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  1. says:

    You know that one person you had a crush on for forever but it went unreuited? This is a wish fulfillment for that scenario Bettina has been in love with Ty for forever and a day but right out of high school he ended up marrying his long time girlfriend Rhea Bettina though heartbroken put that part of herself away and decided to move on with her life meeting other people and also becoming a successful business woman who runs her own salon However twelve years later she gets the opportunity to spend a night with Ty who's just coming off a divorce and she snaps it up all too uickly Now three months later she's pregnant and the love of her life is asking her to marry him and make a family together Of course she acceptsI was really excited to see how this would go I have such a weak spot for second chance romances but they usually leave me irritated because it's the same old guy fucks around while the woman stays celibate shit This relationship dynamic however is a flip on the usual In most cases it's the h with a lukewarmterrible sex life while the H had enjoyed himself In this case the H has only ever been with one woman Rhea Bettina however is referred to as Bad Betti and she rather enjoys sex uncaring of what people have to say about her She owns a salon away from there and is now trying to sell her place so she can get out of this little townAnd oh mansuch a good combination of tropes for me I love second chance romances unreuited love beta H non virginal h marriage of convenienceso what went wrong right?Well the book started off very strongly for me I liked how it was in the beginning even with Ty's rejection of her post sex After they spend the night together his brother Tim hints to him that he'd been the one to put Betti on his trail And now Ty feels like shit because he thinks that he'd simply been a pity fuck for Betti He's hurt by it especially since he'd been originally so elated He reacts imo in a realistic manner I was even down with it after she finds out she's pregnant and they decide to marry I was hoping there'd be a bit resistance from her here because wellthe guy doesn't love you which he admits to twice in the book and he's only asking you to marry him because you're having his kid And you're in love with him Girl think this the fuck through At least make him sign a damn prenup I thought things went than a bit fast here but whateverHowever I was fine with it after that as well because Ty was the sweetest muddling through this new marriage after having just gotten out of another He also has to charter new waters as he tries to reconcile the fact that this relationship won't be like his last; that she won't punish him at every turn or that she won't abuse him in any way and certainly not by emotionally or sexually depriving him I loved that they had to work through that I was down with that But then that's kind of where things ended for meTheir relationship after this point had way too much sex and too little anything else Most of their scenes consisted of them having sex And at first I was fine with Betti's motivations for it trying to show him love and affection physically which he was previously deprived of but then it didn't make for good reading I was waiting for them to connect without it having to do with sex but almost every interaction devolved into sex And then the family drama got thrown in there and I think that the novel just lost focusI wanted to give this novel a good rating simply for the H Ty but I had several issues with it that're keeping me from doing so First is to do with the sex Like I mentioned it was waaaay too much sex for me Even if I loved everything about this book the most I'd have been able to give it would've been a four because it was too much sex and too little emotional development for me But to do with the sex in specific also like I've mentioned I did like the flip on the usual manwhore H virgininexperienced h tropeWith Ty he's only ever been with one woman previously Although there're not specific mentions of what he did do with her it's made pretty clear that it wasn't anything wild or crazy He loved Rhea which he admits to openly However she abused him assaulting him physically while also using emotional and sexual means as a way to hurt him further She controlled him sexually making him feel ashamed for having sexual thoughts or feelings and humiliating him for having desires And she was also the type to not do anything but the ordinary It's noted that his first experiences of giving or receiving of oral sex is with Bettina There's even one hilarious scene in which he has to ask his manwhore brother Tim how to go down on a womanWith Bettina it's not mentioned what she has done but she is experienced When Ty and Rhea got married I loved that the author didn't write what authors regularly do with second chance romances I love that even though Betti admits to having always loved Ty since the fifth grade she didn't sit around and wait for him to break up and finally notice her pining away for him all that time She loved him sure but she didn't put her own life love and sex on hold standing in a corner waiting for him to finally glance her way Faaaar too many books have these situations and it pisses me off so much especially since often than not this isn't the case IRLThe only issue I had here was with Tim Ty's adopted brother In the first chapter it's made pretty clear that Betti's slept with Tim It wasn't in your face throughout the book or anything with the only mention of it in the very first chapter but I didn't like reading about it regardless I'm not really down with the whole getting down with one's siblings thing biological or not At first I didn't let it bother me because I dunnomaybe it's par for the course when it comes to small towns? She says it's a town of 5000 which is much different from what I'm used to which is a city of millions so I guess I can see how it'd be slim pickings? I dunno I just don't think it'd be fair of me to impress my big city thoughts and views on small town living I also found myself