Still In Love With You, Lexie Davis
*Sigh…* I hate it when this happens. I liked the sound of this, it had some good reviews so I requested, started reading and…its just doesn’t work for me 😦
What was good was the humour, some snappy witty fun.
I liked Aubree’s work ethic, her love for her family and understood her need to get away after what transpired ten years back.
Parker I liked too, a good man, very caring about others and yet haunted by his past, by his PTSD. He had a very caring family too, though I didn’t understand why he wasn’t close to his step mum and step/half sisters – I’m not sure which they were, it wasn’t clear. He works hard at his job, knows everyone in the town and commands respect.
So far so good, but I didn’t find it plausible in the week they had together that so much could happen, that her clients could supply all that kitchen equipment to arrive the next day, and clearly done by phone or internet. It certainly can’t happen like that in UK, and I’m sure US can’t be that far off.
I didn’t think Parker would accept all that either, he seemed quite a proud man and the excuse of being best friends as well as lovers ten years and more past didn’t really mean for me he’d be happy about that.
Likewise how quickly they got the renovations done, having done some myself in the past it just isn’t possible – I know his home is small but it would need to be doll house size!!
Then his salary, are sheriffs really paid so little? It sounded as if he was on the minimum possible to just scrape by, yet with his forces training he ought to have been higher paid. Maybe its just that US/UK difference again, our policing works very differently and someone with his past and skills would be far better salaried.
I found the town gossips and the way Aubree let things run was a bit strange, funny at first but to keep playing along? Again for me that didn’t sit well, and especially knowing Parker has been in a relationship for a year and his girlfriend isn’t happy about it.
I was irritated at both Aubree and Parker about the way poor Sophie was treated, that left a bad taste 😦
I guess that’s it, didn’t feel a “real” story, didn’t like the way Sophie was treated, didn’t feel the gossips in the town would get quite that carried away…but as has happened before I’m in the minority, just proves how we all like different things from our reading, and that readers need to look at description and reviews when deciding if a story is or isn’t for them.
This isn’t a bad book, just that for me its not the right book, but its perfect for others. horses for courses as I’m always saying.
Stars: Sadly a two, just not the right book for me.
ARC supplied for review purposes by Netgalley and Publishers