I waited for the new Sandra Schwab's book for a very long time and once I saw the review from Dear Author, I went to Amazon and bought it even I do not really like to buy from Amazon (since they charged extra for international buyers).
I read it in one setting and took a sick leave the next day.
The plot was predictable since it came from German book, which inspired the movie "The Parent Trap" (and I watched "The Parent Trap" first) but that was not the problem. Actually the familiar plot made it easy for me to pay attention to the meaningful part of the story. Because the plot was just the set up for the characters and emotions that followed.
And what an emotions it was.
I cried a thousand tears, changed my pillow, continued reading, and cried some more.
Normally I really hated misunderstanding plot and this book based on the "BIG" misunderstand between the hero and heroine. Somehow the misunderstanding in this book was not the problem for me. Although several time I really wanted to go into the book and bodily attacked the hero for his cruelty. But maybe his trying too hard not to feel anything was what drawn me into the story.
I found myself emotion overwhelm by everything happened in this book. It had been so long since I invest myself that much into the "fictional world". It became like I was part of the characters' life, and had stake in their decision.
It was the best 2 hours I spent reading any books.
The only downside in this book was the ending. Georgiana (the heroine) was a better person than I was. I could understand the reason behind all the misunderstanding. I saw the reason that why Ash (the hero) thought what he thought. But for me, he needed to be more grovel. I needed more scenes of him trying to redeem. Maybe I was too invested and too unforgiving.
This was the only reason I gave this book 4 stars instead of 5 stars.