being slightly relieved because Ty and Tim aren't biological brothersHowever When I got to the end of the book I didn't understand why the author even bothered to include it It doesn't play a part in the rest of the book it has no other mentions other than the beginning it doesn't add or take away anything from the book at allso why did the author even include that? So while I didn't have an issue with it at the beginning I did by the end since there'd been no discernible reason for that to have been part of the book at allNext OWOM drama This book has that though I don't see how the plot of this book could've been written without its inclusion Ty does think about his ex wife Rhea uite a bit especially in the beginning but it's not done in an omg I miss and love her so much I want her back kind of way She abused him when they were together and now he's in therapy Plus they'd been together since literally forever from the second grade all the way up until the age of 30 with twelve of those years spent married So it's not a surprise that he can't excise her from his life so completely And speaking just to the abuse I can see how Ty wouldn't just be able to get over and forget it so uickly even three months post divorce It can be hard to reconcile the fact that someone who you loved so much abused you and I can see how it'd be a part of one's life for a good long whileHowever that wasn't my issue with the OW drama My issue was that I don't feel it was properly resolved The book had so many subplots involved that I don't think it properly focused on a single thing all that well I felt the stuff with Rhea was left pretty unresolved Yeah he told her off the last time they saw one another but it felt as though we'd see her again But we don't which made me feel that there was no closure there There aren't going to be books with this couple at least not that I think0 so this is something that's left danglingThe book should've maintained focus but in the end it went off to the bigger family stuff which is a thread running through the series And while it felt like it was going to be stuff surrounding Rhea that would be the major conflict it's actually stuff to do with Zander the estranged brother who is kind of the villain in the end This kind of really pissed me off tbh because it felt like the author dropping the important aspects of this book in order to plug her next one which is Zander's book This was obviously meant to lead in to his story so it felt like she was just selling something else to me there instead of resolving the issues to do with the book and the coupleThere was also a scene that some may find objectionable Ty usually has nightmares to do with his ex wife He doesn't tell Betti what they're about but it's pretty obvious they're to do with his ex wife Just over halfway through he has another nightmare about her This one ends up being different though because while he's sleeping Betti initiates sex with him they're both always down for sex whenever so it wasn't an issue of consent Sooowhile he's having this nightmare he suddenly thinks it's his ex Rhea who's performing oral sex on him And he says her nameNow I was able to move past it because I felt it'd be understandable that he'd think it's his wife of 12 years rather than Betti a woman he married not too long ago Plus he's shown plenty of times throughout the book how much he cares for her over his ex who he's completely over I never felt he had any lingering feelings for her just regret with how it'd all turned out And I could understand how something happening to you IRL could commingle with a dream or nightmare you're having making it difficult to discern what's what and who's who I also felt that he'd fucked up bad enough that it was dire but not so much that I felt it went into unforgivable territory And he'd been great in so many other ways that I didn't feel it was enough to discount him as a whole because of itAt the time I was fine with the scene because I felt it wasn't done for shits and giggles or that it had no reason or purpose for having been included It felt as though it was being used as a part of the narrative in order to trigger events particularly a conversation that they needed to have about his abuse and resulting trauma which I felt she had a right to know because they're married and live and sleep together And hey what can I sayit made for great angst But that's not what happened It felt as if it were going to go in that direction and finally have them talk about his abuse but Ty ended up avoiding the conversation again And they ended up making up after he told her he had no feelings for his ex This left me disappointed because after that it felt as though the scene was included for no reason Nothing changed between them imo and the conversation I was hoping it'd trigger was left unspoken Hell I was hoping that maybe she'd even just uestion this entire relationship with Ty with how she's totally in love with him but he doesn't love her He cares about her sure but that's not love But that doesn't happen right And they continue on going back to sexsexsex and nothing And see that kind of encompasses my issue with the book as a whole A lot of things felt as though they should have some sort of impact but they never really delivered I felt Ty's withholding of his secret went on for way too long being dragged well past the four fifths mark And when something is dragged out so long it feels as though it should have a giant impact once it does hit But it doesn't Instead the reveal of his past abuse is made completely about Betti She screams about it and cries and faints And then Ty ends up being the one to comfort HER What the fuck It was TY who'd been abused so why the fuck is he consoling HER? And then Angi Betti's sister is shown as a peripheral figure throughout the book Betti's hurt that Angi's been keeping her at a distance And then Angi shows up and things are resolved And then at the very end view spoilerBetti suffers a miscarriage in the very last chapter and the epilogue opens with them three weeks later and going to visit Ty's therapist together hide spoiler


