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- Language: English
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- Average Customer Review: 32 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #92,837 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Boy, was I mistaken!!
Kept tells the story of single mother Lucy, her six year old son Dillon, and Michael Holden; the man who - unbeknowst to Lucy - has been paying most of their rent, and keeping their bills down, for the past number of years, for reasons known to himself.
Again with the story changer - after a few chapters, I assumed I was onto where Bextor was taking the book and made silly decisions in my mind of how it was going to end because of this. The side-line characters do show somewhat the 'usual' Good guy; bad guy POV for main female protaganist when we meet Corbin - easy to smile, and easy on the eye too, but AC keeps him loosely entwined with Holden rather than being a flat all-around nice guy, we do see his secretive side, and loyalty to Michael Holden more than once.
The story unfolds when Lucy, whom Michael has never actually met, comes to work for himself and Corbin, to replace Lillie - the motherly-type PA that they've had for years, who is finally retiring. Despite being connected with Lucy in ways she does not know of, Michael has kept his distance from her always. But these interactions are never easy - he hates the sight of her in his office immediately, but her fiesty responses grow on him over time.
Have to say I did enjoy reading very much, even though it wasn't the easy ride I was expecting. AC Bextor kept throwing in little loops - and having such a fiery lead female character against the sullen, used-to-getting-his-own-way male character was a nice change from the so very many others out there that really are entirely cliche!
This was an incredible book, that I enjoyed a lot more than I thought I would. I was well hooked from the first page until the very last. I was captivated, entranced and couldn’t wait to see what this book held for our characters Lucy & Michael.
This book had various themes throughout it from love, romance, passion, friendship, heart ache, loss & lies, but with it all it had a brilliant underlying story of two characters that find themselves at a point in their lives where they need something, to finally make that change. This book also had a great deal of emotions from the characters that as the reader I could truly feel, such as the love, laughter, passion and heartache, loss, devastation, happiness and sadness I’ve laughed, smiled, cried, been on the edge of my seat wondering what could possibly happen next, I was continually waiting for something bad to happen for these two perfect characters Michael & Lucy, I just had a gut feeling but I’m so glad that when secrets are revealed, time is taken and make things just a brilliant as they were before the devastation that occurred for Michael & Lucy. This book had some great scenes between the two main characters and I loved reading their interactions with each other. You could tell that what these two characters had is real, Michael might have taken a bit longer to truly realise what was going on with his feeling and what he wanted but being around Lucy only made things easier yet difficult for him to except especially because of the type of person Lucy was, she challenged him and pushed his buttons which only made him change for the better. But with that being said they have an undeniable connection that was passionate, real, challenging, humour filled and exactly what both of these characters needed at that point in their lives, to push both of them.
This book was made even more brilliant by the secondary characters that were in this story. I loved reading about Corbin, and Lucy’s best friend Shannan but also Michael’s sisters Denise(Deni) they were great additions to this book that I grew to love alongside Michael & Lucy, but I hope we get the chance to read their stories in full.
Another great thing with this book is that it was written in dual POV’s. I love reading it from the characters POV’s as we get to really see their thoughts and feeling from them rather than the other person. I also think it helps connect with a character as you get to understand some of their reasons of their actions!
I loved the continuous references to Disney movies in this book as well, it brings out the inner Disney lover, but I loved the main Disney story this book was inspired by, not wanting to give it away, but just see how many people catch on what it could possibly be?
I loved this epilogue that was in this book. It really wrapped up this book beautifully. It still showed the raw, realness of the situations that Michael & Lucy faced but also shows how far they have come to finally get where they are.
This is a great story of love, second chances, new starts and re discovering yourself, after being lost. I’d love for there to be a continuation of these characters even if they are through the secondary characters stories, that I’d love to read, but don’t miss this read, you won’t be disappointed.
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This is a refreshing modern take on a fairytale.Read more
By A. C. Bextor
I LOVED this story! I knew as soon as I started it that I was going to fall completely in love with these characters.Read more
A broken man finds a broken woman and they make each other while again.
A nice easy read