When I started reading this book I was confused for a little bit, I couldn't remember Denny and what his connection to the town was. As soon as I remeWhen I started reading this book I was confused for a little bit, I couldn't remember Denny and what his connection to the town was. As soon as I remembered that Denny was the guy that thought Jack was his father and worked for Jilly it all clicked for me and I was excited to read about him. He really had some tough times and I really wanted him to find his HEA.
I will admit to not liking Becca at the start. She seemed like a manipulative witch! I was surprised that my feelings changed by the end of the book, by her actions and her opening her eyes I was rooting for her, I wanted her to realize just how special Virgin River was and how everyone there was so important to Denny.
The awkwardness between Denny and Becca at the start was fun. I loved how everyone but them seemed to know that they loved each other and belonged together despite their past and not having seen each other for 3 years. Their fight and injury that caused Becca to be stranded in town was so much the definition of Murphy's Law, if it can go wrong it will.
Being forced together all the time really allowed them to work out their differences from the past and this time they could actually talk with brutal honesty what went wrong all those years ago. I especially liked it when Becca realized how adrift Denny, and while she talked to him about everything in her life, he didn't.
What I really like about all the books in this series is how the town plays in. This is awful of me, but I love it when there is a tragedy within the town and how they all have to pull together. It allows us to see some of our favorite past characters again. With the holidays being the time period we see lots of action with the whole town and there was lots of action at the bar, where everyone seems to be.
I loved the ending. The choice that Denny made and his explanation of it to Jack had me tearing up, along with Jack's understanding and advice for Denny. I also loved the announcement that Becca had at the end of the book, it really is just what was needed for everyone involved and that includes the town.
Kate and Jason's relationship has always been a bit odd to me, mostly because Jason used to be engaged to Kate's sister. It seemed like everyone was wKate and Jason's relationship has always been a bit odd to me, mostly because Jason used to be engaged to Kate's sister. It seemed like everyone was walking quietly around this awkwardness, especially Kate and Jason. I liked that both realized that and came to decisions that they couldn't live like that and did something about it....more
I really liked this book, was slightly surprised as Syn irritated me in the last book with his woe is me ness about his life. This time around there wI really liked this book, was slightly surprised as Syn irritated me in the last book with his woe is me ness about his life. This time around there was a little of that but more of this is what happened to me, I know you can't stand it so lets joke about it before you can leave me or think bad about me for it.
It seemed weird that Shahara had a rough time as well, but did give her the understanding that she needed to with Syn. She just needed to take the time to get to know him and see through the shell he created. I also liked how she didn't take crap from Syn once she realized just what kind of man he was.
I loved learning more about the world that these books are set in and with all the craziness that these 2 had to go through we got to see a lot of it.
With circumstances like this it shows that how you were raised and who you came from doesn't have to define you or your life....more