  2. says:

    I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an impartial review Thanks So I read the blurb for Once in a Blue Moon Bluebonnet Texas #2 by Amie Stuart and was intrigued I thought I would be getting one of the usual cowboy romances where boy and girl knew each other and meet again and slowly fall in love and overcome some little obstacles but boy this one was different To start with in the blurb we learn that Ty was in a ‘volatile one sided marriage’ Well let me tell you this description doesn’t do justice at all to what he experienced The book deals with a topic that is dealt with heaps in stories from a female perspective but this is the first time I have encountered it in a story where the male is the victim and it just blew me away Bettina and Ty sort of have a history but he married his high school sweetheart and she was stuck in Bluebonnet raising her sister and running her hairdressing salon hoping that she could eventually leave the town she had grown up in and they just existed in different circles that rarely intersectedI really liked both characters Bettina has her set of rules when it comes to dealing with men which have served her well up until now She is a very strong female who hasn’t had the chances everyone else has had but she has made the most of the opportunities she was given and has made her way successfully in life despite being from the wrong side of the tracks She has loyal friends and she is in turn a loyal and trustworthy friend To top it all off she doesn’t scare easily and she gives as good as she gets I loved the scene with Bettina and Ty’s ex in the supermarket but I am getting ahead of myself Ty himself comes across outwardly as a strong typical cowboy but that is actually far from the truth With a little help from his brother Tim Ty and Bettina end up having a one night stand that has conseuences that neither planned for It was clear from the early scenes that Ty had some issues sexually and Bettina could sense something but there wasn’t anything she could really put her finger on To be honest I suirmed uncomfortably as I read the scenes and really felt for Ty I wanted to slap his ex wife across the next county for what she did to him It is unbelievable that such abuse – both physical and mental can and does happen to men and yet it probably goes mostly unreported because of the shame associated with it I could sort of understand why he didn’t get out of the marriage earlier than he actually did but then I also couldn’t It is hard to imagine a relationship like this where a visually strong person who you would expect to be the protector becomes the victim and cannot retaliate because he was taught that men don’t hit women This is great advice but for a man in his situation Ty needed some better advice and I think it came too little too late It wasn’t really made clear in the story how his family found out about what was going on between Rhea and himself but in the story they did know and they did support him in his recovery but it was still kept a family secret almost a dirty little secret which had conseuences later on that I won’t revealIt is very unusual to read about a character who is on the one hand a strong – physically strong cowboy who works the family ranch but who on the other hand is damaged both mentally and emotionally almost to the point of thinking that what he is doing in his dealings with Bettina – mostly sexually is wrong His past and his ex have so coloured his experiences that he basically is a virgin in so many ways Here the scene between Tim and Ty and advice on oral sex comes to mind and while it was sort of funny it was also very sad to read because we know what Ty has gone through I had a hard time grasping this not because it wasn’t well written but because it was something I had a difficult time getting my head around it and it did make me uncomfortable to read how badly it affected him so Ms Stuart did a great job with the emotional connection There were times when I also wanted to shake Ty and make him open up to Bettina because his lack of disclosure was not really helping his