What I Thought: Out of all the Lucky Harbor books I've read, I think that Once in a LifetimeThis review was originally posted at Find the Time to Read
What I Thought: Out of all the Lucky Harbor books I've read, I think that Once in a Lifetime is in my top 3 favorites. I connected with both Ben and Aubrey right away, to the point where there were parts during the story where I was crying. Both characters had been through so much, and in the end it was that connection I feel that brought them together.
Aubrey having to always be the perfect daughter, could never really let her guard down enough to show her true emotions. Watching her go through the steps to not only repair her past, but to also learn to forgive herself was really heartbreaking. I think I cried more during Aubrey’s sections of the books then I did during Ben’s – even though on the traumatic scale Ben for sure has her beat.
One thing I really didn't care for is how through out the whole book it’s hinted at how Aubrey wronged Ben, and I was waiting to hear that she had done something truly awful – however once it was revealed how she had wronged him I was a little disappointed. Although thinking about it now, I see how it was such a big thing for her and for him. I also really wish that Ben would've found out the truth about his wife and forgiven himself a little bit more. Yet, once again if I think about it I can see how it would be hard to believe the worst about someone who was no longer there to stick up for their self, also how hard it would be to forgive yourself when you've been carrying this burden around with you for so long.
I also wish that it wouldn't have tied up as neatly as it did with Kendra and Pink. I would've liked to see Ben and Aubrey later adopt them. But hey there’s always a chance for a sequel!
Do I Recommend: I do. This story was super interesting, and while you know the pair is gonna get the happy ever after – the path that they had to go through to get there really made for a great story. Plus Ben is a super awesome hero – like seriously he made my heartstrings tug a little bit. Also, Lucky Harbor as a whole is a wonderful setting for these books. I eagerly await each book that comes out in this series....more
What I Thought: Interesting. Honestly, I love books like this because I’m a nosy person. If I knew IReview originally posted at Find the Time to Read
What I Thought: Interesting. Honestly, I love books like this because I’m a nosy person. If I knew I could read peoples diaries and not get caught/in trouble I totally would. For some reason people utterly fascinate me, so being able to read all about Steffans inner thoughts and workings really intrigued me.
However interesting I found Confessions of a Video Vixen to be, it could not make up for the fact that the writing was not stellar, and at times often disjointed. I understand that it was written as a reflection instead of being written as it happened but there were so many times I had to re-read a page to make sure I had all the characters right. And the ending really threw me for a loop, it ended so abruptly that I actually went and checked a copy out at the library to make sure that there weren’t pages missing.
Do I Recommend: While reading about “Superhead” and the lifestyle of a video vixen was interesting, I just personally cannot recommend it....more
Thought it would have something to do with the original Attic, couldn't get past the 1st 50 pages in order to actually find out if it did or not. DisaThought it would have something to do with the original Attic, couldn't get past the 1st 50 pages in order to actually find out if it did or not. Disappointing story....more