I liked the premise of the book – deciding to get pregnant and then meeting the person you’re supposed to be with and I even enjoyed the slow burn nature of the book, but something just didn’t click with me.
Matthews is clearly a good writer, I found her phrasing interesting and the writing of the myriad of characters between Amber’s friends and Rosie’s family to be done really well.
Unfortunately, considering the pace of the book and the way it is written, I couldn’t find the depth or connection to the characters I was looking for. Some things are pointed out about the characters and lined up as important, but I never fully understood why they were. I found both of them frustrating at times and the communication always seemed to break down whenever they were trying to be more than friends.
I also needed more of them actually together. The slow burn takes up a big chunk of the narrative and once they are together they spend less time together, with less on-page interactions than we had with them as friends.
I liked the ending and enjoyed that Matthews didn’t try to force an ending that would have been out of place with the rest of the plot.
I’ll definitely be wanting to read more Matthews, I just don’t think I’d return to this one in the future.
I received an e-ARC directly from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.