“THE DOWNSIDE OF LOVE felt right from the start.”
~ Under the Covers

When I read the first part of this duet, something was off to me.  Some people said that they thought I would enjoy the second one more. 🙂  Well, I’m here to tell you that’s exactly what happened.  And this will be a hard review to do without spoiling it so I’ll probably keep it short.

Have you ever felt like there was something keeping you from fully connecting with a book and you can’t quite put your finger on it?  Then all of a sudden you have an aha! moment and it’s all so clear.  I had my aha! moment while reading the second installment in this duet.  Everything made sense.  Why I was loving this one so much more, and why the first one I had problems with.  THE DOWNSIDE OF LOVE felt right from the start.

I connected with this book in a way I didn’t with the first one.  I loved the characters, all of them.  I could sympathize with their pain.  I admit I wish some of the problems, which are serious emotional issues, would’ve been shown as addressed a little more in the end.  That’s my one complaint about this book.  It ends rather easily and simply.  And left me thinking: what about those issues?  Maybe some more time should’ve passed and had the characters come back a little more emotionally stable.  That might’ve been something I could believe in.

Even with that, this was a great story.  Addictive from start to finish.  I kind of just wanted to forget the first book ever happened and just think of this as a one book story.  But that wouldn’t work, would it?


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  1. This is the second great review for this book that I’ve seen this week. I need this book in my life now. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Francesca!

  2. I have read the first of the duet, but not the second one . . . yet. I will say this; in the first one the author did a splendid job of setting up a seemingly intractable situation between the h/h. I am very interested in seeing how she will resolve it to get to the HEA. But in the meantime, I have a couple of other books that I simply must complete first. I have found that 600 pages about one couple is a lot to read straight through; thus I tend to break up ‘multi-parters’.