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- File Size: 842 KB
- Print Length: 352 pages
- Publisher: Zebra (25 Aug. 2015)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00QDYVAOM
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,015,013 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Just like the first book, we have a story that is completely endearing. It has a warm and fuzzy quality to it and the characters all leap out at you and for me, that is a credit to the author. This book does focus on the fact that Holly's sister is bipolar.
Personally I did find Holly very frustrating at times, with a very large chip on her shoulder when it came to Josh. It is clear she is trying to take on the world and care for her bipolar sister. Now whilst I don't know a great deal about the condition, it does appear to be beliveably written with the author either having first hand knowledge of the mental illness or has done a great amount of research.
What can I say about Josh? I loved him from the brief appearances in book 1, but I really did fall in love with him in this book. If I could describe my perfect guy, Josh would be it. He had the patience of a saint and from what was described, the body of a god.
I absolutely loved the dynamic between Holly and her three sisters. Definitely your typical sibling camaraderie. But what I found was that each sister had their own personality, which again is a credit to the authors writing. I did find that the story was more focused on Holly and her sisters rather than her and Josh, but by no means did that affect my overall enjoyment.
My only criticism was that occasionally names would be mentioned and at first it was unclear as to who they were, which often led me to thinking I'd actually missed something, but eventually all became clear.
I believe Thomas', the other Hunter brother's book, is next and I for one cannot wait.
Holly is a character who has taken on the raising of her three sisters and this has consumed her whole life. She knows this but she also doesn't know how to stop. She resents being dependent on Josh whom she dislikes but she has no alternative because she really needs to get help for her sister. This is a nice set up and the author treats the mental health issue with sensitivity and what appears to be accuracy. Holly has to resolve her feelings for Josh as well as find a way forward for herself and her sisters.
This is an excellent ensemble story with the sisters having quite a major role. The romance between Josh and Holly is almost an afterthought but it seems more real than the usual insta-love we experience in this type of novel. An interesting and enjoyable read
This is an interesting combination of subjects - as it is undoubtedly a lovely romance, but also contains a heartrending story of mental health issues and how support and interventions are essential.
Holly has been so busy caring for her sisters that she has not had a chance to develop herself, and sticking to old held beliefs is easier than believing in change. Josh certainly had his work cut out for him, but thankfully we get the story that we want.
Looking forward to the next installment of this very readable series.
~~Wicked Reads Review Team~~
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Holly is the oldest of four sisters and has always held the role of protector. In fact she has almost raised her two youngest sisters, Portia and Emma, along with help from her sister, Grace. When Portia disappears from their home in London, Canada, Holly goes to Chicago to find her. Portia is mentally ill and has not been taking her medication so Holly has a lot to worry about and only one clue....Josh.
Josh is attractive and he knows it. He tries hard to be a good person and not take advantage of anyone. When he runs into Holly, he is shocked and is quickly pulled into her quest to find her sister. The pair soon develop feelings for each other but Holly isn't sure that she can fit a relationship into her life along with all the responsibilities that she has in caring for her sisters.
I really liked the story and all of the characters but felt that the romance took a back seat to the drama involving Holly's sisters. At times, Holly's sisters seemed like stronger characters than Holly since their needs really took over the book. I really wanted more romance in this story. I didn't feel the chemistry between Josh and Holly that I had hoped for. I actually think that the pair were more interesting before they found Holly's sister. Of course, they never seemed to be alone together after that happened. As each sister appeared on the page, the chemistry seemed to weaken. I wanted their actions to show what they felt for each other instead of needing to be told.
I did enjoy reading this book quite a bit. This is the second book in the Willow Park series but it can definitely be read as a stand alone novel. The only thing that this book shares with the first is the setting and a few of the characters. I didn't enjoy this book quite as much as the first book in the series but it was certainly a worthwhile read. I would recommend this book and found it to be a very easy to read and entertaining story. I plan to continue reading this series and look forward to other works by Sarah Hegger.
I received an advance reader edition of this book from Kensington Books - Zebra via NetGalley for the purpose of providing an honest review.
Holly arrived in Chicago tired and very frustrated. She was looking for her sister; a sister that has to be on medication. Clues led her to a place and person she thought she’d never lay eyes on again. Josh Hunter stood at the dimly lit bar. As he stood there drinking his beer, his eyes locked on one woman and he couldn’t look away. He studied her face, he could see her angry eyes were targeted at him. As Holly watches Josh from across the crowded bar, she wonders if she has the courage to do this. Josh focuses on the woman’s face and it finally hits him that it was Holly Partridge.
Holly needs Josh’s help if she’s going to ever find her sister, but circumstances are beyond her control. Holly is determined to hold on to those unsavory high school memories and Josh finds himself trying to break through the wall she has built around herself.
Sarah Hegger is an amazing writer. She brings her characters to life. I was completely drawn to the story and hooked from the beginning. I know you would really enjoy reading it.
If you are looking for a heart touching, angst-filled, "handsome former player reunites with feisty, self-sacrificing heroine desperately in need of a hero" romantic tale, you should consider reading book 2 of the Willow Park series, Nobody’s Fool. It certainly clicked with this reviewer.
(This review is based on ARC e-book provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest, unbiased opinion.)
Title: Nobody’s Fool, Series: Willow Park (Book 2), Pages: 352 , Author: Sarah Heggar, HEA, no cheating, stand-alone
Book 1 – Nobody’s Angel, (Lucy & Richard), 3/31/15
Book 2 – Nobody’s Food, (Holly & Josh ), 8/25/15
And the romance…I just loved the way Josh and Holly’s story developed. The sass and sharp banter at first, the gradual shift into mutual respect, and the fight to overcome obstacles in the end. It was beautiful, particularly the way Josh fought for and believed in Holly, even when she couldn’t believe in herself.
If you favor stories with depth and heart-touching emotion, both installments from the Willow Park series should be on your TBR. I can’t wait to see what Sarah does with her next release, Nobody’s Princess.
A great book by a great author.
#I was given an advance copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion#