Some sections are so vague it actually makes several plot points confusing. Who was the guy in the beginning? (Yes, we eventually find out, but starting with that is unclear). Who is ‘gone’ at the end of chapter six? Okay, it’s quickly discovered who and how but the way it’s written is very baffling. The flashbacks also felt very telling rather than being in the story. Despite all that, I kept reading because I fell in love with Nora. Her personality is addicting and feels so real. Then Aidan comes into the story and I am about blow off my feet. I love the way she writes the accents! Love. Love. Love. There’s some unexpected drama in the story between Nora and Aiden that I thought works really well. It really ups the tension and I love how Nora doesn’t immediately take him back. She really shows her backbone and I am proud of her for that. Also really, really hot in the romance department. Samantha Young is a freaking genius writing romance. I know I called her brilliant before but damn it, it’s so freaking true. The ending is so stunningly beautiful.
I can’t wait to read the next book in the series!