My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This book is the first of four I’ll read this year outside of my normal preferences as part of a genre challenge.
As I’m not a romance reader, I won’t meander on for long about this one, but will just say what I liked and what I didn’t like. The first 40% or so of this one was well done. The author went to great lengths to set up Molly as a damaged character, and it worked. That said however, once the obligatory romance (nee sex) began, it no longer worked. The story felt unbelievable to me at this point. The main characters went from denying their feelings to full on expressing them in a snap. This is also where Molly being “damaged” started to unravel for me. It became repetitive to the point of annoying how often the author reminded us of her tortured past. Kind of seemed weird to me too that she was such a huge success as a businesswoman and mother, yet can’t make a relationship last. Maybe just me.
All that said, I didn’t put it down. I knew how it would end, and even what and where the story points were, but kept reading. Mark of a good story, I’d say regardless of genre.