My rating: 3 of 5 stars
There is a trigger warning on the release blitz for this book and there is a trigger warning in the ARC, but for some reason it’s missing from the Goodreads entry.
There is an on page flashback to a scene of serious sexual assault (view spoiler) which is described in detail and I think it needs to perhaps be a bit clearer on the listing here.
Now, having got that out of the way, this debut novel from Londra Laine is okay, it’s very dramatic and a wee but angsty but not overwhelmingly so.
There’s a 7-year-old who acts his age rather than being a genius, which is always a bonus, and there is a sweet romance in which it seems the fates continually conspire to put obstacles in the way.
I did find myself skim reading a bit as it all just became a bit samey with not a vast amount going on until all of a sudden everything but the kitchen sink was chucked in the way of Kelly and Drew’s relationship.
Still, while it wasn’t really for me, it’s well edited with no major typos or grammatical errors that I noticed and it does have a very nice ending and epilogue and – outside of the conflict craziness – I did believe in them as a couple.
#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.