How did I get it?:
Received from author in exchange for an honest review, for part of Irresistible Reads Book Tours.
Maura is a twenty three year old who is still coping with her parents’ sudden death two years ago. She recently graduated from college and now has her own catering business. A best friend-roommate who has been there through it all and helps make life manageable.
Until first love Pierson Hammer comes walking back into her life.
Pierson has demons of his own, after serving in the military for five years. Tormented from his past and present. he comes home hoping to make amends with Maura.
Can Maura forgive Pierson for leaving her all those years ago? Can she trust him with her future? Will she open herself up completely?
If I’m honest, based on the cover of this book, I wouldn’t have picked it up. It’s just a tad too cheesy for me. However, the synopsis intrigued me, so I’m glad I got to read the book.
I didn’t expect the book to be about PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). I know many books have hinted at it, but this book really delved into the mind of the sufferer. It was good to read it from Pierson’s point of view.
I thought the story was sweet and well written, but it didn’t grip me as much as I’d hoped it would. I think this is partly because with this book, I think it would’ve been nice to read an alternating point of view (perhaps a chapter by each character) between Pierson and Maura. It was good to read it from both points of view eventually, but for me spending time with one POV and then the second character didn’t seem to run smoothly and somewhat stilted the story.
I really liked Maura as a character. She had been through a lot and still remained strong enough to stand up for herself. I liked how she stood by Pierson’s side as he experienced a very rough time. It made their relationship believable.
Despite my reservations about this book, I still found it to be an enjoyable and easy read.
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