In this book we meet Vivian who lost her father at a young age and lost trust in men. She goes to college, and meets Brooks who is a playboy. And being such the stud he is, he immediately falls for her and becomes a changed man. I seriously couldn’t believe how much he changed that quickly. I get the whole insta-love thing, I do. I have had that. I have read about it and believed it. Brooks just made me keep thinking, I hope he brought extra tampons. He was seriously that ridiculous to me.
I also hated the choices that Vivian made. I feel like she settled eventually and I just couldn’t feel for her at all. I did enjoy the secondary characters in the book, including Jen her best friend.
There are a lot of other reasons I just couldn’t connect with either of the main characters but I don’t want to give away any spoilers. For me, this book just really dragged on and I found it hard to stay focused. While there were some really funny lines to break up the monotony for me, I just couldn’t get into it. I did enjoy the ending a lot more than the beginning of the book though and that raised the rating for me.
Colorado native M.L. Steinbrunn is new to the professional literary community, but has been in love with the world of fictional characters and plot twists since she was a child. Writing short stories and reading anything she could get her hands on, it could be argued that her hobby borders on an obsession.
She works full-time as a middle school and high school educator and coach in rural Colorado where she and her husband are raising their three young children. Through education she has enjoyed guiding others on their paths and helping students build their stories. After countless evenings of discussing story ideas, it was her husband who encouraged her to follow her own path and publish her first novel.
She is currently working on her debut romance novel Forgive Us Our Trespasses, which is will be released in March of 2014. It will be the first in a series of intertwined stand-alone novels.
In her free time M.L. enjoys travelling, Amazon one-clicking, watching movies, chauffeuring her children to their one and half million activities, and people watching.
She would like to add a big thank you to everyone that has been overwhelmingly supportive of this incredibly scary yet exciting journey.