Rating: 4 Stars
Told in both the alternating Then and Now we get the cute meeting and unfolding of Quinn and Graham’s relationship which starts off adorably but somehow takes a turn in the time between Then and Now. In the current time the couple is years into their relationship and struggling to have a child and each have their reasons why not, as well as their own way of dealing with the ‘hole’ that a childless life has left them.
I get why this is a fan favourite from Hoover. It’s very cute. The way Quinn and Graham meet and meet again is quirky and different. The absolute sweetness that is Graham is cute. It’s all just very cute. The only thing I really didn’t like was the fact that there was a lot of … I don’t want to say ‘wallowing’ because I can understand how devastating it might be for a couple who really wants children and can’t have any. But I also sort of feel like they let it take over too much of their lives. Quinn has the absolute most perfect husband (sort of …) and I guess my mentality is: is it tragic when a couple can’t have a child when they really want one? Yes – without a doubt. But should they maybe place a little more emphasis on the strong marriage they started out with, instead of allowing their lives to revolve around the tragedy of not being able to have a child … ?
Again, I’m not going to get into this too much because I know that it is very devastating for people who want but cannot (for whatever reason) have children. But my mentality is sort of … there’s not a whole lot (apparently – in this circumstance) that can be done about not having a baby but there is a lot that can be done to enjoy the strong marriage they had.
Anyway, regardless of all of that, it’s cute cute cute and I’m interested in more Colleen Hoover books the next time my brain wants fluffy cuteness!