience.
I thought that the story might benefit from a second read, but the book has been on my bedside table for a few weeks, as I can’t bring myself to pick it up. I’m probably not in the age demographic that the author had in mind.
I feel rather guilty about sharing a wholly negative review here, because just recently, I was on a Zoom Meet the Authors get-together and Beth O’Leary in person was lovely. 🙂
I’m hoping to enjoy her fourth offering much more.
My usual end of month book round-up will appear tomorrow.