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Characters good but some real triggers on DNA matches and unknown family connections for me.
Reviewed in the United States on October 28, 2020
I enjoyed Noah and Alexis as characters. The process of going from best friends to more is process rife with complications. I think it important you read the previous books otherwise some of the references aren't going to mean as much like the survivors group and some of the book club references. My problem was really with Alexis being found by a half sister through DNA match. Alexis had a very hard life with a single mother who died of cancer. Her half sister finds her and wants her to donate a kidney to her dying extremely wealthy father who made his money in sketchy military contracts. When she agrees to test and meet with the family and she is basically thrown out since half sister went against dads wishes and noone else in family knew about her. Dad comes to her cafe to apologize and she throws him out. She decides to go ahead with kidney transplant. Half sister Candi, yep that's her name, comes to hosp and brings an album of her family. That's where I tap out. I have a real problem with noone saying WTF Candi. Back Off. I get maybe going through with the kidney thing cause I probably maybe would knowing a someone would die. But I hate the whole redemption family trope. I'm not gonna read to see how it comes out. Noah and Alexis find each other I'm good. Dont care about excuses on why they didnt contact her 3 years ago before the kidney failure. Blood doesnt mean family and a fling years ago while you are "on a break" with your fiance that you didnt tell said fling about doesnt give any rights to a relationship later in life. I dont care if they all get together in the end cause I would tell the whole group to f off. Here is a kidney, glad you didnt die, get out of my life again. Like I said lots of triggers for me. The book club talks about reading books that you dont like because its the journey to redemption and the HEA that matters. For me life is too short and there is too much crap going on in the world to put up with self absorbed Candies of the world. I would like to find out about Alexis's problems with the antique shop across the street but not enough to continue the book.