|May 20th 2019|
|When we were eleven, Oliver Ford Pemberton dared me to jump off a barn roof. He said you couldn’t break a leg from a 12-foot-jump.
(You can also break a collarbone, which served him right as far as I was concerned.)
I wish I could say it was the last dare I ever took from him, the last bet I ever made with him, the last time I ever trusted Oliver Ford Pemberton.
But it wasn’t.
Because he had the nerve to grow up gorgeous, charming, and sexy. And as we got older, the dares only got dirtier—and the betting stakes higher—until finally, he left me in pieces. I swore I’d never talk to him again.
But twenty years after I took that flying leap, he’s back in my life, daring me to risk everything for him: my job, my self-worth, and my heart.
How many chances does love deserve?
|I love books by Melanie Harlow, so it was a no brainer that I would love to review Undeniable when offered.
I loved Oliver and Chloe – they were developed so deeply that it was easy to see them as children together and I loved them.
The story was perfect and as always the writing was flawless
Yet – may I say that I wonder about something? I loved the characters as friends and I could see them in the changes from friendship to something more. But there I started to wonder. I have to be careful now how to phrase this because of spoilers but – they somehow never seemed to be on the same page when it came to their feelings for each other – but somehow they actually always were and despite talking they never actually talked honestly.
And somehow amongst their dares he left her broken – but the actual why escaped me while reading – I have a faint idea but that felt like it was not strong enough honestly. At least not strong enough for the way it was mentioned in the Blurb.
But the thing that somehow bugs me is that that during all of their banter I could not see them progressing towards something somehow. Their grown up persona was like their growing up persona repeating the same things up until almost the end.
Don’t get me wrong I liked the story yet I could not connect with the character the way I usually do with this author and it felt strange to me. But this might be only my very personal issue and not the story. The book did what it was supposed to – it entertained me well on a rainy Sunday and I can recommend it to others for the same purpose even if I could not feel the characters like I usually do therefore this book is “only” a 4 Star read.