Liv had her life all figured out until it was shattered by the loss of her husband. He left her a piece of him she hadn’t planned on. How can she pick up the pieces when she doesn’t know how? Liv: I never imagined my life would end up this way. I thought I had everything figured out until I got the call my husband was killed in a car accident and that my period was late. Dead Husband: Check Positive Pregnancy Test: Check Screwed Beyond Belief?: Double Check Luke: I was never supposed to see her again. That was the deal. Leave her and my ex-best friend behind to finally mend my broken heart and move on with life. And it was going smoothly, too. That is, until said ex-best friend dies and and his wife, Liv, lets a secret slip at his funeral that I can’t possibly ignore. Out of my freaking mind?: Check Extremely Angry Girlfriend who will kill me when she finds out I have a new roommate?: Check About to get my heart ripped in two?: Double Check
Bailed at 30%
I picked this up as a Kindle freebie, so I can’t be too upset for being disappointed in this.
This was a short novel, so when I made it to 30% sure and there wasn’t much in term of character development or really, much of anything I realized that it was time to get out. I enjoy a romance, but I have to draw a line when the romance is the only thing that is propelling the story forward. I could probably even forgive this is there wasn’t much plot, but the characters were interesting…but sadly, the characters were flat and I was disappointed as there was so much that could have been included. Liv and Luke are 23, but Liv had been married to her dead husband for five years and she worked minimum wage jobs so her husband could go to school. She mentions several times that her former Mother in Law hates her but again, this isn’t explored. Luke left town immediately after high school graduation, it was hinted that he left town because he was secretely in love with Liv but it’s just such a laughably cliched problem that I just couldn’t take him seriously.
So I finally decided that it wasn’t worth forcing myself to continue reading this. It was clear where the story was going to go and the journey to the end was not going to be able to hold my interest.