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Beginning A Middle Anda middle and nd It should also not be a straight line from the first point to the last There should be some hitches and some twists and turns This story was very lacking in anything that wasn t a recollection of the past or a redundant complaint about the present situation Ultimately nothing happens here aaaaaand then all the conflict is magically resolved because Convents and the Body Politic in Late Renaissance Venice everyone loves a happynding in a chick novelI m all for chick lit or books that would make good Lifetime movies or Edicts of Asoka easy summer reads but this is too far in the direction of brainlessness If this book sounds good to you from the synopsis I d suggest you skip it and go for a Nicholas Sparks instead Awesome readIt was a wonderful uplifting heart warming story this story is what happens after a moment that changes all 3 peoples s livestheir relations and how they cope with it Allison and Tessa are sisters only two years apart whose parents were killed in an auto accident when they were still young After the accident the girls move to Tuc I ve had this book on my Kindle for ages so when Vee recommend it I jumped straight in See I love me an angsty marriage in trouble read and I definitively got that hereI don t think I ve read a book before where the wife is the other woman very different and it totally worked We ALL mess up at some stage in our lives it s how we learn and grow that counts and Sam Allie and Tessa did some sooner than othersLoved the growth the characters had loved seeing Sam slowlyxtract his head from his rear Upgrade Soul end and fight for what he had all along and almost lost Should not have read thisPoor heroine The husband who was dating her sister that she chased slept with and got pregnant doesn t love her like she wants Or does he If that weren t badnough she flirts with the guy that s now chasing her sisterDNF Re read Sept 24 2020 This one is still angsty AF and I definitely njoyed the heartbreaking angst all over again I decided this time that Grandma was kind of an asshole the way she messed with her granddaughter s marriage the way she did Also the way she treated her old beau who was still madly in love with her Yeah the grandma was definitely an asshole FOUR STARSI loved this story I loved Alli s gutted realization that her husband truly will never love her the way she deserves to be loved and the motional sadness she went through as she tried to divorce him The doubt and jealousy she felt when her sister came back home again felt so real too So many angsty Elizabeth I: Translations, 1544-1589 emotions This is such a great story with a perfectnding the actual one I was rooting for Total recommend This is one of my fave books Dolphin Confidential: Confessions of a Field Biologist evah and it s currently free on wasn t supposed to read this book yet God knows I have a lot of ARCs to get through and Just the Way You Are has been sitting around my Kindle for a while now I think I got it for free a while back but I never got around to reading it until now I wasn t reallyxpecting anything Barbara Freethy has been a hit or miss for me so it came as a pleasant surprise how much I loved it The moment I started it I couldn t put it down and let me tell the tears started flowing arly on The StorySam and Tessa were high school sweethearts They lived next door to ach other and when they were both 12 they fell in love But their love was tested when Tessa chose to leave Tucker s Landing for a modeling gig in Aspen Sam Feeling Like Tessa Abandoned Him Slept With Tessa S Sister like Tessa abandoned him slept with Tessa s sister which resulted in a pre. Er a life about to be tested by the return of the only woman who can break them up Alli's sister TessaA baby brought them together and ven though Alli has always loved her strong sexy husband Sam and the life they've built together she has decided to set him free to follow his youthful dreams It is no longer nough for her to be wife and lover when she knows she holds so little of his heartSam has always dreamed of a life away from the close knit world of Tucker's Landing bu. ,
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Gnancy Sam did the right thing and married Allie while Tessa feeling their betrayal left Tucker s Landing and the love of her life Alli as mentioned was Tessa s sister younger sister who always had a crush on Sam She was considered a nuisance by Tessa and tolerated by Sam It was Alli who seduced Sam that night that resulted in her getting pregnant
It was also Alli who after 8 years of marriage decided to let Sam go after she realized he waswas also Alli who after 8 years of marriage decided to let Sam go after she realized he was pining for her sister after she view spoilerfound photographs of Tessa and magazines with her face on it that he kept hidden in his desk hide spoiler 375 StarsOverall Opinion This definitely packed a punch with the angst I am a sucker for unreuited love type stories and this fit the bill perfectly My heart broke almost from the start of the book for the h and her insecurities and feelings of unreuited love for the H The H was a mess too He wasn t my favorite H by a long shot but I also understood what the power of what ifs can do to a person I wasn t a huge fan of Tessa but then again I m not sure I was supposed to be There is a parallel story going on with the grandmother and her love life that I thought was a sweet touch My biggest gripe is that towards the it felt like all the issues were resolved a little too Imaginary Runner easily It was likeverything all of a sudden took a 180 turn and was all copacetic I also would ve loved a longer and farther glimpse into their future The From Cottage to Bungalow: Houses and the Working Class in Metropolitan Chicago, 1869-1929 epilogue felt lacking and focused on the wrong characters tbhBrief Summary of the Storyline This is Alli and Sam s story Alli and Sam had grown up together along with Alli s older sister Tessa Tessa and Sam had always been inseparable and Alli had always been following along Something happens and Alli finds herself pregnant with Sam s baby and he breaks Tessa s heart and marries Allie The story starts 9 years later when Alli had decided to finally set Sam free of his obligation to her because she is tired of living in a marriage full