Say something about yourself!
I am still liking this series.....BUT....there seemed to be an overwhelming amount of space filler in this book. Over and over again with lines like "But I'm not ready to tell him my secret"...."This could expose my secret"......"it was on the tip of my tongue to tell him my secret".....ARGHHHH and then the secret...not such a secret! So I say GRRRR!!!!
Many, many lines said repeatedly throughout the book. We did get some closure on some open ended items though, so THAT I really liked. This book seemed to be a conclusion for book one...that story is done...but the story of Sara and Chris and where they are going is book 3....come on September!!!!
This installation of the series really ropes you in. The flawed characters of Marc and Chris are brought to life in such a way that makes them so lifelike. Sarah is confronted by gorgeous men at every turn. The mystery of Rebecca's disappearance deepens. The ending will surprise you and you will have to read the next installation immediately. So hot!
This is not left with a cliffhanger, has raw emotion and excitement. You finally find where Rebecca is!!!! It is better than the first book and a definite recommend if you liked the first. The narrator is exceptional.
Finally some answers and a lot more turns than the first one. Too many sexual parts for my tastes and a little too much self reflection but overall I enjoyed it. Looking forward to the next book.
Say something about yourself!
This has to be one of the best book series I have read. It will keep you in suspense. The character Sara is fantastic. Plus the Story of Sara, Chris and Rebecca's story is great. Plus I cried my eyes out when Sara confessed about her past and Chris's way of dealing with pain.
I was a little disappointed with the way the writer made Sara question whether her relationship with Chris would work out. I kept waiting for some "big" reveal about their pasts that would answer the question. Unfortunately the story line for that part of the book was severely lacking thus making it difficult to listen all the way until the end.
I am a lover of books. I enjoy losing myself in a fabulous romance and great story plot.
I can't help but feel that this series is going to be, at least a little, weighed down by the fact that it was changed from the original 3 books to 5 books. So, in that respect, in "Being Me" more developments are trickled down the pike. We are give two male competitors in Mark and Chris. Both men want Sara, but in different ways. Mark declares his intentions for Sara in this book and it's not in a "prince charming" kind of way. It's dark, seductive and perhaps tempting, but not enough to disrupt the steady romance and link between Chris and Sara. I was drawn to Mark in this book. I felt conflicted because I really want him to be saved as well. Sara is saving Chris and vise versa.....but Mark certainly needs to be saved by a desperate, healing kind of love.
Now to Chris, there are so many things I really like about Chris: his tatts, his motorcycle, his charisma, and I also love that he is always in tune with Sara's feelings and moods--I mean, come on!!--For any man, that is a huge feat! With Sarah, Chris is tender, but fun. He is committed to only her (whereas Mark would definitely want to share her with others). I also love that he is generous with his charity events and immerses himself fully and personally when helping those less fortunate.
Overall, I thought this book was well executed. The writing is very good. I LOVED how throughout the book, readers are not privy to a secret Sara is withholding, which she must eventually share with Chris. When it comes out, both the readers and Chris are learning about it for the first time. I thought this was clever because you can't judge Sara prematurely for the secret she withholds. Sometimes when female leads hold secrets, I get annoyed as it's so obvious that type of thing will pop up later in the plot and it just becomes so predictable. Not so, in this case.
In this installment Rebecca's whereabouts are revealed, we see a more vulnerable side to Mark, there is a crazy encounter with Sara's ex-fiance, Chris deals with his own issues in a self-destructive way, more interesting artists weave themselves into this story,and the mystery surrounding Sara's friend builds up. Not sure when I'm going to read/listen to the following installments......maybe I'll wait for the 5th book to be released before I venture back into this saga.
Narrator: Grace Grant is very good. She made this audiobook more enjoyable. Great job overall!