"She was lost in so many different ways. Out in the darkness with no guide. Sometimes love can come and pass you by while you're busy making plans."
In all honesty, I'm not really sure how I feel about this book. So, I can only seem to want to give it 3.5 stars. :( It had some fabulous parts and then some parts that just really disappointed me, especially after the last two books.
This book picks up right at the end of the second book Mending. Bradley and Gabby are finally together and they seem to be closer now than they have ever been. So, now begins the planning for the rest of their lives, but first they have to plan their wedding. However, the debacle with Veronica and Ian is still lingering in the back of their minds. Gabby agrees to move in with Bradley, and he is over the moon, but as their lives become more crazy with school, wedding planning, buying houses, and then the huge situation with Veronica and Ian, it almost appears that they got to spend more quality time together during their long distance relationship. "Gabby, you have my mind, my body, my soul, and you are my heart. I didn't even know that this was even possible for me. If it's a dream...Then, I don't wanna ever wake up."
I really liked this book but not as much as the second book. There were so many twists and turns that it definitely kept me on the edge of my seat. I loved seeing Bradley and Gabby growing closer together and also Gabby getting so much stronger, but there was so much going on, that the parts that had been building for so long felt way to rushed. OMG, come on, Bradley and Gabby have been waiting for, what...a year, I can't keep up at this point, and then it finally happens and it was like 2 pages long and I was actually confused on the details of some of it. I'll leave the details out so as not to spoil, but for me it was a huge massive disappointment. Veronica and Ian's book packed more steam, and they aren't even the main two characters or their buildup :( I know this is a short story series, so I understand that at times these type of stories get rushed, but....SInce book one things were leading up to this point and then that was all I got... It was just a massively huge disappointment for me.
Like I said, I'm not trying to punk this book, it had some awesome parts as well. There were so many twists and turns, some completely unexpected. Plus, the multiple POV's was great. I love getting to see into the different POV's especially when storylines are so complicated. I have loved Bradley more with each and every book, even though this book didn't concentrate as much on him and Gabby, he has changed so much and I just love how supportive he is of Gabby, no matter what, and Sam too.
With all of this being said, I have seen that the next book is a continuation of Ian and Veronica's story and I am actually excited to read it and the next is Sam's story and even though I'm excited to read it too, I hope this isn't the ending of Bradley and Gabby's story. I hope they at least get a short novella or something that tells a little more that happens in their future. I just don't feel like with all that happened with Veronica and Ian, Gabby and Bradley's story is all of the way complete. I want to see how Bradley reacts when Gabby get preggers, knowing this time that the baby will really be his, and how everything played out with Veronica and him getting so attached to her baby only to find out it wasn't his afterall. I think that is an extremely important part of this story that needs to be given before the series ends.