This was one of my most anticipated reads for January 2022 and I am glad I got around to reading it.
In this story, Keena Rowan has just finished serving a five years prison sentence and is back in town hoping to make contact with her four year old daughter who is being cared for by her grandparents. After what went down before she was sent to prison, Keena knows it’s a long shot but then she meets Ledger Ward and they immediately connect. However, when Ledger discovers who she really is and what his association with her would mean to his loved ones, he is at crossroads. This is a story about loss, grief, regret, forgiveness and second chances.
Having recently read ‘Confess’ by the author in late December (you can check out my review in “book reviews”), immediately I got into this book, I felt exactly the same vibe I got from reading that story. Although as usual the author did well with the general theme(s) and plot, It was still quite predictable for me and I think I wanted more out of this story. I was hoping for a twist towards the end that would take me by storm but it never came.
The good thing about Colleen Hoover books is that they always get me thinking and in this case, I spent time analyzing each party’s position and wondered what I would have done if I was in either of their shoes. I was able to empathize with all the characters involved although despite that, I still didn’t warm up to Keena’s character.
If you are new to reading books by this author, you will probably really love this book but if you are a fan, chances are you may not feel like you are reading anything spectacular by her. It was a good read but not great!
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Published: January 18th 2022 by Montlake
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Colleen Hoover is an International and #1 New York Times bestselling author of romance, YA, thriller and Women’s Fiction. And maybe a ghost story soon.
She doesn’t like to be confined to one genre. If you put her in a box, she’ll claw her way out. Her social media username is @colleenhoover pretty much everywhere except her email, which is firstname.lastname@example.org
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