Originally posted at Find the Time To Read ** A copy of this book was provided for the author in exchange for a fair and honest review **
What I ThougOriginally posted at Find the Time To Read ** A copy of this book was provided for the author in exchange for a fair and honest review **
What I Thought: As someone who has been sexually assaulted when I was first approached by Marie Drake to read her book, I hesitated. Did I want to read something that could potentially trigger me? Did I want to read something that I would probably hate because it would bring up negative emotions in me? After talking with the Marie Drake a little bit more I realized that I was interested in reading Three Rules, she had assured me that she took great care to not be triggery, and to make sure that Hope Wellman’s journey was one that was handled with care.
I’m pleased to say that she was right. The topic of rape is one that is very fragile. And if not handled properly can cause a lot of issues. I’m pleased to say that Three Rules didn’t seem to have any of the issues I was afraid of.
Hope was a full woman, and while she had her moments where she doubted herself and her actions, as a reader I did none of those things. I felt that Hope was a strong woman, and while there were times I wanted to slap her and tell her to stop burying her head in the sand, I also feel that in her place I would have done the same thing.
Three Rules is full of twists and turns, and at the end of the book you’re stuck staring at that last page blinking in disbelief that the wild ride is over. Throughout the story we get to watch Hope learn that she can trust herself and her instincts. And that in the end, nothing is really as hopeless as it seems.
Do I Recommend: I do. The subject nature is a bit dicey, so only read Three Rules if you are comfortable approaching sensitive topics....more
What I Thought: At first I was bored to tears with The Divorce Papers, while I found Sophie and Mia tReview Originally posted at Find the Time to Read
What I Thought: At first I was bored to tears with The Divorce Papers, while I found Sophie and Mia to be entertaining and really endearing, the overwhelming slam of legal paperwork that was included with the story really drug it out for me. There was just so much of it that about 200 pages into the story I just started to skip over it. I didn't understand it and it was quite a struggle to read through.
Once I started doing that I really got into the story. I like how Sophie goes from not knowing what she's doing with the divorce proceedings to just knocking it out of the park. And some of the messages between Sophie and Mia were really cute.
One thing that I'm not sure on is was Sophie romantically interested in her boss, even though he was married? Or just what was their relationship, because she talked about him a lot in her emails to her BFF - also something I started skimming towards the end because they were long and tended to ramble on and didn't feel like they had anything to do with the story. Also what was the point of Fiona - I was hoping she was going to become some big either enemy (like possibly going to be the Doctors new divorce attorney) or that she was going to become a good friend and help show Sophie the ropes. Instead she just kind of fizzled out.
Do I Recommend: I do. Once you get past the legal pages (or just skim past them like I did) the story is quite endearing and fast paced even at over 400 pages!...more