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I read way too much
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I have a love/hate relationship with this book. I realize I may be a minority Reviewer, but this Review simply reflects MY opinion and feelings on the book. I firmly believe, as in a lot of things in life -beauty is in the eye of the beholder. That holds true to books as well. There are times I read a book and it's exactly the feel and world I need at that moment and I fall absolutely in love with it. Only to try to return to the same feeling at a later date and it just can't seem to hold my interest. With all that explanation out of the way, back to the book at hand. Ah, yes, my love/hate.
If you are at all squeamish about spoilers, look away now. If you're not, then I am afraid I will have to include a little to adequately present my thoughts on this book.
There is a small paranormal taste in this story. And that is one of the things that I both loved and hated in this author's world. There are "Soul Mates" who are born to be the other half of each other. These soul mates can be both opposite and same sex. Once together, they have a "magical" gift to share with the world. And yes, these are "Romantic" connections. Some of the gifts described in the story include cooking, farming, painting, and singing. This was a very cool and unique concept. Unfortunately, it was also disconcerting and disappointing. These Soul Mates may not even be in love or happy with one another and still the pull was so strong that it could utterly destroy them. I hated that! The story begins with the heroine, Lucy. You can tell by my title that I really loved this character. She is trapped in the destiny that is her mate, Caden. Caden is horrible! He is not good for her at all. He is self-centered, cruel and a cheater. Lucy is completely absorbed by him. He make all of their decisions with no regard at all for Lucy and her needs and happiness. I won't go into it here, but this really is a parody to real life and some of the dependent women I have seen. At any rate, Our Lucy is so strong! She reaches deep inside to fight the magical pull and leave Caden to regain her sanity and self. She is definitely a kickin' leading lady! She meets Seth who has lost his "Mate" in an accident 18 months before and is a shell of a person from her loss. Seth and Lucy form a sort of friendship with benefits. We're introduced to Lucy's "best friend," Jax. So here comes my hate for this story. Lucy was such a great character. She deserved to be First to someone, folks. I just couldn't stand this! She's not first with Caden, even with the Soul Mate thing, he's only concerned with Caden. She's not first with Seth, cause he "will never have a connection" like he had with Elsa (his soul mate)..no really, he says this. Let's get started on this so-called BFF, Jax. I hated this little piece of work. She gets jealous of Lucy and Seth's "hook-up" and treats Lucy horribly. She won't pick up the phone when Lucy is in a desperate crisis situation. Oh, wait she FINALLY listens to her voicemail and calls Seth when she can't find Lucy. And yeah, yet again Seth tells Jax, "she (Lucy) will never take your place with me." So what does that make her to Seth now..um, let's see THIRD??? Then of course, you meet Lucy's mother. She too places her "Mate" AND Caden above Lucy! OMG! I was just looking for someone, anyone to put her first. But alas, drama happens - Lucy can't trust anyone. Then, the story ends and I won't finish giving away the ENTIRE plot - but I guess it could be construed as a "happy" ending. So yeah, I loved some things - Lucy, the throat clogging emotion the story invoked, the writing was REALLY good. Hey, what can I say? I don't like being anyone's second choice! And when I read a book, I want to "live" it. I just didn't want to live this one.