There were so many things going for this book that should have worked for me, but I struggled through it. And I entirely believe that this is a ‘me’ problem and might be a book enjoyed by others. It took me a really long time to warm up to the characters.
I want to start this review by stating that this book does not have a HEA, not in the romantic sense anyway. The Life We Almost Had is more Women’s Fiction than it is a romance novel and it’s probably on me for not paying close attention to these details when I was offered an ARC.
There was so much about this book that I wanted to love, but it didn’t hit all the right notes for me. Even though it took me a while to figure out where the book was based, I liked that we stepped out of the traditional small American town location to focus on a city like Brighton (if I’m not wrong) in England.
Everything about the way How to Survive a Modern-Day Fairy Tale sounded, it was right up my alley, but I didn’t enjoy it as much as I hoped.
Chasing Down the Dream is the first book in a new series featuring various different authors as they tell stories of couples living in the small town of Oak Bend, Michigan. The 8 book series sounds like it’s going to be a fun time and I’m looking forward to meeting different residents of this small town!
I loved the sound of the blurb and the premise, I enjoyed knowing that two strangers meet and connect, but then don’t see each other again for a while. But I didn’t like the way the story was told.