This is a great story about a young girl (Rowe Stanton) who survives a school shooting that takes her best friend and her boyfriend. After two years o..Show More »f hiding from the world she heads to college where she meets baseball star Nate Preeter and begins to resurrect her life. For the first few hours of this audiobook I was totally expecting to be granting a five star rating to this one. Then there were a few scenes featuring Rowe McHypocrite and at that point there was a great deal of teeth grinding, then fast forwarding going on. She throws what we in the mountains call a hissy fit and Nate the whipped pup accepts it all. Which brings me to a point that I just have to make; why is it that all female romance writers make the male leads of these books into wimps or women? I am more into women than men, but when I'm with a man, I want a man. The frame of reference this author uses seems to be that the guy is always at fault. Then in the last 10 to15% percent of the story Rowe has reason to be upset but then she becomes Whiny Girl for way too long. I can and do understand that PTSD deeply affects people but Rowe's actions don't seem consistent with the diagnosis. Given those weaknesses I still like this book enough to give it four big stars.
I thoroughly enjoyed the continuing story of this group of college students. Many poignant moments and many wonderfully funny ones. Listened to enti..Show More »re book in one sitting. Couldn't stop. Can't wait for next book? So hope there is a next book!
I don’t like to compare the reading and listening of a book because to me it’s two completely different things. I listen to books for a different expe..Show More »rience. Usually I feel more emotions when I listen and it’s a wonderful journey. I think this book is perfect reading print or listening. I recommend both because you get two wonderful but different experiences.