Low 4 Stars
I woke up on the wrong side of the bed today.
Shocking, I know.
What can I say.
At our last house, I had a door mat that said “GO AWAY.”
But Sir Handyman convinced me to lessen the mean and get one that says the ever cliche “Wipe Your Paws” at our new digs.
As I said, I am not feeling the Christmas spirit today.
Or the review spirit, for that matter.
So I have no actual idea what I am about to write here.
But, fuck it, let’s wing it.
I liked this book.
But, I must say…
It was no Winnipeg.
For me, at least.
I can’t put my finger on the WHY…
But, I can supply the WHAT.
The WHAT being that I just didn’t feel connection between Diana and Dallas that I felt between Van & Aiden and Sal & Kulti.
I didn’t feel the palpable, magnetic pull between them that I did with the other couples.
And, overall, the story just didn’t draw me in the way the those other two books did.
This one felt a LOT slower moving.
Believe me, I know this is an unpopular opinion to have.
But, that’s how I feel.
And ***spoilers*** maybe I’m a trashy whore…
Okay – revise! – BECAUSE I’m a trashy whore…
Dallas’ non-marriage felt like a super flimsy hurdle on their road to relationshipville, in my opinion.
Call me crazy, but being that he and his non-wife got married for….administrative reasons, were barely actually together, and had been separated for years?
I just didn’t understand the hold up.
As I said, it just felt a little flimsy to me.
I don’t know if I was just expecting another Winnipeg, thus leaving this book feeling like less in comparison, or what.
But what can I say, I’m human.
That said, I did enjoy this book.
It has the slow burn build that we have come to expect from Ms. Zapata.
And the characters of Josh and Louie were to die for.
Thus, overall this was a super solid read – and I did enjoy it – and I look forward to her next release.