relationship to thrive the way that it should have When Rhea the ex did turn up she was an extremely vile creature and the author did a great job of conveying the feelings Ty had when he encountered her I really thought that there would be issues with Bettina and Ty having to deal with Rhea but that was one part of the story that was extremely anticlimactic and than a little bit disappointing I would have loved for her to get her comeuppance but it just didn’t happen It takes a while for Bettina and Ty to be a couple and also prospective parents and of course there are the usual family members and some issues that they cause but mostly this book deals with the growth of Ty and Bettina as a couple and the reader gets a real insight into how detrimental abuse can be on any relationship even one that is not affected by abuse at all The lack of disclosure from Ty about his issues affects his dealings with Bettina and she really has no clue so she sort of fumbles around in the dark and he has triggers like money and of course sex but she doesn’t know that and they don’t really talk about things in depth I also had some issues with Ty jumping straight back into marriage with Bettina especially given his experience the first time around To me it was almost as if he was a glutton for punishment and perhaps wasn’t thinking straight At this stage he didn’t really vocalize his feelings for Bettina at all so there was just the attraction and for me that wasn’t really enough for them to tie the knot I really began to appreciate Bettina who even though she didn’t realize it was helping Ty by just being herself and dealing with things in the way that she usually did head on and directly She was supportive and he blossomed under her care – and here I am groaning about my choice of words because men don’t usually blossom but I am having a hard time finding the right words to describe a male who has suffered such intense abuse growing and moving on and developing into a mentally and emotionally strong male I loved that she had a great sense of humour but oh boy Ty the virgin in so many ways didn’t know how to deal with her sense of humour about sexual matters his feelings or the sexuality in the relationship and his desires and ability to perform in the bedroom His family also didn’t help – we have a rather cool towards Bettina mother in law an interfering sister in law who I was a bit ambivalent about and then the mostly absent brother Zander who does turn up briefly The scene with the brother Zander at Thanksgiving just blew me out of the water because of its raw intensity and the harm it caused I was also a bit shocked at the intense reaction that Bettina had and wasn't sure if this was just a tad too extreme or if it was just emotionally driven due to pregnancy hormones but it wasn't fully explained Obviously there were family issues which were probably covered in detail in book one which I haven’t yet read that covered this We do get some back story that reveals the parent’s issues and explains the illegitimate sister who now lives with the family but the vitriol and the destruction Zander caused in a short space of time really shocked me I know that his book is next and I for one cannot wait to read it because he almost seems to be a Jekyll and Hyde His interactions with his wife and son are so different from his interactions with his family That will be one book to look out forI was a bit disappointed that the book finished where it did To be honest I thought that it could have progressed a bit further as it seemed rather abrupt to end it where it did both emotionally for the characters and also for the progression of the story Now this is no cliffhanger so don’t worry The story does conclude but I didn’t like where and how it concluded but that is just me I appreciate that the topic matter is a difficult one but Ms Stuart did a great job and the reader gets insight into how abused males feel and cope and it is also rather confronting as well as uncomfortable to read at times but this story was well worth it Grab your copy and enjoy but take my advice and start with book one


