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I had to sleep on this review (twice) to make sure I said what I thought without being misinterpreted.
I don’t want people to mistake that for saying I didn’t like 40% of the book, I did actually enjoy it all, it just lacked the usual K.A pizzazz in my opinion – or I was in a grumpy mood and that’s why I got a little bored – which is entirely possible. I felt for these final 2 books, they deviated from the general K.A. themes we all loved and they weren’t as drama filled.
Part of me felt so much pity for her kidnapper – the original one, I know, I was reading like, “How can I feel sorry for this guy?” but I couldn’t feel angry with him, you could feel his remorse, his pain, and I just felt such immense sorrow for him, seriously, poor guy, now making an effort.
He interrupted me again. “See, babe,
for some reason I cannot get a lock on,
you’re clueless. One minute, you’re
sweet, so fuckin’ sweet, swear to Christ,
Emme, don’t know what I did in my life
to deserve that kind of sweet. Perfect for
me, top to toe, brain and body, free and
easy givin’ me not just everything I want
but everything I need.”
I sucked in a sharp breath as his
words hit me hard in my sternum.
Jacob must not have noticed my
reaction because he kept speaking.
“The next minute, you’re sharin’ your
past with me, workin’ it out in your
head, tellin’ me how you understand that
guy who snatched you scarred you. Then
the next minute, back to clueless, and out
of the blue you’re slippin’ away. You
don’t see it happen, feel it happen, even
know you’re doin’ it. But I feel it. I
don’t get how you don’t get it when you
fuckin’ told me you got it. And last, I
don’t know how to fix it, and when it
happens, it kills. So I gotta be on the
lookout for everything,” he leaned in,
“every-fucking-thing you could use to
tear yourself away from me. So yeah,
Elsbeth called, she seemed to be pulling
her shit together, I took the meet and I
didn’t tell you about it precisely because
of this. Because you’d use it to tear
yourself away from me.”
Again, I had no response. This time
because everything he said was right and
I was freaked because I didn’t know
why I was so clueless, how I didn’t get
it and I also didn’t know how to fix it.