Review – The Time in Between (Magdalene, #3) by Kristen Ashley

The Time in Between (Magdalene, #3)The Time in Between by Kristen Ashley

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

★Book Basics★

Genre: – Contemporary Romance
Series: – 3rd in the series
Love triangle? – No
Cheating? – No
HEA? – Yes
Would I read more by this author? – Yes
Rating – 2

★Review★

Hmm, I really really wanted to love this. I did. But I just could not.

I find more and more, that KA loves to put her heroines up on pedestals. (and as much as I have re read the Rock Chick series, once I had noticed this theme, I started getting more and more annoyed with the whole “oh these girls are rock chicks, they are special” that runs through those books.)

Here we have Cady, who the whole family just loves sooo much, and she pretty much seems to be the centre of the family (and I know it is her book but still). She is just perfect (as most KA heroines are, they are just better at being female then you know, the rest of us)

And we have a bit of jumping back and forth time wise, to when Cady and Coert met, HOWEVER, we never actually get to experience them falling in love, just them meeting really, then get told as second hand information that they were so in love, and in vague terms what happened to split them up. Which means 1. I never really understood what led her to actually marry her husband and then pretty much put her life on hold for him for years, and 2. I never really felt it rang true that Cady and Coert would have been in love years later, or had such strength of feeling for each other in the intervening years.

So her moving to where the hero lives, with his young daughter, just to throw up everything in his face again seemed like a totally crazy stalker move. Not to mention her husband had had Coert being followed by a PI for years. Then we have Coert and how he used her 18 years before. I am not sure these two deserved a happy ending, although maybe they deserved each other.

So when they actually, after months stopped circling each other, and Coert stopped being mean, Cady stopped being a martyr and they got back together, and it was straight away “we are soooo in love, the most in love couple that ever was” I did not believe it. Because we never got to experience them falling. Just got told it was so.

And then the drama, just pick ONE. Either a crazed serial killer setting fires and after you both OR the estranged brother and nephew with a terrible illness OR the drama bout the land around the lighthouse. Not that any of it added any excitement, it all just fizzled out rather quickly.

Then ofc we have the mentioning of previous much loved characters. Such as mentioning Chaos in passing, having some of the Rock Chick bunch appear. And I might be cynical, but I for me they don’t really appear naturally, it is more they are brought in to prop up a failing plot. As a distraction.

I mean, I read it and finished it. But KA is no longer an auto buy for me, and no loner even in my top 5 of favourite authors, and he held the top spot for years.

2 stars.

Amazon UK Link – http://amzn.to/2w1sJJx
Amazon US Link – http://a.co/8jsml2n

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