Title:A Man of Honor
Author : Miranda Liasson
Release date:June 20th 2016
Rating : 2 Stars
Former Army Captain and venture capitalist Preston Guthrie has always had a thing for Cat Kingston, but he never felt like he could date his best friendâs sister. Plus, heâs a wrong-side-of-the-tracks guy and sheâs a white-picket-fence kind of woman. Yet when they met again just before he was deployed, sparks flew. A fire ignited. And the heat was hot.
For the first time, he thought a relationship with her might be possibleâ¦until an injury in the war changed everythingâ¦Journalist Cat Kingston had a rough couple of years, surviving a broken engagement and the loss of her job. But connecting with Preston last fall seemed right. They shared steamy Skype sessions while he was overseasâuntil he was wounded, and cut her off without explanation. Now heâs back in town to be the Best Man for her sisterâs weddingâ¦and she wants answers.
Prestonâs struggling with a leg wound, but the war scarred him on the inside, too. When Cat pays him a surprise visit and her brother catches them in a compromising position, Preston tells him theyâre dating. Heâs not sure how he can spend the entire wedding week fake-dating her when the chemistry between them feels anything butâ¦
I liked another book by this author so much it got 5 Stars (rare treat)
I like the blurb â wounded soldier having a thing for his best friends sister â (perfect)
So what happened ? Here I am again with one of those examples of a book that did not work for me even though basically it totally should have.
Yeah most probably I am the odd one out there when it comes to this book.
But in this case it is quite easy for me to point out the moment it went wrong and unfortunately that was within the first few pages already. Because for my very personal taste this book is starting out the wrong way.
It might be a fresh and unusual way but I feel it does not do the storyline justice. You do not get to know Cat before she sets out to what she is doing in those first pages (I am trying to avoid spoilers by being vague) â so her first impression with me was â¦ ugh.. not one I would like to repeat in writing (sorry).
During the story that impression changes a little but you know what they say about those important first impressions.
And Preston â he just felt like a jerk keeping his distance from everything and everyoneâ¦ but the way he did it â made me as a reader think â he REALLY should better stay alone. And that I believe is not what should have happened.
In total that complete setting took off on a wrong foot for me and even though the blurb was great the story already kind of lost me. So I found myself skimming through parts of the book which is never a good sign.
Towards the middle the developing of the story became better and I was reminded more of the writing style I recognized from the other book by this author that I really liked so I decided to finish reading the book. But still nothing could help erasing the opening chapter that I totally disliked.
So I am sorry to say but this book was not for me â which does not mean that you should not try it â because my problem was with the storyline and not because it was badly written or so.