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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

What did I think; 4.5 out of 5 Stars: What a perfect title for t

What did I think; 4.5 out of 5 Stars: What a perfect title for this awesome book, Near and Far. The book starts with Rowen away at a community college in Seattle studying Art while Jesse is back home helping his family at the ranch. They see each other once a month wh...
What did I think; 4.5 out of 5 Stars: What a perfect title for this awesome book, Near and Far. The book starts with Rowen away at a community college in Seattle studying Art while Jesse is back home helping his family at the ranch. They see each other once a month when either Jesse travels to Seattle or Rowen travels to see Jesse at the ranch. Jesse and Rowen still love each other, but there are other obstacles in this couple’s world. At school, Rowen has a TA names Jax who makes Jesse feel uneasy and at the ranch a new helper has “moved” in Jolene who has made Rowen feel uneasy about being so close to Jesse.

I am going to make this review short and simple. I do not want to give too much away. What I do say, I hope just encourages everyone to read it.

Did I feel connected to the characters? Yes. I loved the dual POVs from Jesse and Rowen. Rowen has grown in this book. I love how Jesse is completely oblivious and cannot “read between the lines” when a girl is after him. I LOVED the banter between Garth and Jesse and Garth and Rowen. Actually, Garth’s banter with everyone I was not a big fan of Garth in Lost and Found, but I could not help but laugh and fall for him in Near and Far. Garth was like the man of wisdom in Near and Far. Shocking, but true.
Pace of the Story: Very Good.

Positives: I liked that the author not only put an obstacle in Rowen’s life, but that there was one in Jesse’s too. I think both characters were able to grow with those obstacles especially since they had a long distance relationship. Jesse is just an awesome guy. I don’t want to say too much, ugh, but it is hard sometimes. I LOVE the one revelation in the story.

Negatives: This is not a negative with the book. This just upset and annoyed me and it is something I wanted to address (and get off my chest). It really upset me when people would say or describe Rowen “as that type of girl.” UGH! That frustrated me to no end. I was yelling at Kindle, telling people to “shut up.” Rowen went through so much and she is a completely different person now from Lost and Found and who are other people to judge her??!!! I wanted to confront these people and ask them “what do you mean by that?”
Bottom line: I love Nicole Williams’s writing style. I loved the Crash series and I love the Lost and Found series. Big fan of Nicole Williams.

Book Format Read: A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.

posted by SheBookBlogs on August 1, 2013

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

It was okay!

I liked the 1st one! This one was okay, but not impressed!

posted by Anonymous on August 3, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2013

    It was okay!

    I liked the 1st one! This one was okay, but not impressed!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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