Admittedly, there are times when 4 cupcakes don’t really indicate a to-die-for book – just as there are times when 3 cupcakes don’t mean the book bad. This is one of those cases. The cases where cupcakes are given because the author showed exceptional talent in giving us a story, but said story isn’t something we’d repeatedly read despite our high rating.
Because, even when something is fundamentally good, holding a reader’s interest needs more than just that.
It needs to give you characters that are not only acceptable and loveable, but also exciting. Fictional people that you just want to relate with or hug or cuss at. And this wasn’t the case.
Evan and Nia were tolerable as a main couple. But they failed to make me want to re-read their story. So I guess I’ll wait for the next book, but there’s no way I’m reading this one again…