Disclaimer: I am friends with the author; however, I purchased this ebook for full price.
On the surface, this plot reads like a wacky soap opera. Melodramatic and completely unrealistic. But Norinne makes it work, and every single character in this story is someone I can imagine meeting in real life.
Beyond the primary plot, this story also includes some fascinating family dynamics and drama, on both sides of the (not-so-metaphorical) aisle. David and Victoria are complete characters both within the scope of their relationship and as part of their own family. I hope Norinne continues this series, because I’d love to see each of Victoria’s brothers feature in their own story.
Some of the obstacles in the couple’s path stretched credulity for me, especially Victoria’s reaction to David’s previous marriage and divorce. I felt less sympathy for her when the full context of the situation was revealed, but I have the benefit of distance, and Victoria is definitely not the same type of person as me.
One thing this book absolutely does well is showcase the realities of modern dating, especially between two working professionals. I found myself cheering for Victory and David to make everything work out on multiple levels.
Rating: 4 (out of 5) stars. Cross-posted to Amazon and Goodreads.