I really enjoyed the first half of the book. Then it felt like the pacing of the book slowed down and the emotional high of the first...moreRating: 3½ stars
I really enjoyed the first half of the book. Then it felt like the pacing of the book slowed down and the emotional high of the first half of the book disappeared. I'm not sure if the story felt like it slowed down due to me not reading the last half in a continuous manner (I stopped reading around 51% in and went to sleep) or if it was due to the relationship between Faye and Chace reached what I felt was a "conclusion" at that point so everything after that was superfluous. And the usual tugging of the heartstrings wasn't as prevalent for me in the last half of the book.
It was nice seeing all the previous characters of this series (and other Kristen Ashley series - I was blindsided by who Faye's online buddy Serenity really was) helping out throughout the story. This book will work as a stand alone but you'd get more enjoyment and have a better understanding of the relationship dynamics of the supporting cast if you read the previous books in this series in order first.
I really liked the hero in this book. I liked how Chace was very open to furthering his relationship with Faye once he realized he needed to do something for himself after all the crap he'd be dealing with the last several years. He was very sweet in his courtship of Faye. I loved how Faye melted when Chace called her "baby".
I'm glad Ashley's decided to continue this series. It's one of my favorites of hers.(less)