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Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Jove
Released on September 30, 2014
I loved getting to see all the heroines in this series get together, trade stories and bond. Throw in a hunky hero and you would think this was an awesome book. Read why I don’t thinks so….
Oh, this review isn’t going to go well. Well, 50/50 chance since I liked the hero, but really had a hard time with the heroine. So let’s take a look at these two and find out why I feel this way.
Molly Burnett is the younger sister of Emma from book one in the series. Molly has been elusive and we all wonder why she left Hope and never comes back. Not even to visit her parents. But now that Emma is getting married to Luke, Emma won’t take no from her sister on being there for her wedding. Returning, Molly is hit by memories she wished she could keep at bay. Memories of a painful past with Carter Richards. Living a nomad existence, she really doesn’t seem to relate to staying in one place.
Just leave already!
When Molly and Carter were teenagers, they knew they were soul mates. When Molly turns up pregnant, they start planning a future only to have it all end with a miscarriage. Misunderstandings, immaturity and silly problems supposedly devastate Molly so much, she breaks it off with Carter and flees Hope. They both never reveal to anyone why or what happened.
Carter while heartbroken over a lost love and child, moves on and makes a very good life for himself. He is a good man, does lots to help Hope and would be a dream come true husband if the chemistry worked right for any woman. Almost too good to be true, but he is what I wanted in a hero. So when Molly waltzes into Hope with a chip on her shoulder, a bad attitude towards everything and is ready to leave at a moments notice, I wanted to say adios and don’t let the door hit your ass on the way out! Yep, I was ready for her to leave and find Carter a real woman who could love him.
Come here hunk! I can find you a better lady!
Through the entire romance, Carter is the rock. He wants to explain a few things and talk, she cuts him off so bad, they never do get around letting him really talk about what happened. She was bitchy, mean, angry, grumpy and I never, ever warmed up to her nor did I feel like she had a case for leaving and breaking up with Carter. This was one grudge I think she imagined and held onto far too long.
The supporting cast is familiar if you have read the series and it was awesome getting to see them again. Girls nights out are the best. Even the guys were there and I loved seeing Luke again.
In the end I needed a heroine I could comfort, love and sympathize with and I got none of that. I did get some sexy scenes which I had to put aside my feelings for Molly to enjoy. It’s bad when you want to slap the heroine, pull the hero away and find him a better woman to love. Just not a great addition to a series I have grown to love.
What is it about heroines that we are so hard on them?
Do we hold them to a higher standard than our heroes?