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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on May 7, 2022
Some Romance books are like scary movies in which you have to suspend all logic to enjoy it which is fine but sometimes the plot holes are so ridiculous it takes you out the story. Carleen & Dario were NOT best friends. They never ever confided in each other about anything. They didn't trust each other with any info. These are 2 people thrown together by forces bigger than them. Its why there's no emotional stakes to their relationship. In fact neither of them confided in anyone. Dario never talked to his twin, carleen didn't feel comfortable with her own cousin. Toni found out about the pregnancy on her own speaking of which I know hidden pregnancies have romance writers in a choke hold but why would carleen think this would work when she goes to work every day at a public place that the baby's father co-owns where his family & friends work & frequent? Authors make a point of telling us how intelligent these women are by giving them ivy league education and/or highbrow careers & then proceeds to have them willfully dumb the rest of the story. Essentially Carleen is a moron but she has to be for any of this to work. We got two families that are supposed to be close-knit separately but they treat each other like cooperate espionage so there's no familial bonding that feels like family. There's no stakes here because there's no love expressed. In effort to create intrigue all the relationships suffer.