This… was not awesome.
I mean, I guess it was okay, and I skimmed it over the course of a couple of days during a lovely bought of “awake-at-3am-itis,” but… well, let’s just say it was told in first person present, which I absolutely LOATHE.
Kara’s best friend – whose name escapes me at the moment – is getting married next week. At the “pre-wedding party”, Kara discovers that one of the groomsmen is actually her first love, Ryan, the guy who broke her heart and who she hasn’t talked to or seen in over ten years. Kara’s also a romance novelist who has writer’s block, so you can see where this is going.
Fast forward to the “lovers thrown together” trope, and Ryan and his bulldog, Duke, are camping out on Kara’s couch until the wedding, Kara’s writing like mad because suddenly she’s inspired by the sexy times happening in her life, and all is well. Until, that is, the day of the wedding, when Ryan’s FIANCEE shows up to the wedding.
Long story (way too long) short, ten years ago Kara and Ryan broke up when the long distance thing didn’t work. She accused him of having an affair with the woman he turns up engaged to, they break up, her dad dies and his dad leaves, and they don’t talk again until the great pre-wedding party. So you can imagine, after all that, after all the recovery that takes place during the wedding week, that Kara’s a bit taken aback by the presence of the fiancée.
So she leaves for a six month sabbatical to Rome. There’s more not talking, then a Wild Romantic Gesture, then… you know what? It doesn’t matter. Because we all know Kara’s going to take Ryan back. Even though he TOTALLY CHEATED ON HER. Even though her TOTALLY CHEATED ON HIS FIANCEE. Even though Ryan is a word my mama doesn’t let me say. He “meant to break up with her” and “she didn’t mean anything” and blah blah blah cakes.
Ryan’s a cheater cheater pumpkin eater and Kara is dumb for thinking this happily ever after is going to last.
This book wasn’t okay.
That is all.
Except for Kara’s a pretty crappy romance writer, too.
But at least the dog was cute.
But Ryan still sucks.