I don't know what is was about this book, but it really touched me some place deep. I became so infused it was beyond ridiculous. I mean the story itself was unique enough but the characters were just...so...damn...relentlessly invading. They invaded my mind, I thought about them in my sleep. The story was so moving not in the way you may think, just in in the way that moves me, I guess. I don't think it was at all what I was expecting. I've read Calie Hart books before and I love her writing and her storytelling abilities, this was no different. It was beautiful...keep in mind this is one hopeless romantics feelings on the subject—yet OMG!!
What you get from the blurb isn't even the half of it. This woman (Ophelia) uprooted her existence to care for the Fletcher children in hopes of saving her family business and got so much more from that experience.
Ronan Fletcher was an ass, a coward and clearly shameless. What kind of love could develop from that? Boy on boy, something came and it wasn't the obvious. Before I was 20% in I was killed over from complete shock. Then it just got even weirder but good weird. I kind of knew where it was going after a long while but that was ok with me, predictably is fine with me, as long as it's written uniquely—if that makes any sense.
It was such a warm and fuzzy story after you get past some of the most asinine behavior possible.
"God, loving you is the cruelest, most unkind thing I can do to you, and yet I’m going to do it anyway. Do you know what that means?”
Add in two adorable children and a wise old lady, a special town and a man with no plan that becomes a man with a plan and you've got yourself a lovely character foundation. Let's not forget Miss Ophelia Lang...she really had a heart of gold. Down right good person, inside and out.
It got romantic, in the way I like my romances. Sweet but sizzling and not over done. Not lame and corny. To the point, ya know! No pretending like what's happening, isn't happening. An aggressive man with a plan, a woman in complete denial. Too cute!
“That feeling,” he panted against my mouth. “You know that feeling, where you just can’t seem to get close enough to someone? I never really knew what people were talking about until now, Lang. I wanna…I don’t even know what I want to do. I just know that I don’t want you leaving here tonight. Even if you are sleeping in another room.”
“You’re not real,” he told me, curling a piece of my hair around his index finger. “How can you be?” “I’m pretty sure I am,” I said breathlessly. “Then why do I constantly feel like I’m underwater when I’m with you? Dreaming? Imagining every second?”
It was really special and I feel the same way I felt after reading Calico. Liked I'd discovered a hidden treasure. I believe it was Paige who's review led me to read it, so thanx hun. I truly devoured and enjoyed this one. Aww, I can still feel it. People were saying the ending was rushed, but I don't think that. My worst nightmare with a book is when the ending drags on for days and I have to skim pages for it to finally be over and for me to know what happened. I read every line of this book and the ending was perfection! No poker face:) Loved it