Top critical review
SO. MUCH. ANGST.
Reviewed in the United States on February 15, 2018
This was a well-written and well-crafted story, to be completely honest. But MY GOOODNESS, was it over the top with angst... And more angst. The story is gripping, and as a reader you feel compelled to keep reading so that you can find out the answers to so many unanswered questions, but at the same time, it was almost painful to keep reading. It was just so much drama layered upon more drama, with intertwining storylines that were (again) well crafted, but were basically over the top in every way (in terms of misunderstandings, lying, keeping secrets, etc.).
I did like the two main characters, Rynna and Rex. But it was frustrating that some of the angst with Rex seemed to be very self-inflicted and avoidable (for example: Rex refusing to sign the divorce papers, when he admittedly hated his ex & knew she wasn't good for Frankie was honestly not very believable and was, frankly, bizarre. Him not mentioning any of this to Rynna was also bizarre.) I don't know, it just seemed like there was a lot of unnecessary tension that could have been entirely avoided. Especially because there was already more than enough angst and tension in the story without some of these added plot points.
Anyway, I did like the ending a lot. It just felt like it took too long, with too many ups-and-downs, to get there. But if you love angst, you'll love this story. 3.5 stars!