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Sorry...way to many issues to give it 5 stars
Reviewed in the United States on June 10, 2019
I have read hundreds of books and I have never said this before but holy heck this book had way too much drama in it! I love romance books thus love reading about angst as long as I’m guaranteed a believable happy ending. However, this book had drama, after drama after more drama. It just didn’t stop. Perhaps it’s because I did not read the previous two books so the flashbacks were not meant to be new drama but that’s how it read to me. Geez, even the epilogue was depressing.
A huge part of the angst was all the other woman the H was romantically involved with. It was a major turn off for the H to have chosen other woman over the h so many times. So after 10 years of the hero hurting and leaving the h, marrying other woman, shoving other woman in the h face...I missed his apology. Not once in the book. If there is a H fighting to get a h back after a royal mess up, SAY you’re sorry!!!! ***spoiler*** what was equally annoying was how the entire book the H kept saying he would not leave the h again even if she pushed him away because he knew that was what she did because she was scared due to all the times he had hurt her. So around 85% guess what happens...again. She pushes him away...annnd he leaves her...again. Sooo...not really sure these people will survive their HEA in my fictional world of characters.
So the reason for the two stars was really for the constant drama. I think the author missed an opportunity to delve deeper into conversations of hurt and betrayal. I would have rather heard more of that than the non-stop drama. I would have also liked to have heard and seen more remorse from the H. I think it was a jerk move to bring the ex girlfriend to the h’s house after the h offered an olive branch. He did apologize for that or all the million reasons he hurt her. He just seemed like he gave up too easily in the past and also in this book.
Having said all of that I will say that the book was well written. Despite the H’s lack of verbal grovel, he did do some heart melting things. The story was also engaging and kept me reading. As stated above, my issues with the story were more personal peeves than an issue with the quality of writing of the author.