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4 stars = I REALLY liked this book I reread Him before starting
4 stars = I REALLY liked this bookWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I reread Him before starting Her so that I could reacquaint myself with Sarah and Will’s story. Where Him is narrated from Sarah’s perspective, Her is Will’s side of their story. I will admit slight reservations that this would simply be a rehashing of Him, Ms. Heywood surprised me be telling Will’s story in a linear fashion as opposed to the alternating past and present style used in Sarah’s story.
This allowed her to begin Will’s story with the first time he really noticed Sarah and how his feelings toward her changed over time. I found the information on Will’s family situation sad and my heart hurt for Will the boy. As the reader knows the things that Will doesn’t when their relationship breaks down, it makes his reactions that much more heartbreaking – to know that he loved Sarah as much as he loved her and to lose her through no fault of his own is tragic. As the story moves to the present and you witness that Will is in as much pain as Sarah over their separation, it makes for a difficult read. But this makes the story that much sweeter once Will goes to Colorado with Sarah for the summer.
Fortunately for the reader, Ms. Heywood takes the story beyond where it ended in Him and we get to see what Sarah and Will endure as they move their relationship forward. The author keeps a level of realism in the book by not letting things go perfectly. There are bumps and turns on their path forward, but as they overcome them, it just helps to strengthen their relationship – especially when those bumps are other people flirting with them. Fortunately, they do move forward and find their way to their happy ending.
Ms. Heywood has written a lovely companion novel that serves to enrich Sarah and Will’s story without it being a regurgitation of material from Him. It allows the reader to connect with Will and feel the heartbreak that he went through as well. I will say that I absolutely LOVED the proposal scene and felt that it was perfect for this couple. I look forward to reading more of Ms. Heywood’s writing in the future.
I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
Reviewed by Angela at Crystal's Many Reviewers!
Posted January 29, 2014
I was looking forward to seeing Will's POV after reading "H
I was looking forward to seeing Will's POV after reading "HIM" that had Sarah's POV. To tell the truth, I liked the first half better than the last part. Too much "I love you so much". If you did not read HIM by this author, then do read it because this book will make more sense. It is possible for two people in love, have a terrible misunderstanding and don't speak for 7 years! Sad but true. it is nice to have a HEA. But my real question is "will there be a story about Sawyer?" She is such a great BFF for Sarah and her story needs to be told. Enjoy!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 3, 2013
Since reading the first book, which I fell in love with, I¿m sup
Since reading the first book, which I fell in love with, I’m super excited to read this one.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Plot: The only part I really enjoyed is the beginning. The plot gave a good back round history on how the characters met. How they grew up together to them falling in love. It then repeats the same plot in the first book, then goes to their life now. Their life now is what I expected. Drama with unexpected characters and lots of sex. Not that the sex is bad it just that, that’s all they do! The last few chapters was them getting it on. Their was no romance, no romantic speak, just that. For me, that’s get boring fast. I want more plot, more dates, more interaction. Not just sex.
Love: Well, you already know that these two characters fall in love. I really love the first half of the story. Getting to know them while they were kids and watching them be each other friend is the sweetest thing to watch.
Overall, this book is good. It did provide some differences from the first book but pretty much it was as expected. If you enjoyed the first book then you will like this one.
Posted November 26, 2013
Posted November 7, 2013
"What do you do when the girl you're in love with runs away
"What do you do when the girl you're in love with runs away?"Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
When I read the first book in this series, Him, a few months ago, I really enjoyed it. I'm a sucker for a book where the characters have a history with each other and are reunited for one reason or another. Second chances are one of my favorite plot devices, especially when it feels real and I can connect with the characters. That was absolutely the case with Him. It's even more true with Her. Him was told from Sarah's perspective; Her from Will's. But it's more than just a switch in the perspective, it's an addition to Sarah and Will's story. It spans more time in their history… and future.
"She is still wearing the ring I gave her over a decade ago. That has to mean something. It means, whether she knows it or not, that she is still mine."
If you read Him (and if you haven't, why not?!), you know the basics of the story… Girl meets boy and they become friends. Both date other people and eventually realize they're in love with the other. Confessions. Girl and boy date. There's a misunderstanding and girl runs away. Boy and girl come face-to-face years later and the old feelings are still there. It's as though they were waiting all those years to find their way back to each other. It's sweet (and maybe not entirely realistic), but anyone who has a person like that in their past wishes it happened like it did for this boy and this girl.
"I miss what Sarah and I once had. It might be crazy to still be hung up on the girl I dated my senior year of high school, but she was so much more than that. She was my best friend."
Sarah and Will come face-to-face with each other for the first time in seven years on a plane. She's heading back home for her brother's wedding. Will still lives in their hometown and he's heading back there after a business trip. Sarah doesn't realize that Will and her brother are best friends, that he's responsible for introducing her brother to his future wife or that he's in the wedding. Sarah's walls are up. Will is just thrilled to have her back around and desperate to find out what happened all those years ago. It takes some time for Sarah to open up to Will. Will was an open book. (Have I mentioned I love a sensitive guy?) They longer they spend together, the more apparent it is that their feelings are just as strong as they were seven years ago, if not stronger, and that they absolutely belong together.
"I've loved you and only you, Sarah, for the last seven years. When you left, I never got over it."
What I loved most about this book - and it was difficult to pick just one thing - is the amount of Will's vulnerability, and the depth of his feelings, it showed. The first book dove right in. This one had more of a slow build. We're in Will's head from the time they met, through when they became friends, until they became more and Sarah left after a misunderstanding, leaving him brokenhearted and bewildered. I feel like I got a better grasp of their history and his feelings. Will's character development was excellent. He was in love and determined to do whatever he could to find out how Sarah felt, what caused a rift between them in the past, and if they still have a future together. And all this with very little angst! Don't get me wrong, I enjoy dark and angsty, but sometimes sweet and fluffy feels pretty good. I love a good happily ever after, especially when it's between characters I adored as much as Will and Sarah. This was a beautiful story about love and second chances. I was left with a tear in my eye and a smile on my face.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All quotes come from the review copy and may differ from the final version.
Posted May 26, 2014
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