I honestly had an “I’m too old for this shit” moment while reading this, but being the anal-retentive-must-finish-this-book reader that I have become, I saw this one through and I’ve come away with this: this was supposed to be sweet and cute, except there's the way things begin: too convoluted.
The beginning in this one is meant to elicit an “aaw-shucks” romantic moment but given the convoluted way things progressed, the latter took away from said “aaw shucks” and transformed it into a “WTF?” one instead. Don’t get me wrong, I loved her DIRTY LIOTTLE SECRETS (there’s something about the Nashville-feel there that worked for me) But like PLAYING DIRTY, I just couldn’t keep up with what was going on or why any of them were doing what they were doing.
Also, there’s that annoying thing of some aspect being touched upon but being set aside and forgotten even. I mean, why bother mentioning that her sister was so and so? I would have loved for a resolution on this but: how do things turn up for her and her sisters? How do things pan out for her and her father? What do we end with instead? A him and her we see coming miles away, but not happy for anyway… because man, the guy in this one? He’s no prize; hell, neither was she, for that matter.
Thank you, Edelweiss!