Kari and Kacey are meant to be. They met in college, fell in love immediately, were really good together until the day Kacey left out of the blue, with no more explanation than some obscure family problem she needed to deal with, and never came back.
Ten years later, she moves in the house next door to Kari, with her nine-year-old daughter. The attraction is still as strong as it was when they were twenty, but Kari is terrified of being hurt again.
This is not an easy review to write but not for the usual reasons. I loved what I read. I liked the characters a lot (despite Kari needing to chill a little, especially when it comes to her sister’s love life), I liked the story, I liked the amount of angst, I liked the writing. The problem is what I didn’t read. What’s there is really good and makes me regret what’s missing even more. The narrative is too thin, it lacks consistency, needs a little more fat here and there.
I don’t want to make it look as if it wasn’t good. It was, I’m giving it 4*. But I wish there was more. Not more to the story, more in the story. So a frustrated 4*.