3.5 stars Very well written. Good story. Didn't completely like the ending. It was realistic based on the situation, however still felt somewhat abrupt3.5 stars Very well written. Good story. Didn't completely like the ending. It was realistic based on the situation, however still felt somewhat abrupt. (view spoiler)[ I think it has to do with the fact that throughout the book we got to know all the characters so well, but we really don't get to know Nate as well. He seems like a nice guy and likes Evie for herself, but the story just ends with them getting engaged after 6 months of long-distance dating . . .after 2 years of no contact . . .after having had only 2 dates before that. (hide spoiler)]["br"]>...more
While I really liked this book, there seemed to be a lot going on with a lot of different characters. I think that if there weren't so many side storiWhile I really liked this book, there seemed to be a lot going on with a lot of different characters. I think that if there weren't so many side stories going, that I would have felt a little more connected to the main characters. Not that I didn't like the main characters - I did. I just didn't feel that emotional connection with them that tends to really draw me into a story. I laughed throughout this book as there were a lot of funny things happening. Of course, some of it seemed a little over the top, such as everything that happened to Jose (the hero's, Sky, foster brother). The ending was a little abrupt for me. While there was the happily-ever-after ending, I guess I like my epilogues where you see a little into the future to see that everything is still going well for the hero and heroine. Also, there are a few loose ends that I would have liked to see tied up. I would have known more/seen what happened to Lucas, but this book appears to be a stand-alone and not part of a series. Overall, it was worth the read....more
I really liked the story line, however the story really bugged me. Apparently, a newer version than the one I borrowed has been released addressing alI really liked the story line, however the story really bugged me. Apparently, a newer version than the one I borrowed has been released addressing all of the grammar/editing issues that was throughout my version.
While I can understand the heroine's insecurities, I think that they were overly drawn out in this story. Additionally, the heroine felt she was fat. Really? A size 10 is not fat. Especially not when the average woman wears a size 14. And she's upset about a size 10? Ugh! Give me a break!
I really liked the hero. He was very patient with the heroine's insecurities. The story shows how close he is with his twin sister, and with his parents.
I enjoyed the way the hero and heroine's relationship developed and their interactions (mostly).
I did have problems with the heroine's family. It appears the only supports she had were her father and uncle, but even they apparently allowed her to be bullied by her mother and siblings a lot - or were blind to it - or something.
Anyway - this would have been a 5 star read for me except for the above issues. ...more