Soooo, I didn’t love this story as much as I wanted, but I’m definitely on board with Melody Anne’s writing. Once I have a bit more free time, I’m totally going to binge her books!
Maybe it’s because I’ve jumped into this series late and needed to work up to Eden and Owen. But I couldn’t connect with them at all. Owen’s reasons for leaving and staying for 10 years wasn’t quite justified even though teens can make irrational decisions. And although I did feel for Eden and all that she has lost, the fact that she believed the man she loved (and his family) could be behind something so heinous was just rather unbelievable. Yes she said countless of times that there’d be no way they could, but her constant questioning of it said otherwise.
I really loved the suspense that was happening and that’s what really carried me throughout this book. I wanted to know the who and why … pretty much the entire time as I was reading this. I usually don’t like a 3rd POV, but in this instance, I was all for it.
Since I jumped into this series so late, I was introduced to the other brothers and I was dying to know more about them. So you can bet that I’ll be going back to read their stories.
My lack of connection to both of the main characters was what really hindered me to love their story. I wanted a better reason for Owen to stay away for 10 years and I wish Eden didn’t constantly state the fact that everyone kept leaving her …
With that being said, it was an OK story and I’m definitely looking forward to the others in this series.
major thank you to montlake romance & the author for the complimentary copy in consideration for a review. this does not affect my opinion of the book or review.