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An alright read not solely focused on romance
Reviewed in the United States on October 17, 2018
This was recommended by a friend as a not-completely-romance read that's... still romance xD I don't read almost any romance, and as an experiment of trying to read lighter and more optimistic stuff, I wanted to try some romance.
However, it took me a while to warm to this book. In fact, it took around two thirds until I was invested @_@ First of all, it's not a match for me considering it's not clean romance. I just don't enjoy reading intimate scenes. That's something about me I guess - but that doesn't mean you won't enjoy it, because these scenes were not the main focus - it's more like they were a backdrop. The story really focuses on the main character Quinn finding herself after finding out she's adopted dealing with the loss of her sister and finding out she has one she's never known about and learning to open herself up to love again, be it romantic love or just sisterly love.
In a way, I think this book was about too many different things. The author mentions this in the afterword - that half the things which manifested in the story she never even saw coming. I felt like I wanted the story to have more of a single minded direction than it did. But it was an alright story perhaps a little out of my customary genres, so it's understandable that I'd miss some points.
The thing I liked the most in this book is this enemies to friends female relationship that starts out as fierce rivals, or rather, one woman being completely nuts and the other one just not knowing what to do with it. But you can see it will slowly morph into a friendship and that was the dynamic that was most fun to read about for me. Another good this is that it didn't focus solely on the romance - it's about all sorts of relationships - oddball friendships like this one, or sister and other family relationships.
All in all, it was an enjoyable read and I'm glad I read a little out of my genres.