The story sounded interesting and I really cannot put my finger on why I wasn’t gripped by it.
The heroine is a good character, careful who she gets involved with, not too trusting, but still down to earth and reasonable. The hero on the other side stays quite faceless. Him being quiet or unobtrusive had nothing to do with it – I love the quiet type – but apart from the fact that he observed, remembered and cared we know not much about him as a person. It’s hard to describe, he is a lovely guy, responsible, everything you could ask for. He had a dubious past as a peripheral member of some gang and quite a lot to deal with at present, and nevertheless, he felt not very fleshed out.
The story moves ultra slow, which was a good change from the usual and I liked how it developped. There was enough tension with the protagonists’ and past and subsequently emotional issues, so I am not complaining about that either. The writing was good, and I really wanted to like this book more than I did.
Somehow the couple and the development of their relationship didn’t come to life for me. I am sorry, but I just wasn’t feeling it.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.