Author: Colleen Hoover
Publication: September 18, 2012
By: Simon & Schuster
Hardships and heartache brought them together…now it will tear them apart.
Layken and Will have proved their love can get them through anything; until someone from Will’s past re-emerges, leaving Layken questioning the very foundation on which their relationship was built. Will is forced to face the ultimate challenge…how to prove his love for a girl who refuses to stop ‘carving pumpkins.
Thank you Netgalley and Simon & Schuster for this ARC. I had a few issues with this book.
Here's what I liked: Will's POV, the kids and the way it ended. The "butterflying" was hilariously inappropriate too.
What I had trouble with: I felt the writing was stilted in places and there were too many simple sentences. Take out a few periods, throw in a comma or two and the paragraph would've flowed much easier. (I read an ARC so it's quite possible this was fine tuned before the final copy was released.)
One of the things I enjoy about contemporaries is how believable they are (for the most part) but one too many dramatic situations and the story begins to feel forced. The same holds true for the characters, I mean, I like Will but there were times I felt he swayed too far into the "I'm too perfect to be real." category.
This was a decent sequel but I couldn't help thinking it would've made a more well rounded story if some things had been cut and Will's POV added to the first book.