I have read all her books since Friday. I was pre-ordering several ebooks, and Twenty-Eight and a half wishes showed on my feed as a recommendation. It was free, so I downloaded it. I was completely enthralled with the first several, and have read all of the series including the Novellas since Friday. As the books end with so many answered questions, I wanted to read the next one to see if any were answered.
I had a hard time finishing this book. This was the hardest one for me to follow. I was not enthralled with this one at all. Her books leaving me hanging at the end, there are too many unanswered questions, and I find that annoying, book after book. It is disappointing that this is a consistent pattern of this series.
So many of the story lines are not plausible and that makes it harder to follow. What is going on with Neely Kate and Ronnie? I don’t like the way Neely Kate is portrayed in this book, she is not sure of anything and suddenly lacks confidence, which she always had and that was what Rose admired when they first met. What is going on with Violet? She was suddenly talking to Maeve, in a conspiratorial way. Why are Kate & Hillary suddenly living in town? I do not understand why there was so much detail in regards to Hillary and JR. I don’t care to know more about her. Her parents knew what they were doing when they sent her to him that evening. Why is Kate staking Mason? I have not understood the Lady in Black character. How could Rose suddenly become so tolerant of the criminal element? Her only two boyfriends are in the criminal justice system. How does no one recognize her voice or mannerisms? Not one person tried to remove the veil.
I definitely agree with Mason breaking up with her. She was not honest with him and hid so much from him, the worst of course getting involved with Skeeter for the $9K that was stolen in the bank robbery, especially showing up at the auction and putting herself at risk as she thought she was pregnant with Mason's baby. It did not make any sense at all. Mason’s character seems to evolve into nothing. His efforts always seem fruitless.
She is always putting herself at risk and Joe and/or Mason are always bailing her out, it is unbelievable. She knows she is in danger, Mason is gone and she lets Muffy out, hears a noise at night and starts investigating the barn and suddenly runs into Joe?? I don’t know anyone that would put themselves in so much danger consistently as she does. Plus the risk she took going to the factory, ended with someone seriously hurt, someone shot and someone dead. With her sheltered upbringing, I have a hard time seeing this willingness to dive head first into danger. She went from a naive, sheltered 24 year old, to an unafraid, unfazed, confrontational 25 year old.
I enjoy reading and having the ability to picture what is going on in the stories, but this book has been harder to follow with so many unimportant story lines. Now with both Joe & Mason leaving her, who will be next? They both give her an engagement ring, yet break up with her? Joe gave her the ring, but in a different situation, Mason took his back and doesn’t give it back to her. I wonder if Jed will be the next? He does care about her.
I have noticed that these are not full length books, but installments, why can't we have one full length book that includes more?