I did finish this book, finally. I feel like I’ve been reading this and it’s taken forever because it just never got to the point where I was excited to read it and couldn’t put it down. I would probably give this book 2.5/5 stars. I honestly hate to be brutal, but I didn’t really care for the hero, and I didn’t really care for the heroine, either.
This book was a reconciliation book, which tends not to be my favorite trope within the genre, but the reason for the initial separation was because the hero was selfish. He comes back, and he’s still selfish. Just this time the heroine puts up with it. Guhrke tries to convince us that the heroine is both very by the books but also bursting at the bits to be adventurous. The end result is that I don’t really believe she’s either.
I was disappointed in this book because of the one by Guhrke that I read before this, Trouble at the Wedding, which I loved so much I put it on my all-time favorite list.
The good thing is that I’ve started the next book in this series (Scandal of the Year), and I’m already liking it much more than WOTS.
In 2017, I originally wanted to read 26 books. One every other week. But I started off the year unemployed (I had just graduated with my teaching certification) and did a lot of reading. So much reading, in fact, that I decided that I needed to change my goal. I decided to go for 52 books in one year.
I did not read 52 books last year.
It looks like my final count on GoodReads was 36 books. I did, quite easily, hit my original goal of 26, so there’s that, but I didn’t hit the secondary goal.
I wasn’t quite sure if I wanted to do another reading challenge this year. I hadn’t actually finished a book in 2018 until today, so I didn’t get off to a very good start. This year, I’m working, every day from at least 7:15 to 2:45, and some days from 7:15 to 5:00. I also started going back to school to get certified to teach English language learners. I don’t have a lot of free time.
Nonetheless, I’m going to try my hand at another reading challenge. I’m not sure how many I’m going to go for. Currently, I have my goal set at 32 books, which I made back in January when my goal was just to read more in 2018 than I read in 2017. However, I hadn’t finished updating my read list for 2017, so if I only read 32 books in 2018 then I would’ve actually read less than in 2017. I’m not going to focus on the number too much and just focus on the books.
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