Top critical review
Regretting this read sorry to say, too young adult for my taste.
December 13, 2019
When I saw Colleen Hoover's new release I was excited, and very happy to see it was listed as a Women's fiction /Contemporary Adult read but that was far from what this read was. The book starts off about teenagers then splits sort of down the middle of the life of a mom and her 16 year old daughter. The book is more than half about a teen romance and teen romance just isn't my thing at all. The portion about her mom had promise but it went south for me very quickly. What I thought was going to be a real emotional ,gritty read for the mom just turned out to be a half of a half of a unbelievable storyline in my opinion. And very unfortunately when I thought that I might get some insight to the " other character's " sadly I did not. It just kind of went all kinds of silly and sappy ,much like a PG rated after school special. The author could have done so much more with these characters but they just didn't really go anywhere. I kept thinking maybe this will happen, or maybe that is finally going to happen but it never did. It just fell flat and again so very young adult for my taste. I swear I felt like I needed to buy some Clearasil after this read and maybe write in my dairy about the boy from my class 30 years ago. And the ending was so sweet and cute, just so cute it could have given me a cavity but it didn't match the contents of this read with all the heavy issues this book started with ,it should have never had ended so cute. If you are going to go with a dark read I say stay with a dark read, this book touched on real darkness and then went to unicorns and rainbows and cute little puppy kisses. It was just not a hit for me sorry to say.