Rating 3.5 / 5
You would be totally forgiven for thinking that I only ever read business books but fiction is one of my favourite things to read. I haven’t read a lot of fiction in the last two years because I was building my business up and definitely wanted to take advantage of all my free time to up my business knowledge.
I bought this book on kindle almost a year ago but wasn’t ensnared from the start so I stopped reading after the first chapter and had to restart reading it this time around.
I love Douglas Kennedy. He’s one of my favourite authors, however, this book is not one of his best. Firstly, because I hate simple love stories and the only thing propelling me through most of this book was the knowledge that this love story would get more complicated at some point. I love complex stories.
If anyone other than Douglas Kennedy had written this book I would not have finished it but I’m trying to maintain my record of having read every single one of his books – the majority of which are awesome.
Up until the 75-80% of the book I thought the simplicity of the love story very much mirrored a Mills and Boon. The only thing different was that it was well written and the vocabulary used was a few notches up. After that it did get very good and incorporated the kind of complication and drama that I like but I wish the ending was a bit different. I wish Richard had developed a pair of balls and that is all I am going to say to avoid the spoiling the story for you should you decide to read it.
Anyhow, despite my dissatisfaction with the end I have to agree that it was a better ending for a mature love story and anything else would have been too Mills & Boon.
Time allowing, I love to read. If I read anything interesting, I will blog about it here.