  3. says:

    I didn't really care for Ty and Bettina in the beginning of the book but once I learned about both pasts they grew on me


  4. says:

    Emotional angsty story that I enjoyed very much Bettina and Ty's journey to become a couple was sweet and I was rooting for them both from the beginning Bettina was a good balance of feistiness not a uality I always admire and common sense Ty was so shy and wounded but strong underneath a couple that really balanced each other The suspense of wondering how Ty would reveal what Rhea had done to him built gradually and the moment where it was revealed very climactic One thing that bothered me was a large cast of characters his large family and her circle of friends and colleagues was a little confusing


  5. says:

    I feel like this book ended abruptly view spoiler what happened with Rhea? does she come back to start trouble? it's hard to believe that she'd just back off what about Zander? does he find out about the miscarriage? does he get his ads kicked for being a that since he added to the stress that cause Bee's miscarriage? hide spoiler


  6. says:

    This book was great I normally don't go for beta hero's but this one just worked for me I found myself cheering for the h and H and could not stop reading


  7. says:

    Well written and a cute story


  8. says:

    45 stars I really liked this one Good story that had me rooting for an HEA for the Hh


  9. says:

    Just yesSo very heart wrenchingly beautiful Full of love understanding and family drama This was a safe read with a HFN


  10. says:

    I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review I'd never heard of this author before but another author that I regularly read and review connected me to Amie Stuart I had absolutely no expectations going into the book and didn't even have any idea what it was about Within the first 10 pages I was completely hooked and loved the main female character The book is set in a small town and she has a bad reputation but she doesn't let it get to her at all She's strong funny and has a very good sense of self that serves her well as she has a chance with a man she's been in love with since grade school The main male character Ty has a dark secret that I won't reveal here which the author handles perfectly I really felt for Ty and his situation and it isn't one that is regularly discussed but you suspect happens freuently than you would expect The author manages to make him very sweet and vulnerable without losing any of his masculinity There is one major plot situation that was a bit far fetched in how easy it happens but if you just accept it and keep going you won't be disappointed I loved all the characters and not all are easy to like which just somehow makes it all realistic This is a book with an interesting story line characters with a lot of different personalities and great pacing I loved it and will definitely read books by Amie Stuart


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Once in a Blue Moon

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Baby sister now safely in college that dream is within her grasp But underneath Bad Betti’s tough exterior beats the heart of a woman with hopes and dreams and she’s loved Ty almost as long as he loved his ex wife When fate drops Ty in her lap one night of passion leaves them dealing with a pregnancy and a marriage both have reservations about Can a girl from t I feel like this book ended abruptly view spoiler what happened with Rhea does she come back to start trouble it's hard to believe that she'd just back off what about Zander does he find out about the miscarriage does he get his ads kicked for being a that since he added to the stress that cause Bee's miscarriage hide spoiler Take the Fight Out of Food in college that dream Beyond Enkription (The Burlington Files is within her grasp But underneath Bad Betti’s tough exterior beats the heart of a woman with hopes and dreams and she’s loved Ty almost as long as he loved his ex wife When fate drops Ty The Meri Scott Show (London Loving Book 2) in her lap one night of passion leaves them dealing with a pregnancy and a marriage both have reservations about Can a girl from t I feel like this book ended abruptly view spoiler what happened with Rhea does she come back to start trouble Matthew Everingham, A First Fleeter And His Times it's hard to believe that she'd just back off what about Zander does he find out about the miscarriage does he get his ads kicked for being a that since he added to the stress that cause Bee's miscarriage hide spoiler

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He wrong side of the tracks and Bluebonnet’s favorite son find common ground outside the bedroom Despite the interfering in laws a jealous baby sister and a holiday no one wants to remember Betti and Ty discover that even though their happily ever after doesn't come easy anything worth having is worth working for ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN 2005 BY LIUID SILVER BOOKS Well written and a cute story Glazes Cone 6: 1240 C / 2264 F interfering Take the Fight Out of Food: How to Prevent and Solve Your Child's Eating Problems in laws a jealous baby sister and a holiday no one wants to remember Betti and Ty discover that even though their happily ever after doesn't come easy anything worth having Take the Fight Out of Food is worth working for ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN 2005 BY LIUID SILVER BOOKS Well written and a cute story

