This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.
I liked this book. I didn't love it but I think a lot of people will. I decided to read this book without knowing much about it but the cover caught my attention and the premise sounded good which was enough for me. I knew pretty early on that I was going to have to see what was going to happen to these characters in the end.
This book tells Paul's story. The reader spends almost the entire book in Paul's head which is not always a pleasant place to be. I wasn't sure about Paul from the very beginning of the book and it quickly became apparent that he really wasn't someone you wanted to put your trust in. As the book moves forward, we only learn the things that Paul wants to share and he is only going to share the things that paint him in the best light possible.
Paul is taking his wife away for the weekend and has planned the best day ever. He has it all planned out and wants to make sure that things go perfectly. Unfortunately for Paul, there are a few factors that are out of his control. The neighbor seems to show up at all the wrong times and refuses to take a hint. Mia doesn't always follow the plan that Paul has in his head either.
I found myself setting this book aside more often than usual. I think I just needed a break from Paul's thoughts. I didn't like Paul at all which was kind of the point of the book but it made it hard to connect with any of the characters since everything is described by him. The entire takes place over the course of a single day. There are times in the book where things seemed to move really quickly but at other times the plot slowed to a crawl.
I would recommend this book to anyone that thinks the premise sounds interesting. It was pretty fast read for me which was a good thing since I was really wanting to see how everything would work out. I would be interested in reading more from Kaira Rouda in the future.
I received an advance reader edition of this book from Harlequin - Graydon House via NetGalley.
This was an okay read for me. I found it pretty easy to set aside but I did like the book.