➦This contemporary romance is a first book in Magnolia Series and also Alexandra Page’s debut. After reading the blurb I knew that this was going to be an emotional second chance love story. It follows two characters who help each other heal. There’s grief and heartbreak but there’s also hope.
➦While I thought this book had interesting characters with compelling backstories, I have to be honest and say that it’s the delivery that I’ve struggled with here. The writing style flows well and I can definitely tell that Alexandra Page has a way with words, but, somehow, this novel wasn’t successful at grabbing my attention all the way…
➦There were some events that I felt should not have been revealed as early in the story as they were. I wished for more anticipation. I felt like I was told too much information and was watching from the sidelines for things to unfold instead of being immersed in the book. More flashbacks to the past would have been awesome. I wanted to be “shown” not “told” in a lot of cases.
➦I don’t discourage anyone from reading this book and you should definitely try it out for yourself if you enjoy emotional reads with tortured heroines an sweet heroes. One thing to keep in mind is that this book does end in somewhat of a cliffhanger and there will be another book to follow.
P.S. Forgot to mention that it’s rather slow burn