Publishing Date: Nov. 23, 2013
Format: ARC, ebook
Girl meets boy - specifically, knockout, senior-paralegal girl Alison Carson meets hotshot Boston lawyer boy Rick Waterman while he is visiting Alison's beloved hometown of San Francisco on a month-long trial.
Girl and boy fall in love. Boy eventually goes back home and promises to call. Boy doesn't call. Girl experiences heartbreak, plus an actual physical malady as a result of the affair. Girl then finds out about boy's other girl back home.
Girl wants revenge. Girl secretly gets revenge, but goes too far with it. Boy's life is wrecked. Girl then feels guilty.
Boy finally calls girl and apologizes. Boy and girl fall back in love. That is, until boy starts getting suspicious.
I received a free copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review.
This was an interesting book. There were definitely things I liked about it, but also things that I didn't like too much. When I first started reading this, the writing seemed really formal, and not like many other books I read. I also thought there were a few moments when the writing and characters were pretty awkward. One of these moments was when Alison was in the hospital, about to have surgery, and starts talking about how she needs a Power of Attorney. This isn't something people often think of right before they're wheeled into surgery. Usually its before something bad happens, or after it's happened. Alison and Rick's romance was also very interesting, but once you read this book, you'll understand why! (they're both a little crazy).
What I did like about this book was the plot and concept. However, I think if it had been more developed, and longer than 100+ pages, it could have been much better. I just felt like we didn't really get to know the characters that much, and this short novella covered a really long time period - about 3 years I believe. I wish there would have been more information about everything that happened; basically I wanted more plot development.