Melissa resides in Cincinnati Ohio with her husband and two children, where she writes full time.
I also thought the writing was excellent. It was well paced. I found the plot to be enjoyable. There wasn’t any OW drama. Obviously, there was OM drama. There wasn’t any sex until very late, and it was super mild. There was a great cast of interesting secondary characters. There was (HIGHLIGHT TEXT FOR SPOILER) cheating. Unfortunately, I didn’t like either of the two main characters. They were two of the most selfish human beings I have ever had the displeasure to read about. (lol) But, I’ll get into that more in a bit. Last, it was all wrapped up in an ending that I guess I was supposed to be happy about? However, all I felt was the happy ever after of these two characters came at the expense of a decent guy who was left heartbroken and humiliated. And honestly, that left me sad…
So onto the HUGE issue I had with this one. I loved Tyler. Genuinely adored him. He was a nice guy. A fantastic human being, that loved the heroine completely. I liked him way more than the hero who quite frankly was a selfish prick. Both when he left the heroine who he claimed to love SO much, yet he couldn’t be bothered even to send her a single message to let her know he was alive for six years. And he was still a selfish prick when he came back expecting her to fall right back into his arms. He completely ignores the fact she had moved on with Tyler. He didn’t seem to feel any remorse at all for pursuing her even though he knew she was getting married in six short weeks. I mean the mind boggled… Poor Tyler deserved a way better woman than a fiancee that ran around behind his back to spend time with her first love. Maybe I should be happy he escaped being stuck with a wife who never got over her teenage love. (lol)
So yea, even though overall I enjoyed this book. I think the Tyler issue was handled poorly. Perhaps if he had been dealt with much earlier in the book and not dragged out until the bitter end. And by that I mean her f-cking (HIGHLIGHT TEXT FOR SPOILER) WEDDING DAY as she is about to walk down the aisle, I would have given this one a higher rating. The author made Tyler too likable. (lol) As it stands, I just can’t go with anything higher than 3-Stars. C’est la vie.
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