Top positive review
Oh so worth the wait.
Reviewed in the United States on March 17, 2015
Okay. Wow. So, this review seems like it is IMPOSSIBLE to write without spoilers, but I'm going to try.
Let's start with how happy I am that Ms. Bond released this book, I've been waiting since I read the series in 2012, and she did NOT disappoint. Congratulations to her for getting this out there. I felt like I'd waited so long, that there was no way it could live up to my expectations, but it did. There were numerous plot twists that I didn't expect in regards to her father's return, in her relationship with Wes, and with 'the men' in her life. As a disclaimer, I have been Team Jack since book 1, and that didn't change in this one. I laughed out loud on numerous occasions, and happily shook my head at Carlotta's antics. I adore that she sticks her nose right into criminal investigations. I loved the introduction of a mysterious side character (and who knows, maybe he's obsolete in future books, but I liked it nonetheless).
And here's where my review will get vague. I was at about 80% of the book and was thinking about how joyously happy I was with how it was all turning out. I did NOT miss Peter throughout this book, he can stay on the sidelines for all I care. AND THEN, it was ALL RIPPED AWAY FROM ME. Yeah, Stephanie, if you're reading this right now, you know why I'm cyber yelling at you. And I say that with all the love and respect in the world. I actually yelled the F word at my Kindle. But, *heavy sigh* this is what I should expect when a series will be a few more books until the end. But I'm not happy about it, lol. And Yes, I'm still easily giving this book 5 stars because of how viscerally I felt the ending. It's the sign of good writing when you have a physical reaction to something you just read.
I wish I could hug her for finally getting this book out to her readers, who have patiently (and sometimes not so patiently) waited for this next installment. It probably feels so wonderful for her to get this monkey off her back. BUT, she better make this up to us by whipping book 8 out in like 6 months. I, for one, will be chomping at the bit for the next one.