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At eighteen Ty Boudreaux married his high school sweetheart and planned to live happily ever after on the family ranch But after twelve years in a volatile one sided marriage this newly divorced cowboy is struggling to put his life back together At eighteen Bettina Blanchard’s goal in life had been to shake the dust of Bluebonnet Texas off her heels and with her You know that one person you had a crush on for forever but it went unreuited This is a wish fulfillment for that scenario Bettina has been in love with Ty for forever and a day but right out of high school he ended up marrying his long time girlfriend Rhea Bettina though heartbroken put that part of herself away and decided to move on with her life meeting other people and also becoming a successful business woman who runs her own salon However twelve years later she gets the opportunity to spend a night with Ty who's just coming off a divorce and she snaps it up all too uickly Now three months later she's pregnant and the love of her life is asking her to marry him and make a family together Of course she acceptsI was really excited to see how this would go I have such a weak spot for second chance romances but they usually leave me irritated because it's the same old guy fucks around while the woman stays celibate shit This relationship dynamic however is a flip on the usual In most cases it's the h with a lukewarmterrible sex life while the H had enjoyed himself In this case the H has only ever been with one woman Rhea Bettina however is referred to as Bad Betti and she rather enjoys sex uncaring of what people have to say about her She owns a salon away from there and is now trying to sell her place so she can get out of this little townAnd oh mansuch a good combination of tropes for me I love second chance romances unreuited love beta H non virginal h marriage of convenienceso what went wrong rightWell the book started off very strongly for me I liked how it was in the beginning even with Ty's rejection of her post sex After they spend the night together his brother Tim hints to him that he'd been the one to put Betti on his trail And now Ty feels like shit because he thinks that he'd simply been a pity fuck for Betti He's hurt by it especially since he'd been originally so elated He reacts imo in a realistic manner I was even down with it after she finds out she's pregnant and they decide to marry I was hoping there'd be a bit resistance from her here because wellthe guy doesn't love you which he admits to twice in the book and he's only asking you to marry him because you're having his kid And you're in love with him Girl think this the fuck through At least make him sign a damn prenup I thought things went than a bit fast here but whateverHowever I was fine with it after that as well because Ty was the sweetest muddling through this new marriage after having just gotten out of another He also has to charter new waters as he tries to reconcile the fact that this relationship won't be like his last; that she won't punish him at every turn or that she won't abuse him in any way and certainly not by emotionally or sexually depriving him I loved that they had to work through that I was down with that But then that's kind of where things ended for meTheir relationship after this point had way too much sex and too little anything else Most of their scenes consisted of them having sex And at first I was fine with Betti's motivations for it trying to show him love and affection physically which he was previously deprived of but then it didn't make for good reading I was waiting for them to connect without it having to do with sex but almost every interaction devolved into sex And then the family drama got thrown in there and I think that the novel just lost focusI wanted to give this novel a good rating simply for the H Ty but I had several issues with it that're keeping me from doing so First is to do with the sex Like I mentioned it was waaaay too much sex for me Even if I loved everything about this book the most I'd have been able to give it would've been a four because it was too much sex and too little emotional development for me But to do with the sex in specific also like I've mentioned I did like the flip on the usual manwhore H virgininexperienced h tropeWith Ty he's only ever been with one woman previously Although there're not specific mentions of what he did do with her it's made pretty clear that it wasn't anything wild or crazy He loved Rhea which he admits to openly However she abused him assaulting him physically while also using emotional and sexual means as a way to hurt him further She controlled him sexually making him feel ashamed for having sexual thoughts or feelings and humiliating him for having desires And she was also the type to not do anything but the ordinary It's noted that his first experiences of giving or receiving of oral sex is with Bettina There's even one hilarious scene in which he has to ask his manwhore brother Tim how to go down on a womanWith Bettina it's not mentioned what she has done but she is experienced When Ty and Rhea got married I loved that the author didn't write what authors regularly do with second chance romances I love that even though Betti admits to having always loved Ty since the fifth grade she didn't sit around and wait for him to break up and finally notice her pining away for him all that time She loved him sure but she didn't put her own life love and sex on hold standing in a corner waiting for him to finally glance her way Faaaar too many books have these situations and it pisses me off so much especially since often than not this isn't the case IRLThe only issue I had here was with Tim Ty's adopted brother In the first chapter it's made pretty clear that Betti's slept with Tim It wasn't in your face throughout the book or anything with the only mention of it in the very first chapter but I didn't like reading about it regardless I'm not really down with the whole getting down with one's siblings thing biological or not At first I didn't let it bother me because I dunnomaybe it's par for the course when it comes to small towns She says it's a town of 5000 which is much different from what I'm used to which is a city of millions so