I had high hopes for this book but it never really clicked for me. There were too many structural issues that made it distracting to read and the dialogue felt kind of still (I noticed the author didn't use many contractions, for example, and that doesn't read true to how most people speak). There was also a lot of explaining, inner dialogue from Sienna rather than allowing a natural conversation between characters to develop the scene. It wasn't a terrible plot but it was fairly predictable. I didn't care much for the ending since I was obviously rooting for Ace (and why wouldn't anyone? He's a catch!). Other things annoyed me a bit, like saying 27 was too young for marriage but old enough for botox...huh? Overall, it was an okay book. Appreciated that there was no explicit sex scenes and cursing was kept to a minimum. Not sure if I'll continue reading the series or not.
I really wanted to like this book. I read and even re-read some of the reviews of those who gave this book 4 or 5 stars. For the most part, it was enjoyable. I did come across a lot of grammatical errors and some bad sentence structure. The storyline itself was enjoyable but I never got a "mind's eye" of what any of our characters looked like, with the exception of Carrie. I like the characters to be fully developed so that I can relate to them on some level. Unfortunately, that didn't really happen here. There was one plot point that just didn't seem entirely plausible, but then again, in a story I guess anything is possible. I typically like REALLY good dialog, but that was sadly missing here as well. Perhaps the 2nd book is better, but I just haven't decided if I'm going to find out or not.
This book had so many different moments that stood out as great, I wouldn’t do them proper justice to try and describe any of it to you. Just know that the characters are fantastic and incredibly relatable, the storyline will keep your attention the entire time, and it gives you a “Happier for Now” ending, rather than a cliffhanger or “Happily Ever After” one. Enjoy it. I sure did!
I enjoyed this book more than expected. Although it felt like a Hallmark movie at times (of which I'm a big fan), the ending wasn't quite so cliche which was a nice surprise. Also full of humor and good character development. I would read the next story in the series.
A somewhat fun to read book. It has interesting characters and humor. It drags a bit and I had figured out the troubling issue long before the author chose to disclose it. It reads like the first book written by a new author. I'm confident that the writing abilities will get much better as more books are written.
The book begins with a slow but obvious March to a break up. Since this is obviously the driving conflict throughout the story, it was hard to concentrate on the well written yet inane dialogue which did not work as character development. The friends were one dimensional beings: the responsible one, the blunt one, the gossipy one. We never learn enough about them to warrant them any attention. While the writing is good, it leaves the reader feeling left hanging as the story is suddenly tied up with a bow. Where was the intensity and the emotions which come with any breakup much less a betrayal of trust as this breakup was? I look forward to future books by Baldwin as the writing is superb and she shows a mastery of casual dialogue which can appear forced in most novels, but the plot in this novel failed her.