Solid 2.5 Stars
A part of me will always be joined to a part of you. I can feel it. And it feels so damn good. Don't ever let go of me, Kelly English. -Mitch I really like this quote.
Romance/steam factor: 1.5 stars
Characters: (Hero) Likable
I'm extremely conflicted about this book. On the one hand some of it's key elements were beautiful, heart breaking even. On the other, the heroine came off as very selfish. Much like her mother, just not as brutal. I have major issues with how her ending unfolded or her good fortune, if you will. Considering her actions/choices that occurred. It left a bad taste in my mouth when you witness her life through the years passing.
I'm not real big on fishing and such. It's just not interesting to me. I see what others' love about it. I can see why people enjoy it. But it's just not for me nor interesting for me to read about. So, unfortunately because this theme is what takes up majority of this story, what sort of ties these characters together, it just knocked the intriguing/interesting factor down alot for me.
It didn't help that the "Romance" that the heroine has is extremely glossed over. Instead of being the real focal point of the book, it came off as extremely flat filler for the book. It felt like the romance was more so between the lake and the fish than their human counterparts. While there are beautiful sweet moments described for the reader, I failed to feel that emotional depth that we are told is there.
This is a major pet peeve of mine with romances. I don't want to be told, I want to be shown and experience the feeling. And this is hard to do when there is barely anything on the pages to work with in this respect.
This book had potential. Certain elements were touching, thought provoking. But with the way key things played out, the execution of it was just lacking. I really wanted to love this one but sadly I didn't.
I would not recommend this read.