When Life Gets in the Way by Ines Vieira
Mostly Spoil Free – Summary
“You don’t plan life, it just happens. And you as hell can’t control the things that happen to you. They just do.”
I was sent this book from the author for a honest review. I have a lot to say about this book so I am going to do this book review a little different than my other ones but I believe it will make this review more understandable.
I gave this book a rating of 3.5 because I did enjoy this book but there are some issues with the writing and information within the book. The story reminds me of a Colleen Hoover, Jennifer L. Armentout or Katie McGarry plotline.
I need to state the issues right up front then I will talk about the reasons I loved this book.
- I felt like the author didn’t do enough research on the Mental illnesses she discusses in the book. For example, the main character says a few times that her “insomnia” won’t let her sleep but insomnia isn’t a word just because you are worried about something and can’t sleep. It is a medical condition that is way deeper then a sleepless night.
- At the start of the book I felt like it was overload of background information about all the characters. I think the story should of moved forward and showed the background information rather then telling the reader everything about each character.
- The main character was making me mad towards the end but the only saving grace was that another character told her what she was doing was wrong and hurtful to her and the people around her. It was one of my favorite parts of the whole story. She needed to learn and I am so happy for her character development at the end.
- Lastly, I thought that the side-characters were more of a plot device to keep the story moving forward.
These are the four main issues within the book.
- This book tries and does explain that life can’t be planned and running away from your problems won’t only hurt you but the people around you.
- The romance is great. It is a slow burn which make the characters love seem all the more real and honest.
Overall, I think this was a good book with a great lesson. I would recommend it for a summer read and it is just over 300 pages so it is a fast read. Although this book does have some issues you should give this book a go if you are in the mood for a romance with drama.
Side note: I would rate this as a New Adult book and not Young Adult.
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