- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 720 KB
- Print Length: 256 pages
- Publisher: Covenant Communications; 1st edition (5 Oct. 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009M7VVC8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,113,722 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This story takes place in Washington DC area which I love. Anytime we can get out of Utah for a good LDS love story is OK by me. I've actually been to several YSA activities in the DC area and I feel that Melanie got it right. The vibe was there and the whole setting really worked. I loved that Sandy and Jake were both educated, successful, working adults. They weren't just sitting around waiting for marriage to happen. They were busy fighting for causes they believed in. A plus in my book.
I got a little swoony over Jake. I liked his confident attitude. It is re-freshing to see a man who isn't afraid to ask a Mormon girl on a date and stick with it. It was quite a lucky coincidence the way Sandy and Jake met. The 3 variables thrown in are very unlikely and frankly unbelievable. Jake just happened to be ALL the people rolled up into one just seemed a bit much. Although he is known as El Diablo to Sandy and her co-workers and I didn't think that fit. I can understand Jake putting up barriers by doing his job but he didn't seem the kind of guy to have a nickname as "the devil" just seemed like a miss. Jake is a great character though and he is my kind of guy.
The story had a lot to do with the cause Sandy and Jake were both fighting for. Albeit in different directions. I wanted more moments between Jake and Sandy that weren't about the cause. Not all legal jargon. To be honest I didn't care about The Annex. I cared about the love story. I wanted more of it. Too much time passed between those special moments for my liking. A lot of info about the cause I wasn't interested in left me wanting to flip the pages and get to the good stuff.
I liked the story but it was lacking that spark I know and love about Melanie's books. Still good. Her books are always good. Her dialogue is so realistic it feels like the conversation is taking place literally in front of you. I wanted more gooey love story.
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I rarely give 4 stars for anything. At first, I have to say that I was going to give this 3 stars, but the second time that I read it, I had to give it 4. Ms. Jacobson knows how to get us in the characters heads. It isn't just a 'he said', 'she said' story, it is the frustrations, longing, the thinking, the doing, the clever twists and turns. I will qualify and say that of all her stories, I had the hardest time with the brand names she kept dropping, but in one sense, it was part of the setting. I just don't enjoy that part of the world we live in. Jake and Sandy were opposites that attracted, and had great conversations. It was perfect that the conflict came with work, and it was great to see 'El Diablo' die in the end....
This is definitely an LDS/Mormon setting, but Ms. Jacobson is alway spot on with the romance. Clean, sweet, and longing...