(request submitted by author for an honest critique)
I can empathize with losing a first love and the emotional toll it causes by finding each other again. It might cause an individual(s) to act out of character. However, I believe Micah and Elsa's actions were hurtful to the ones they supposedly cared about.
1.) Micah asked to speak to Elsa alone (in her room) while his GF (Elsa's roomie Liza) and her man, Nick, stay in the kitchen in shock at the revelation Ace is really Micah, Elsa's one and true love. Nick is furious at them being alone together because Elsa is finally moving forward with him. Liza trusts Elsa so she says its ok. They need closure. This is where the pain really begins for Liza and Nick. Micah and Liza kiss and not a sweet peck either. He states he will leave Liza for her if given the chance; even though, he claimed to be developing deep feelings for Liza. Sorry but that's FUBAR!!
2.) Later that same night, Micah leaves a drunken, upset, sleeping Liza to come back to Elsa where they have sex together. He didn't break up with Liza until the following day. Again, WTBH!!
3.) When Liza returns to their apartment, Elsa asks how could she be with Micah and not hurt her (Liza). Shouldn't she have thought about that, oh say, before she shagged Micah? No, she didn't put Liza or Nick's feelings into the equation until after the fact. I will say Liza handled the situation better than most people. As for Micah and Elsa, I for one am ashamed they couldn't have date nights at his place so Liza had time to deal with the awkward turn of events. Nope, they again didn't think of her feelings at all. Pity.
With all that said, I want to briefly touch base on the plot surrounding the child, Michael. Without going into much detail so I don't ruin it for others, I will only say I have mixed feelings on this. Again, no one comes out of this unscathed.
I want to end this review on a happy note and the reason why I gave this book a score of 2 instead of 1. Liza and Nick will get their HEA and Matt, well, is a big ball of hunky sunshine.
Heart Rating System - 1 (lowest) and 5 (highest)
With the love and support of her family, she is following her dream while teaching her children how important it is to follow theirs. She prides herself in believing that anything is possible, the first step is believing in yourself.
Heidi's passionate and loving style in which she lives her life comes through in her writing. Her heart has led her down the genre path of a contemporary and suspense romance writer, but she has plans to extend her vision into other genres as well
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