My rating: 4 of 5 stars
For the first half of this book I was pretty convinced that I did not like this book. It does have profanity (not an inordinate amount, but too much for my taste), and sex seems to be the “in” thing for our protagonist. However, John does begin to mature as life comes crashing down on him. As love and relationships begin to matter to him more than money, he learns what is important in life.
I am so appreciative that this story is somewhat realistic. All too often, contemporary romances follow a traditional formula, and one feels as though he/she is reading the same old love song again and again.. The author bravely delves into the topic of cancer. In this day and age, every person can probably identify with cancer. Every year, thousands are diagnosed with this horrible disease, and not all can be saved.
As the story reached its climax, I found myself emotionally moved and somewhat connected to John, Sophie, and Isabelle. I still would like to know how John continued to live a life a luxury when he has no job, but I am not a technological guru. And I can give my friends’ famous answer: “It’s just a book.” I am always so pleased when I find a book that improves as I read on. More than likely, this will be a well-loved book that is worth read.
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.