Published October 1, 2013
Format: E-ARC provided by Edelweiss
SynopsisBefore: Reena Montero has loved Sawyer LeGrande for as long as she can remember: as natural as breathing, as endless as time. But he’s never seemed to notice that Reena even exists…until one day, impossibly, he does. Reena and Sawyer fall in messy, complicated love. But then Sawyer disappears from their humid Florida town without a word, leaving a devastated—and pregnant—Reena behind.
After: Almost three years have passed, and there’s a new love in Reena’s life: her daughter, Hannah. Reena’s gotten used to being without Sawyer, and she’s finally getting the hang of this strange, unexpected life. But just as swiftly and suddenly as he disappeared, Sawyer turns up again. Reena doesn’t want anything to do with him, though she’d be lying if she said Sawyer’s being back wasn’t stirring something in her. After everything that’s happened, can Reena really let herself love Sawyer LeGrande again?
In this breathtaking debut, Katie Cotugno weaves together the story of one couple falling in love—twice.
My ThoughtsI really debated if I should even write a review for this book, for the sole reason I simply didn’t finish it. It really did pain me since I always finish things I start. Even if I don’t like something I usually just push through it and be done with it.
I was so pumped up wanting to read this book when I first heard about. Then I saw so many people talking about it and saying so many amazing things that I was like yes I can’t wait!
So why couldn’t I finish? Honestly I just couldn’t connect with the characters, plain and simple. Do you know the thing that bugged me the most? Sawyer! I honestly didn’t and couldn’t see what Reena saw in him. He seemed like a guy who was toying with her when he wanted. Granted I only read halfway through the book but I hated him so much. I couldn’t for the life of me see what she saw in him. I just couldn’t buy into their "love story."
Maybe in the future I will revisit it and see if I can finish it. I might be one the few who didn’t get it but this is just my opinion.