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Hi I'm Janna and I am a book whore! I started this blog after being a part of another for years. While being a big blog may be nice I like to stay true to me having a love for books, that's why I blog. I love books and I want to share that love with my readers of this blog. I love to read, books are my escape and a huge part of my life besides my husband and two children. I am honest and sometimes sassy in my reviews but never mean. Some of my favorite authors include Kristen Ashley, Penelope Douglas, T.M. Frazier, M.N. Forgy, Rachel Van Dyken, Meghan March and Vi Keeland to only name a few!

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Friday, January 6, 2017

ARC Review! Worth the Wait by Claudia Connor

He broke her heart. When he finds out just how badly, it will break his too.

Nick Walker found the love of his life when he was just nineteen.

Found her.
Loved her.
Lost her.

It's been ten years since Nick watched the only women he ever loved walk out of his life. Now this FBI Special Agent will do anything to win her back.

But it won’t be easy…

Mia’s heart was shattered by Nick. They'll have to face their painful past if they want a future, including Mia's own secret about that day it all fell apart.

Do you believe in second chances?

This book had a lot going for it, and there were a lot of things I liked about it. Unfortunately, there were some issues with the timeline and the pacing of the story.

It's 10 years after they split up, but they are in their 40s. It takes a while for you to understand, as the reader, that they had a 12 year relationship and then they split up. Which, aside from being a bit confusing, also leaves you wondering if they couldn't manage to make the commitment after 12 years together, what has changed in the 10 years they were apart?

There are also a lot of flashbacks, in which we get most of the backstory. And, I thought the inclusion of this, and in flashbacks, altered the pacing and the flow of the story. It was hard to invest in a story that was about their future when so much of the book was spent in the developing of a story and relationship that we knew, as readers, was going to end/be put on hold for 10 years.

I thought too much time was spent building the backstory instead of working on them in the "now". As a result, I was not as connected with the characters as I would have liked. I also thought the flashbacks caused some of this disconnect, as just as I started to really connect with Mia and Nick in the present, I was put into the past again.

Second chance romances are usually a favorite of mine, so I was a little disappointed that I did not connect with the characters in this one.

I do recommend the book, but with some reservations.

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