of what ifs and unreuited love The true test for Sam comes when Tessa returns because their grandmother had a stroke There is some confrontation some sad moments few sexy timesand a HEAndingPOV This alternated between focusing mainly on Alli and Sam in 3rd person narrative It have some sections that focused on the h s sister Tessa and the grandmother as wellOverall Pace of Story Good until the abrupt Fresh Water ending I never skimmed and I thought it flowed wellInstalove No they had knownach other since they were kids and had been married for 9 yearsH rating 3 stars Sam He was a little oblivious to the harm he did a lot of the time but I did feel like he was likable at some points tooh rating 35 stars Alli I liked her I did wish she wasn t so stubborn at timesSadness level Moderatehigh I think I had a constant stream of tears going while reading this book It never turned into an ugly cry but it definitely got the waterworks going PushPull Yes view spoiler The h pushes away a good bit The H is the main pursuer of the relationship hide spoiler What a mess Alli sleeps with her sister s boyfriend then is forced to marry him because of course she had unprotected sex and got preggars Sam the guy
uestion never loved Alli but slept with her because her sister Tessa chose to pursue a career instead of with him in their small hometown As much as I would love to write a full on scathing review I simply have no inclination to French Daguerreotypes even revisit these people s lives suffice to say this is a big fat DN. T marriage and fatherhoodnded all that Now Sam is torn between what was and what was meant to be He must decide if it's time to rekindle the dreams of the past or accept Alli and her love just the way she isJUST THE WAY YOU ARE is an From Notes to Narrative: Writing Ethnographies That Everyone Can Read emotionallly compelling heartwarming beautiful love story about choices second chances the crush of a youthful love the intensity of a love born from marriage and life Anxceptional novel from #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freet. I was going from hot to cold and from tears to frowns reading this bookVery rarely an author makes me root for the cheating couple Almost neverIn this bookto my own surprise I was all for the sister that married the all around wanted guy Yes she stole him from her sister Yes she had sex with him and got pregnant Yes yes yes but it is justlets face it Sam and Tessa were over He knew That is why he wanted to ask her to marry him And she knew she was leaving him when she went to model that ChristmasI know I was supossed to feel Tessa s hurt I know But I just did notI know EVERYBODY told me Ally was a nuisance when she was youngI did not see it like this Tessa saw her like this still but ven Sam saw her for what she was a girl her sister pushed out of the light all the time Ally took it But she freaked when Tessa left her in the dark The only person Ally had was TessaLater when it comes to Samahlove I cried when Ally tells us how she wished she could take it all back Even if she never had her kid She really thinks she hurt somebodyLets face it she did notSam was made for herSo why did Tessa want want him stillHer plans about him moving to Portlandleaving verything ven his kid so they could be half way from LA These kinds of daydreams They made me sick And the fact that she just went on and on about how she would never separate Ally and Sam but you knownow that they are not togetherummbabethey are together They are with ach other all the time They have a kid they love why do you keep pushing itBut if were only thisshe just kept bad mouthing Ally to her husband and being surprised when he told her she was wrong I meanummmthe man was married to her for 9 years DuuuhShe just bitched and bitched but in the nd she was the shallow lame oneBut still it would have all been ok and I could have just kept hating Tess if not for SamI knowin uestion never loved Alli but slept with her because her sister Tessa chose to pursue a career instead of
he realized that he loved his wife I know he realized he loved his life and should stop looking back Butrealized that he loved his wife I know he realized he loved his life and should stop looking back But damn it Like 10 pages till the nd when Tessa asked him to have a future with her he DID NOT TELL HER NO He just looked as his wife and kid and Tess was like ok I get itWellgod for her Look a her getting it I did not get it Ally deserved after 9 years of marriage then a look in her directionTHE FRUSTRATIONThe author patched it all up somehow but I still felt cheatedI kind of wanted Ally to get Tessa s love interest live happy ver after and Sam and Tessa could then find out they do not suit and be miserable Yeah But alasStill this book made me cry a few times It has a bit to do with beingyou know view spoilermy time of the month long live PMS the all crying pass hide spoiler Re read 13 August 2016Read on 30 October 2012 motional cheating kissed another woman Oh good lord how much stupid can you have in one book This one Was A Freebie From Ibooks And It S VERY Easy a freebie from ibooks and it s VERY Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter's Eye easy see why I read about a uarter of it and then skimmed the rest Anyone for a big stinky ball of cheeseThis is a story about a bitch who ruins the lives of others and then spends a decade bitching about it and whining and complaining and playing stupid mind games with her husband and sister all to feed in to her idiotic inferiority complex and low selfsteem issuesWhile the plot really could have been an interesting one the writing suanders all potential It s so funny to me how many people who only write for fun get published Barbara Freethy apparently has been published multiple times which means people are actually BUYING this garba. “I loved this book I loved it so much I don’t Grand Illusion: The Third Reich, the Paris Exposition, and the Cultural Seduction of France even know what to say The characters were soasy to relate to–at times uncomfortably so I felt like I learned about myself as I read it At times I wanted to cry and at others I was so happy but all the way through I saw truth This book was beautiful and perfect and I’m a fan of Freethy for life” Jamie – Goodreads ReviewTake a romantic journey to Tucker's Landing Oregon where Sam and Alli Tucker have made a life togeth.