“a quick read-i really liked it!
“a quick read-i really liked it!
“The basis for this story is good. It just kept going on and on. It is written in two parts. If the second part of the book was the longer of the two I may have enjoyed it more. I normally have a hard time putting a book down. I had to make myself read part one and finished part two in one sitting.”Colleen Dallman wrote this review Friday, March 15, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“In all honesty, I usually don’t go for these types of books and that’s why it had been sitting on my TBR shelf for quite a while. I could really kick myself for that because this is the best story I have read in, well, I can’t remember when. It has earned a coveted spot on my favorites shelf. I cannot give enough kudos to the author. I laughed, I cried, I gritted my teeth in anger, I grinned from ear to ear, and I cried some more. This book is the epitome of an emotional roller coaster.
What I love most about the story, besides the story of course, is the setting and the characters.
It all takes place in a small southern town of Arkansas. Being a small-town southern girl myself, this really pulled me into the story from the get-go as I could relate to just about all of the goings on…the people, the scenery, the dialogue (the bless her heart euphemism is so true; that saying has come out of my mouth more times that I can count).
The characters were written wonderfully. They were fleshed out and didn’t leave me asking questions about who they were. Too often do I read a book where I truly don’t know the people but this story is not the case. I absolutely love Alix. She’s like my sister from another mister. I really felt a kinship with her, having more than a few things common. We’re listeners rather than talkers, avid readers and we have a friendly disposition but if you provoke us, we can turn into quite the spitfires. But that’s where the similarity ends because she has something that I don’t. Nick. And every girl needs someone like him. He is a prime example of not judging a book by its cover. Growing up “on the wrong side of the tracks”, you expect a bad boy demeanor but he is nothing of the sort. He turns out to be chivalrous, romantic, and too good for his own good, if that makes any sense.
I could go on and on and give a synopsis of the story but I don’t want to give too much away. The story should be experienced first-hand.
The only problem that I have with this book, which is purely my own, is that I hadn’t read it sooner and I cannot go back and read it for the first time again.
“Great story. Very compelling. Loved the vibe between Nick and Alix. I really dug that they met as kids and that part of the story was just how kids act at that age. I appreciated meeting the characters at various ages.”TracySchoenberg wrote this review Monday, September 24, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was good for what it is which is a nice little guilty pleasure love story. Some parts of it came of as a little cliché and corny and the drama was a little Lifetime movie-ish but all in all I enjoyed it considering it only cost me one dollar.”Chulabird54 wrote this review Saturday, August 4, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book really moved and engrossed me. Alix and Nick had the forever kind of love that was able to withstand separation, betrayal, and loss. At each each step of their relationship, both felt very strongly about their love. But Nick's feeling of inadequacy made him sacrifice himself to let Alix go. And Alix was never happy or whole without Nick. I wanted to take half a star off for the many subplots and betrayals that seemed unnecessary. But in the end I was really moved by this book.”ALICE S wrote this review Thursday, July 19, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“One of the best books ever! Loved this story! Read it in under two days!”Teri E wrote this review Thursday, May 3, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Loved this book! Such a sweet story. You never know what's going to happen, even if you think you do. It's about boy & girl childhood best friends with drastically different backgrounds who grow up & help each other deal with difficulties of life and end up falling in & out of love. No review or summary can do it justice, you have to read it. ”Sarah wrote this review Tuesday, May 1, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A real heart wrenching book that pushed me to read more. At times I got really pissed off, but had to find out what was going to be the outcome. The ending saved it for me, it was worth the frustrations and I was "in the mood" for this type of emotional read. ”Melody wrote this review Monday, April 2, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No