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This is one of those stories of a misunderstanding and a broken heart that just can't heal because of HIM. He was her best friend, who became her boyfriend and Sarah was so happy that she thought it couldn't be true, then she was totally betrayed her (or so shr thought)..
Sarah is so devistated that the only way to survive is to move away and avoid him forever. Over the years her family do visit, but not much and Sarah never ventures back home, but the story starts 7 years later when she has to go back for her brother Brian's wedding.
I really liked this story, especially the trips down memory lane to high school so that you know how much Will really meant to Sarah. Looking forward to his POV in HER to see if we can get more insight to the tale
This second story is Will's POV. I like that this has been written in a different way, starting at the beginning and working through to present day. It is heartwarming to find that they both had the same dilemma during school - best friends too scared to make a move incase the other didn't feel the same way. This book gives you that bit more as the story continues further on. Lovely book and looking forward to reading THEM.
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This is actually the second time I've read this book. I read it not long after it first came out and while I remembered enjoying it, I couldn't remember the details well enough to write a review or read Her, so I knew I needed to read it again. Within a few chapters, nearly everything came back to me and I got to experience Sarah's love and heartbreak all over again.
Ms. Heywood does an outstanding job alternating Sarah's current visit home for her brother's wedding with the past when her relationship with Will moved from just friends to boyfriend-girlfriend to heartbreak. It was refreshing to see two genuinely nice people acknowledge their feelings for one another and watch their relationship grow and deepen. Alas, the world is full of miserable people who do what they can to insure they have company and two of those persons sabotaged Sarah and Will’s budding relationship. Because of the way in which the author alternates between the present and the past, the reader is well into the book before all the facts come to light and this makes for a very captivating read.
This was just as lovely of a read the second time around. Him is a sweet romance, plain and simple; the characters have amazing chemistry yet the sex scenes are written in more of a fade-to-black television style scene – you know they had sex, but the details are kept private. Ms. Heywood does an excellent job of capturing young love and giving Sarah and Will the second chance they deserve. I am looking forward to reading Her as I am quite interested to read their story from Will's perspective.
Her - 4 stars
I reread Him before starting Her so that I could reacquaint myself with Sarah and Will’s story. Where Him is narrated from Sarah’s perspective, Her is Will’s side of their story. I will admit slight reservations that this would simply be a rehashing of Him, Ms. Heywood surprised me be telling Will’s story in a linear fashion as opposed to the alternating past and present style used in Sarah’s story.
This allowed her to begin Will’s story with the first time he really noticed Sarah and how his feelings toward her changed over time. I found the information on Will’s family situation sad and my heart hurt for Will the boy. As the reader knows the things that Will doesn’t when their relationship breaks down, it makes his reactions that much more heartbreaking – to know that he loved Sarah as much as he loved her and to lose her through no fault of his own is tragic. As the story moves to the present and you witness that Will is in as much pain as Sarah over their separation, it makes for a difficult read. But this makes the story that much sweeter once Will goes to Colorado with Sarah for the summer.
Fortunately for the reader, Ms. Heywood takes the story beyond where it ended in Him and we get to see what Sarah and Will endure as they move their relationship forward. The author keeps a level of realism in the book by not letting things go perfectly. There are bumps and turns on their path forward, but as they overcome them, it just helps to strengthen their relationship – especially when those bumps are other people flirting with them. Fortunately, they do move forward and find their way to their happy ending.
Ms. Heywood has written a lovely companion novel that serves to enrich Sarah and Will’s story without it being a regurgitation of material from Him. It allows the reader to connect with Will and feel the heartbreak that he went through as well. I will say that I absolutely LOVED the proposal scene and felt that it was perfect for this couple. I look forward to reading more of Ms. Heywood’s writing in the future.
Never have I ever read a book where EACH character tells you what they are doing ALMOST EVERY FRIGGIN' SENTENCE. I mean, it's like "I do this. Then I do that. He does this, then he does that." Seriously, some of these paragraphs can be summarized. Also, apparently, the male character, Will, has a bad habit of chewing on his lip. That would be okay, but it also seems to have been made a focal point of this story as well. Practically every time Will is mentioned in either book, he's chewing on his lip. Okay, I get that it's a bad habit, but it doesn't have to be mentioned throughout the entire book.
As far as the secondary characters go, the only one who seems to have any depth is Sarah's best friend Saywer. The others just seem to be thrown in there as honorable mentions. I've read many other books where the secondary characters are just as complex as the main characters. And speaking of, the main characters really don't have that much depth to them. There is really nothing exciting about them and you neither love or despise them fully.
There were some good points to both books, though. One thing I do like is the first person narration for both stories. I also loved how the author would jump from past to present so that you get the character's back stories. I did like the dialog between the characters and there were some laugh-out-loud moments as well.
All-in-all, I was personally happy to have ended a book that I had trudged though. I don't see my self reading the third book, Them, because I really couldn't find myself caring that much about Sarah and Will to find out what happens next.
Very easy to follow and understand both sides.
I felt like I really got to know the characters, this is such a heart warming love story and YES second chances.
I will be very brief and direct here and just say, go and do yourself a major favor and read this book
I have to agree with every 5 star reviews here, I can't add anything more that has not already been said.......
This is so well written, the characters so beautifully drawn, that you can't help but fall in love with this whole story!
So what are you waiting for.......seriously go buy it now!!!!
God she's beautiful I think as I chew on my bottom lip. She is wearing a short dress and I can't stop looking at her legs as I chew on my bottom lip. I want to be with her but I don't want to risk losing her friendship I think as I chew on my bottom lip. There are only two things I want out of life. To be with Sarah, and to chew on my bottom lip. I wish I could have the courage to ask her out I think as I chew on my bottom lip. Then I chew on my bottom lip. Then I chew on my bottom lip again. Then I chew on my bottom lip again. CHEW. CHEW. CHEW. CHEW. CHEW. CHEW. CHEW. CHEW. CHEW. What was I thinking about? Oh right. God she's beautiful I think as I chew on my bottom lip.
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