Probably the highest rating I’ve given in this set so far – the full 2 stars, though I can’t say it’s without caveats. One reason why I’m giving this novel the full two stars is that (finally) we’re getting some character motivation in the series – some of the information in this part could’ve come much sooner. It didn’t need to be delayed because it would’ve helped to know – for example, what David was thinking more along the lines in terms of his relationship with Grace. David still shows himself to be shallow and has the attribution of “sex = love”, though. Some of the character motivations were repeated on the part of Amber and Andrew’s structuring, but I still liked watching their characters interact and reveal more of their respective sides.
It also occurred to me in this that Andrew *does* like Grace (I know why she likes him, but him to her is harder for me to see). I like how he respects her boundaries more than David does. Though I’ll admit, i wasn’t expecting David to let Grace take charge for once in this part of the story, nor did I expect Grace to actually bargain with her decisions. That was a better route, but I’m still skeptical about how this will go.
We’ll see. I think it’s still difficult for me to say where I fall with this series, but I’m pressing onward.
Overall score: 2/5 stars
Note: I received this as an ARC from NetGalley, from the publisher Forever.