Love is the last thing on Zoe’s mind. Widowed at only twenty-six, she’s just trying to get through one lonely day at a time as she grieves her late husband, and finds the energy to take care of her infant son.
As Zoe bravely tries to hold herself together, her husband’s cousin and business partner, Adam, offers his support and friendship. Shattered by her loss, Zoe is distant and resentful at first, but Adam gently persists, and Zoe’s reserve soon begins to crumble… Adam knows that Zoe needs time to heal but finds himself more and more attracted to her. He knows he must not act on these forbidden feelings, but they just won’t go away… Noelle Adams’s Bittersweet is a poignant, fearless exploration of friendship, loss, new beginnings, and the healing power of love.
©2013 Noelle Adams (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
I have no idea what authors are thinking when they make the heroine a total A-hole. Is that supposed to make her look strong? Well, it doesn’t! Zoe was a complete jerk to Adam from the time the funeral started. She couldn’t even open her mouth without something nasty coming out. When I start out disliking the hero or heroine it’s pretty hard for me to change my mind about him/her. So, I like Adam a lot and I couldn’t stand Zoe at just 10%. I knew if she didn’t get better soon I wasn’t going to finish this book.
At 30% I was really tired of her pity party and her lack of concern for Adam’s feelings. AND there wasn’t on ounce of guilty desire for each other. I mean, even if they weren’t going to do anything about it it looks like there would be some kind of feelings. This was a really boring book. The 4 and 5 star reviews must have been by readers who really didn’t care if there was any kind of story at all. Unless you wanted to read about Logan’s first steps, or Logan’s first words, or Logan eating, or Logan playing on the floor, or Zoe nursing Logan, or Logan having a screaming fit. It just went on and on about Logan.
Anyway, I got to 45% and I’m done. It’s just too angsty for me, on Zoe’s part, and I just feel sorry for Adam. Even though it’s just a book I feel like he could do better, the author could have made Zoe a better character. I never really connected with Zoe. I started off not liking her and I never got over it.
I’m sure, from what the reviews said, there was sex in this book but there was not one little thing that led up to it. And there was no swearing, or anything else, for that matter.
As to the narrator: I absolutely love Amy McFadden. She reads with so much emotion and does such terrific voices but even she couldn’t help this book.
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