on Jan. 8, 2019 :
The title of this novella intrigued me and I thought I see what this book was about. I was not disappointed. What struck me was how the writing really drew me into the story. This novella follows a connection between an uptight and extremely anxious vet, Alex, with the widowed and wealthy woman, Lily. Both Alex and Lily seemingly take an attraction to each other but they take things slowly, as they try to figure each other out before they reveal their true selves and intentions, but most importantly their pasts.
The writing is dialogue heavy, but I did not think this was necessarily a negative. Sasha McCallum uses this style to explore a large range of topics and to reveal the nuances that Alex and Lily each have.
However, adding more details about the surrounding environment could give this work more atmosphere as well as subtlety to what the characters are thinking and feeling. This could also assist with context (at beginning of chapter 5, I wasn't sure where this conversation was taking place).
An altogether intense and dramatic story about how people deal with their insecurities and what this means in a burgeoning relationship.
(review of free book)