Genre - Contemporary Romance
Length – 230 page novel
TBR Reviewer – Shyla
My main issue was the characters. For a woman who had the balls to leave her husband with no job lined up, Emily allowed herself to be treated poorly and fall back into a new relationship mighty fast. The ink wasn’t even dry on the paper and had a man treated my girlfriend the way he did Emily, I’d be busting his head and hers for staying with him.
I understood what the author was trying to convey, but I have to say she handled Brad’s response to his son’s problems with a heavy hand. As a Mother of two, I found it really hard to swallow a parent not seeking Help for a child for an obvious disability. Not talking by the age of three, kicking and screaming when your toy is moved and peeing on the floor in the grocery store are signs you can’t ignore. For this reason me and hero Brad started out on the wrong foot from the start and it never really changed. Brad had a lot of cowardly behavior and a temper that concerned me.
The accounts of autism and the help available were wonderful. Kudos to Ms. Eckhart for talking this tough and controversial issue. The detail she put into descriptions was fabulous, and I could really picture life on a ranch and the settings the story took place in. There were quite a few grammatical errors and sentences that didn’t make sense. So I’d have to say the story could’ve used a lot more editing.
This story had a wonderful concept. I just don’t think it was properly executed.