“I’d rather know that a man would go too far to have my back, than to have a man who hides behind a couch when I need him most.” - Amber
Okay, so why do I feel I need to rant whenever I read one of Dawn Wright's novels? It's like I'm one of the 4-woman“I’d rather know that a man would go too far to have my back, than to have a man who hides behind a couch when I need him most.” - Amber
Okay, so why do I feel I need to rant whenever I read one of Dawn Wright's novels? It's like I'm one of the 4-woman crew and my friends are all messing up and it's my right to tell they a**'s to get it together!
But alas, I can not. But you can feel the same way I do if you read Capital Resolutions, form the Capital trilogy. Here are my thoughts, rants and raves...
This is the final book in the Capital trilogy and I have to say, it really got me. I used to read romance like crazy but I think I burned myself out, so I stopped reading them like, my junior year of high school. Amazingly enough few IG novelists drew me back in. I'd resisted so long, but I have to say I’ve been impressed. Seeing as this was a trilogy, I guess you can say author Dawn Wright kept me in the game.
So the girls: Summer, Brooke, Emily and Amber are back for the final book. A couple found themselves stepping back into the past, thinking things would be different in the future (isn’t that the definition of insanity?), while other were seeking a way out or into something new. What I liked most is regardless of how their lives played out, none ever simply quit!
From getting back with a man who had been done wrong, to getting with someone just to pretty much use them till things got better. From getting back with a man thought to be the love of a lifetime, to being simply alone... They all had a plan of some sort and they all endured trials and tribulations along the way. Some trials more unnecessary than others.
When reading stories like this, you have to sit back and wait for the ride; I don’t do well with that. I’m always trying to figure it out ahead of time. I was right with two of the four women and their lives. The one that was the worst was Emily and her fiancé Eric. I saw that disaster coming from a long way off. It was truly confirmed by Eric’s wording mid-way through: “I want to make love to you one more time.” Who says crap like that? To me, that was like the dying person, with blood on their lips saying, "Kiss me and take my final breath as I lay dying..."
One more time?! What’s that heck does that mean? It was then that I knew.
When Emily responded about one last time before the wedding, he never answered. Then BOOM goes the dynamite! I'd predicted her fail but did not predict her endng. Though I can’t stand petty, I understand why he was still mad. Then again, they both lost out. There was no true winner- it was juicy.
Summer and Oliver was nice as well. What I didn’t get with Summer was how she’d reacted when Oliver had her back. Was it dirty? Was it nasty? Yes to both but he did it all for her. Sorry- I can’t tell what he did but it was MASSIVE! And my reaction was that of Amber’s... please refer to quote at the beginning of this review. I was like, you dang skippy!
The other girls were good and I liked their stories but they didn’t hold my interest as much as Summer and Emily. They were big story parts and truly made the book for me.
Again, Wright gave me something to enjoy. Though it was heeeeeavy with the “adult” activities and language, I liked Capital Resolutions. I’m also grateful to have been a part of the literary girlfriend journey. Check out the entire Capital series, while I move on to the next read. Cheers!
Capital Resolutions From the Capital Trilogy Written by Dawn Wright Published by Sweet Blue Press eBook, 341 pages Released November 2018...more