My rating: 5 of 5 stars
“Romance is sex plus love. Erotica is sex plus fear.”
… and terrified I was! It is not a pretty story. It’s a very complicated almost real life story. There are no obstacles of boulder size, there are Mount Everest size obstacles that ALL characters in this book face.
I loved the story within the story that somewhat loosely paralleled the lives of the main characters. Nora lives and solves her life conundrums through writing. It is her therapy and she is her own psychologist. Amazingly strong she pulls herself out of her own hell and depression through her writing. She writes writes and deletes her love story with Soren to reminisce and remember. Gotta say it was not pretty and truly cringe worthy. But then again her 13 year old relationship with Soren is unconventional. But it is in their world and you just got to wrap your head around it and you do slowly and surely.
My favorite character was poor naive Wes. My heart broke for him as all his patience and optimism couldn’t change nor bring Nora in his world. He is an amazing boy who will grow into a perfect man… but not a perfect man for Nora. Wes has a big part of her heart and her innocence that she will never reach and therefore they do not belong together (I hope I won’t have to eat my words when this series concludes, but this is just my opinion).
Zach another important figure in her life most likely her creativity and one who helps her grow into a writer. She was a writer before but now she settles fully into her role with such confidence that I love it! Even when he was an ass to her when he found out about her 2nd job. That anger & despair he made her feel pushed her to finish that book. She didn’t need his editing after all… well maybe some. And I am so glad that his suffering only lasted just (this book aka 8months) and I’m glad how things ended for him. I had Soren’s precognition that although he has HOT chemistry with Nora he doesn’t belong to her and she doesn’t belong to him…
Now moving on to belonging… Soren… holy ssssss—- does he scared me in the begging. Shower scene anyone? But slowly he works into your system. He is still scary as hell but in a way you get him and his views and the world he lives in. But seriously!!! There are SOME VERY IMPORTANT things that’s hard to wrap around. Won’t spoil but those who read understand… *cough* profession wise.
To wrap up this rant… Loved the series very interested to know where this will lead.
B & N: bit.ly/1ojdoHY