Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Review ~ Okay (Something More #2) by Danielle Pearl

Okay (Something More, #2)eARC received via the author in exchange for an honest review

Release Date: February 24th 2015

Publisher: Self-published

After the horrors she’s survived over the past year, Rory never expected to find the one thing she certainly wasn’t looking for – love. But after the painful realization that her past has left her a dangerous liability to the person she cares for the most, she finally understands that for her and Sam, love means letting go. 

Can two people hopelessly in love with one another ever revert back into just friends? Neither Rory nor Sam know for sure. But the one thing they do know – it’s the only choice they have.

As Rory recovers from a devastating assault, Sam will do anything to make sure it never happens again. But how far will he go to keep her safe? Their choices will change everything, and they will either bring them back together, or destroy them irrevocably. 

OKAY is the follow-up to NORMAL and Book 2 of the Something More series. It is not meant to be read as a standalone novel.

My Opinion

After the tortuous cliffhanger that Normal ended with, I couldn't wait to read Okay. I was excited to get my hands on a copy and see how Rory an Sam's story concluded.

In the end I enjoyed this book more than the first. Book one set up a lot of the dramas with Rory's past, the relationship, friendships, and viewpoints of the characters. This meant Okay could pick up straight where Normal left off and get under way. It draws you straight back into the action and held my attention well even with the length.

Okay once again had me engaged with the characters and their story. I loved Sam's loyalty to Rory, and I believed in their emotions. I thought there was a good amount of growth, especially with Rory and the author did a good job of tying up all the loose ends. Things ended satisfyingly this time and I enjoyed watching Rory become stronger. I rooted for her the whole way through the book and I couldn't help but feel for her. I'm glad they got they're HEA.

The only negative to this book is once again the length. Unlike Normal, the book wasn't filled with flashbacks so it wasn't as repetitive. I thought the plot was more solid and engaging. However, sometimes I felt the inner monologues went on a little too long and rambled. I did find myself skimming pages here and there in these sections without it effecting the clarity of the book. I feel that the thoughts could be condensed to make the pacing better, especially Sam as sometimes he over thought everything.

Anyway, despite that I preferred Okay. It held my attention better, things flowed well, and it was a good conclusion to Sam and Rory's story. The books are touching reads because of the subject nature and I think the author has dealt with it all well.


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