the pool, I toss my goggles on the cement and lay my head on top of my hands, leaning over the edge of the pool. Mentally tormenting myself on my recent obsession with Tanner McCain, I’m surprised when the echo of someone else in the pool alerts me.
water. “I thought I’d find you here.” His classic smirk from last night is back in place.
that tile wall before Tanner’s.
his divine features.
distance between us.
to discover exactly why he sought me out in this pool so early in the morning and why his hands roamed places on my body they never ventured before last night. Most of all, I want to know how he left me without even a good-bye.
I am seriously conflicted about this book, and I really hate it when that happens. I liked Tanner and Piper together the first time, during college. I didn’t like what separated them. I didn’t like that the reader doesn’t find out what separated them until they are reunited for Brad’s wedding. I was already invested in the characters and would have kept reading either way, but I don’t think the betrayal (or whatever you want to call it) needed to be dangled like a carrot.
That being said, I liked the characters enough that I would read future books if there were continuations/spin-offs from this story. Even though he was an ass, I would read about Brad trying to get Taylor back. I would read about Dylan and Beatrice, together or apart.
From a technical standpoint, the writing was great – Ms. Lynn knows what she’s doing since she kept me reading and interested even when I had issues with the story. I would read her again, even if the books didn’t involve the characters I mentioned earlier.
If Amazon’s reviews are any indication, I am in the minority as far as my feelings about the book. However, just because the book did not totally resonate with me doesn’t mean that it would not be worth the read to someone else.
Michelle moved around the Midwest most of her life, transferring from school to school before settling down in the outskirts of Chicago ten years ago, where she now resides with her husband and two kids. She developed a love of reading at a young age, which helped lay the foundation for her passion to write. With the encouragement of her family, she finally sat down and wrote one of the many stories that have been floating around in her head. When she isn’t reading or writing, she can be found playing with her kids, talking to her mom on the phone, or hanging out with her family and friends. But after chasing around twin preschoolers all day, she always cherishes her relaxation time after putting the kids to bed.