After the first chapter I almost stopped reading it when I realized that it wasn't another book in a sequel but an author trying to write the same book twice just from the other persons perspective. I'm so glad I kept with it though. I've read so many books that have have paragraphs of dialogue verbatim from the last book and it feels like a waste of time reading the same thing twice with a few paragraphs at the beginning or end being the only difference.
This book exceeded my expectations and renewed my faith is other perspective books. It was brilliant. It felt like a completely different book and intertwined the love story in his life story. The first book was great but this book was amazing. I loved how it started the story in detail of him growing up and also of farther down the road when the love story started both at the beginning then both stories took root and developed and at the end of the book both present and past stories met and melded together towards the end. Harmony. I gave this five stars.
I realized this morning that I was born in the year of the sheep so maybe I'll be blessed with a full year of great reads like this as well as the past few books that have far exceeded my expectations.
I started a blog so I can look back and see my life through the eyes of the books I read. A book a day keeps reality away!