I didn't love the book, but I didn't hate it either. The book left me thinking and running scenarios through my head. I was intrigued by this book from the start. The premise was somewhat unique and took some figuring out, and so the book does get 2-3 stars for that effort and ingenuity. But overall, the book saddened me and left me disheartened.
I mean the idea that 2 people over the centuries meet and become a couple and then die, are reincarnated into the next life and are able to recall their past lives together, and so they go in search of one another in each additional life time - yeah, I like that idea. WOW! What an interesting scenario! It sounds like a sweet, thought-provoking read, but it just didn't get delivered within these pages. It wasn't sweet; it was selfish. The whole idea of soul mates got taken to another level here. It wasn't romantic; it was creepy. It wasn't inspiring; it freaked me out.
The idea of an 80-something-year-old man telling a woman in her twenties that they should be together because they've always been together throughout the centuries. And then telling her that they had agreed that if one of them died before the other that the other would take their own life so they could come back and be close once more. [Shiver!] That's the stuff of nightmares.