I guess I can see how it'd be slim pickings I dunno I just don't think it'd be fair of me to impress my big city thoughts and views on small town living I also found myself being slightly relieved because Ty and Tim aren't biological brothersHowever When I got to the end of the book I didn't understand why the author even bothered to include it It doesn't play a part in the rest of the book it has no other mentions other than the beginning it doesn't add or take away anything from the book at allso why did the author even include that So while I didn't have an issue with it at the beginning I did by the end since there'd been no discernible reason for that to have been part of the book at allNext OWOM drama This book has that though I don't see how the plot of this book could've been written without its inclusion Ty does think about his ex wife Rhea uite a bit especially in the beginning but it's not done in an omg I miss and love her so much I want her back kind of way She abused him when they were together and now he's in therapy Plus they'd been together since literally forever from the second grade all the way up until the age of 30 with twelve of those years spent married So it's not a surprise that he can't excise her from his life so completely And speaking just to the abuse I can see how Ty wouldn't just be able to get over and forget it so uickly even three months post divorce It can be hard to reconcile the fact that someone who you loved so much abused you and I can see how it'd be a part of one's life for a good long whileHowever that wasn't my issue with the OW drama My issue was that I don't feel it was properly resolved The book had so many subplots involved that I don't think it properly focused on a single thing all that well I felt the stuff with Rhea was left pretty unresolved Yeah he told her off the last time they saw one another but it felt as though we'd see her again But we don't which made me feel that there was no closure there There aren't going to be books with this couple at least not that I think0 so this is something that's left danglingThe book should've maintained focus but in the end it went off to the bigger family stuff which is a thread running through the series And while it felt like it was going to be stuff surrounding Rhea that would be the major conflict it's actually stuff to do with Zander the estranged brother who is kind of the villain in the end This kind of really pissed me off tbh because it felt like the author dropping the important aspects of this book in order to plug her next one which is Zander's book This was obviously meant to lead in to his story so it felt like she was just selling something else to me there instead of resolving the issues to do with the book and the coupleThere was also a scene that some may find objectionable Ty usually has nightmares to do with his ex wife He doesn't tell Betti what they're about but it's pretty obvious they're to do with his ex wife Just over halfway through he has another nightmare about her This one ends up being different though because while he's sleeping Betti initiates sex with him they're both always down for sex whenever so it wasn't an issue of consent Sooowhile he's having this nightmare he suddenly thinks it's his ex Rhea who's performing oral sex on him And he says her nameNow I was able to move past it because I felt it'd be understandable that he'd think it's his wife of 12 years rather than Betti a woman he married not too long ago Plus he's shown plenty of times throughout the book how much he cares for her over his ex who he's completely over I never felt he had any lingering feelings for her just regret with how it'd all turned out And I could understand how something happening to you IRL could commingle with a dream or nightmare you're having making it difficult to discern what's what and who's who I also felt that he'd fucked up bad enough that it was dire but not so much that I felt it went into unforgivable territory And he'd been great in so many other ways that I didn't feel it was enough to discount him as a whole because of itAt the time I was fine with the scene because I felt it wasn't done for shits and giggles or that it had no reason or purpose for having been included It felt as though it was being used as a part of the narrative in order to trigger events particularly a conversation that they needed to have about his abuse and resulting trauma which I felt she had a right to know because they're married and live and sleep together And hey what can I sayit made for great angst But that's not what happened It felt as if it were going to go in that direction and finally have them talk about his abuse but Ty ended up avoiding the conversation again And they ended up making up after he told her he had no feelings for his ex This left me disappointed because after that it felt as though the scene was included for no reason Nothing changed between them imo and the conversation I was hoping it'd trigger was left unspoken Hell I was hoping that maybe she'd even just uestion this entire relationship with Ty with how she's totally in love with him but he doesn't love her He cares about her sure but that's not love But that doesn't happen right And they continue on going back to sexsexsex and nothing And see that kind of encompasses my issue with the book as a whole A lot of things felt as though they should have some sort of impact but they never really delivered I felt Ty's withholding of his secret went on for way too long being dragged well past the four fifths mark And when something is dragged out so long it feels as though it should have a giant impact once it does hit But it doesn't Instead the reveal of his past abuse is made completely about Betti She screams about it and cries and faints And then Ty ends up being the one to comfort HER What the fuck It was TY who'd been abused so why the fuck is he consoling HER And then Angi Betti's sister is shown as a peripheral figure throughout the book Betti's hurt that Angi's been keeping her at a distance And then Angi shows up and things are resolved And then at the very end view spoilerBetti suffers a miscarriage in the very last chapter and the epilogue opens with them three weeks later and going to visit Ty's therapist together hide spoiler