Comments: 4
Portable Magic 9 months ago
I had a lot of issues with this book, too, not least of which was a frequent desire to slap Lou silly. Not being a runner, the whole thing with the boyfriend mostly passed by my consciousness, although I did connect with being puzzled by an expectation from my own ex that I should enjoy watching him participate in recreational sporting events. I showed up, but brought a book. Nice guy, but we didn't last very long.

Will was, I thought, a much more interesting character. I'm not sure why, but I read the whole trilogy. Overall, I did find them readable - I like Moyes' style. The last book was the best.
Mirkat Always Reading 9 months ago
My husband mostly does not come to my races, and we both see it as "my thing." :)

Maybe I'll check the other books at some point. Does Lou get smarter?
Portable Magic 9 months ago
Unfortunately she does not. Although by the end of the last book, she's finally figured out how to stand up for herself in a way that's assertive rather than passive-aggressive. The second book was entirely forgettable. Literally, I mean. I just read the last book and could remember nothing at all from the second, until the narrative literally explained something about prior events. The third was the best of the series, but if you were this annoyed by the first one I don't recommend giving any of the others a try.

*Also* the reading/library thing doesn't get better. She spends hours in the last story sitting around and waiting, knowing that she's going to have to sit around and wait in advance, and never ever brings a book to read.
Mirkat Always Reading 9 months ago
Thanks for the warnings! It sounds as though I'd end up being continuously annoyed by Lou.