Thursday, August 1, 2013

Waiting Fate

Waiting Fate by W.B. Kinnette

This is a good romantic suspense read but not a great read. You can see the end from the beginning and I'm not convinced the very long prologue was necessary. Most of what's important to the storyline could've been told by the characters throughout the book.

There are several loose ends. Why did Ivy think everyone hated her in high school when the guys all think she's the best girl next door ever? Why did she rush into a marriage when she didn't love the guy all because she wanted a big white wedding, esp. when Ms. Kinnette makes it clear she's a smart cookie that was going places?

I like the interaction between Archer and Ivy, but I'm surprised so many of these people stayed in their same hometown after going to college or working and are living at home with their parents. Maybe it's a Utah thing I just don't understand. And why doesn't she come clean with her friends about the real reason for her divorce?

Why doesn't Ivy tell her parents and family everything about Vick her abusive husband? If it's a shame/pride thing, then that needs to be stronger. Because the way her family is painted they seem to be a real loving group so why the secrecy? And as a mom trying to protect her baby girl shouldn't her family know so they can help protect her from Vick. Because we all know people, esp. desperate people, break restraining orders. And if Ivy's so smart, why doesn't she take back up when she meets Vick?

Too many questions, not so many answers.

Don't misunderstand, I did enjoy the read and wanted to know how things got resolved, although like I said, you can see the end from the beginning.  So, I give it 3 stars and an pat on the back to Ms. Kinnette for effort. My sincere apologies to Ms. Kinnette is she finds parts of my review too harsh.

Sometimes Fate hides in plain sight while you stumble through darkness.

Ivy escapes from an abusive husband, finding peace with her daughter in her childhood home. She’s determined to keep her past a secret to protect those she loves.

Archer has been in love with the same girl since seventh grade. When Ivy comes back into his life—bruised, broken, and haunted by secrets—he knows he can’t lose her again.

But Ivy made a promise to her daughter. No one would hurt them again. She’s afraid to trust, afraid to be wrong again, and afraid that the one man she’s loved forever will break her heart.

Fate might take it’s time, but it won’t wait forever.

1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed it. Knowing it's based on a true story makes it sometimes a hard read.