Very predictable, too predictable story about a woman, Sarina, who is in a long term, going-to-marry-this-guy-someday relationship with Noah who is cuVery predictable, too predictable story about a woman, Sarina, who is in a long term, going-to-marry-this-guy-someday relationship with Noah who is currently working overseas on a long term assignment when Sarina’s dream guy Noah --her “one that got away” several years ago— returns to town. They have the same set of friends and he hires her to design the remodel of his new fixer-upper home. So they spend a lot of time together. And they discover they never really got over each other after their amazing one night stand several years ago. And their chemistry is still there, maybe even better than before.
The writing is really lovely. It pulled me in and was enjoyable to read. I enjoyed the characters and the story line, including the parts about Sarina’s evolving architectural career and her relationship with her stepfather and stepsister, but.. (view spoiler)[ it was quite obvious from the beginning that Noah was not actually the best partner for Sarina even without Eamon's reemergence in her life. But with Eamon’s return, it was a no brainer that he was a better option. Even her friends thought this, but Sarina was ridiculously slow to admit it and even slower to act on it, which was unfair to both Noah and Eamon, hurting them both. I suppose that’s part of the story and the growth of Sarina’s character, but I expected more from a 30 year old woman who seems otherwise sure of what she wants and doesn’t want in life. (hide spoiler)]["br"]>["br"]>...more