The Reluctant Romantics #1
Release date : November 28th 2015
Rating : 4 Stars
DallasHe was the beginning of my heart . . . and the end of it.I was only fifteen years old when he claimed it and twenty when he took it with him.They say what is meant to be will find a way. But when you have changed to the point of no return, how can anything ever be the same?Seven years later, Dean Martin waltzed back into my life in hopes of resuming what I had fought so hard to forget, but he was in for a wake-up call.I was no longer the naÃ¯ve woman he had left . . . and I was no longer his.I met the love of my life and my soul mate when I was fifteen. I knew that; he knew that. He wanted that girl back. I wanted to forget she ever existed.DeanWhat I thought was my pre-destined path was very much an illusion. Living seven years with regret, I realized too late that I was broken, and that I only had myself to blame.I thought love could wait . . . but it didnât. Weâd had it all those years ago, and then I foolishly left it behind.She was all that mattered. She was all there ever was.There was no life without Dallas, no reason . . . except her.No matter how hard she tried to convince me, I knew I had to once again make her mine, to make her remember . . . the fall.
I read The White Liar and was just as much on the fence with that one as I am with this one. Please be aware that this is my own personal opinion and in the grand scheme of life and reviews for books it really doesnât mean a lot.
The blurb had me and the beginning of the book was entertaining as well. But I get lost along the way. I have some really strong and mixed feelings on this one and well I donât really know how to describe them but Iâll try to break them down.
So I was happy with the beginning when we meet Dean Martin at the beginning of the book and that he is in New York fulfilling his dream of being a doctor and bumps into an old college friend who tells him about his one true love and that she is looking grand as ever.
Memories came flooding back. DallasâIâll still love you. Iâll still love you in a week, in a month and in three years. Iâll still love you for the rest of my life.âDeanI had done nothingâ¦nothing to deserve her loyalty and yet in my racing heart she still belonged to me.
So I thought, damm straight skippy you screwed up. But it always takes two to tango and I found that out at the end.
Dallas and Dean have been friends since she was and he was 18. They have been it for one another for a very long time but circumstances and lack of communication are overrated. We had flashbacks to the past (of their friendship) and that Dean was back in Dallas to win Dallas back BUT she had a boyfriend and held onto that notion for about 60 % of the book.
There were some scenes that Josh her boyfriend caught them in intimate positions. I would have dumped the cow but is just me. I think that they kissed twice though. Then after she ends her relationship with Josh after a month she finally realises that they are meant to be? She annoyed me a lot. Dallas can hold a mean grudge and a really mean grudge. They both suffered with their past and she held on to everything too much.
Dean wasnât much better but he did come and he did try and I actually felt sorry for him. I donât get Dallas though. One thing that peeves me though is that the way all the blokes acted around her and the way she treated some of them youâd think that sheâd have a golden vajay imbedded with rubies or something just as precious.
She is a major PITA. Oh and with her mood swings she could have been bipolar.
The ending felt rushed and what with what happened to Rose, Beatrice, Helena but I did get an epilogue.I not that I didnât like the book as Iâve given it 4 Stars and I will read the others in the series. Itâs just I donât know really. It is hard to put in to words.