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It's Not Over by Grahame Claire
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really liked it
bookshelves: contemporary, dual-pov

For a debut novel, this one came out smelling like cocoa butter. I hate the smell of roses.

This story had tons of what I look for in an amazing romance novel:
😍 disgustingly gorgeous hero with a tortured soul. Give me the torment, baby!
😍 an equally atrociously beautiful heroine with a big heart who gives as good as she gets. Never give up, Viv!
😍 push and pull angst - bring on the feels!
😍 sex (although I don't recall there being a lot of it) If it ain't hot, it ain't gonna get bought! -- oops, too late, I already one-clicked

Okay, so Daniel and Vivian have known each other and have been together for years. So why did Daniel all of a sudden drop her like a hot potato? It can't be because his feelings have changed. It's obvious to everyone how deeply he loves her. It can't be because of something she did because this woman can do no wrong. So what's the deal?

"You're my reason for... everything." - Daniel

Oh right, his past has come back to bite him and he has to protect his 'little woman' by keeping her in the dark. Yup, classic alpha hero mistake. But see Vivian isn't going to go quietly into the good night. She loves her man. She needs her man. And she'll never stop fighting for her man.

Amidst the shenanigans of the author thrusting us 8 years and then 25 years and then 1000 years (okay that last one is obviously a joke... or is it?) in the past, a story of deep and abiding love takes shape. I wasn't a fan of the back and forth time jumps, but I'm guessing the author thought it was necessary to tell the story. I think?

I don't know. I skimmed a lot during the quantum leaps. My bad. I just didn't see why it couldn't happen in a more organic way. Again, it's a first book and aside from that, it left me smiling and I was happy with what I got.

Would I read from this author again? Probably. LMAO I already have Three Dates sitting and waiting!
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Reading Progress

July 5, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
July 5, 2018 – Shelved
March 8, 2021 – Started Reading
March 8, 2021 – Shelved as: contemporary
March 8, 2021 – Shelved as: dual-pov
March 8, 2021 – Finished Reading

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