I spent over an hour on Kindle Unlimited trying to find my next read before stumbling upon this excerpt and I was sold.
I love Winter Renshaw’s books, including my all time favorite of hers Absinthe. I know she has the ability to create and unravel an incredible story that keeps readers invested in each character while they endure the journey she has set out for then.
Having said that, this book left me feeling, well… meh. There was such an opportunity to go so deep with this book, creating a story that seeps into your skin and leaves you completely drained, but it just rested at the surface.
As you go through the story, when the two main characters are “re-introduced”, there are no big kismet moments or moments where the chemistry is so strong that you’re dodging the fireworks as the interact.
Cainan is the typical New York bachelor who goes to bars to have surface relationships with women until one night, he has a sever car accident that puts him in a medically induced coma along with a list of other industries. While he is out, he has a dream about a wife and kids that is so vivid, that when he wakes up and becomes lucid, he’s convinced that it was all real.
Brie is super analytical and approaches the world with statistics and facts. She’s the other half of a pair of twins, and after her sister dies, she’s left with a piece of herself missing. One night, she stumbles upon a horrific car accident and stays with the driver until the ambulance arrives. She follows the ambulance to the hospital and while waiting to hear more, meets the driver’s best friend, Grant.
Brie and Grant hit it off and after a few short months, Grant makes their relationship to the next level when he proposes.
After convincing himself the dream was fake and the woman was not real, he’s reacquainted with the woman of his dreams, but it turns out she’s engaged to his best friend.
Brie: She’s smart and analytical. She trusts her gut when it comes to Grant, which turns out to be a blessing, but you really don’t learn much about her.
Cainin: He’s quiet, reserved, and a successful lawyer. After his accident, he seems to have changed his workaholic ways.
Let’s Talk About (the) Sex, Baby!
Vanilla, Vanilla, Vanilla. The whole story was Vanilla.
There was BARELY a sex scene in this book, to my disappointment! But then again, there was no real chemistry so, I wasn’t really that invested.
GAWD this book could have been SO FUCKING GOOD. I loved the concept, the excerpt reeled me right in, but overall, I was super underwhelmed.