Have you any idea how straight love stories affect me? It's torturous! Saddening and difficult to get through. I keep expecting someone to jump through a window, while a a couple retreats before a toasty, fireplace, throwing poisonous darts! Or for a monstrous python, that's resistant to fire to creep down the chimney and swallow the loving couple whole!
Normal love stories don't do it for me...
But I have to admit, Jane Green pulled me in. She's tricky, that one there! My main character in Falling, A Love Story is British! What's not to love about that?
So Emma is looking for an adventure, solo-style. She came from the so-called "Upper Crust" but didn't want to follow through with what was expected of her. She stayed in a relationship for five years, just because her family thought her beau was "The One". She did everything for everyone else. So when she decided to take a job that would transfer her across the Atlantic, to New York, she jumped at it, leaving the bourgeois behind her- that was mostly for her mother and father.
Okay, what did I like? I appreciated Emma wanting something that wasn't centered around a man. She wanted independence, even when she had no steady paycheck- and I won't say why because that would give away SPOILERS! Just know that once she got to the US, she went through some changes that landed her in Westport, Connecticut. That's where she gets to know Dominic. I also enjoyed the reality of her relationship with Jesse, Dominic's son. He's introduced early in the story, which is good, and the boy doesn't want a woman in their lives. He resists Emma, so it's real the way they slowly came together. A man's son has to come before a woman. That's just the way it is.
What I didn't like were the inner-battles within herself. She fussed so much about how different she and Dominic were that when things happened that were conflict, they fizzled before they even got anywhere. I wanted more bang than Green really wanted to offer for them. I was really surprised. I also didn't like the character hopping POV's. I think it would have worked so much if it was Emma's story to share and everything happened to her, for her and with her. Other than that, it wasn't too bad a story.
On to the next read- oh, Falling: A Love Story released today. If you're big on romance, this is your book. Next please!📚
Ratings: 👓👓👓👓/5 specs
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**Book provided by Shelf Awareness, for an honest review.
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