Coming Home, P.E. Kavanagh
Genre: General Fiction (Adult), Romance
I hadn’t read book one, didn’t realise that these books were connected, I guess Lucas and Ramona were secondary characters in that. Maybe I’d have felt closer to them and the story if I had read the first.
I understood the sizzle when she first met Lucas again, but wished I knew if they’d ever been more than just Good Friends, as that seemed to get heated very quickly. Then once Ramona found out about the engagement I didn’t see why she was still with him, especially when he just refused to answer or even consider answering any of her questions. I’d be saying “right, I’m off” and the person I feel Ramona was would too. Yet she doesn’t, doesn’t ask questions even while telling herself she deserves answers, just carries on in the same way.
I didn’t really get why Lucas was with his fiancee. ( Annabelle? I’ve even forgotten her name and its only a day after reading…) the whole secrecy bit, reasons, excuses, nothing really added up IMO, and then at times it delves into what could be some deep drama but jumps out just as quickly without anything really happening.
I was irritated too at the fact Ramona hasn’t been back for ten years, and yet soon as she’s here its as if she has a monopoly on grief, she’s busy blaming her brother for not being around enough because of his career, even though he lives locally, while conveniently forgetting she’;s been away ten years!
Stars: Two, sadly a story that didn’t work for me. As ever though others love it, I guess its one of those reads that suit some readers, not others. You can’t please all of the people all of the time etc.
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