I was going from hot to cold and from tears to frowns reading this bookVery rarely an author makes me root for the cheating couple Almost neverIn this bookto my own surprise I was all for the sister that married the all around wanted guy Yes she stole him from her sister Yes she had sex with him and got pregnant Yes yes yes but it is justlets face it Sam and Tessa were over He knew That is why he wanted to ask her to marry him And she knew she was The Vagabonds leaving him when she went to model that ChristmasI know I was supossed to feel Tessa s hurt I know But I just did notI know EVERYBODY told me Ally was a nuisance when she was youngI did not see itike this Tessa saw her The Gilgul of Park Avenue like this still but even Sam saw her for what she was a girl her sister pushed out of theight all the time Ally took it But she freaked when Tessa The Last of the Renshai left her in the dark The only person Ally had was TessaLater when it comes to Samahlove I cried when Ally tells us how she wished she could take it all back Even if she never had her kid She really thinks she hurt somebodyLets face it she did notSam was made for herSo why did Tessa want want him stillHer plans about him moving to Portlandleaving everything even his kid so they could be half way from LA These kinds of daydreams They made me sick And the fact that she just went on and on about how she would never separate Ally and Sam but you knownow that they are not togetherummbabethey are together They are with each other all the time They have a kid theyove why do you keep pushing itBut if were only thisshe just kept bad mouthing Ally to her husband and being surprised when he told her she was wrong I meanummmthe man was married to her for 9 years DuuuhShe just bitched and bitched but in the end she was the shallow Even Eagles Need a Push: Learning to Soar in a Changing World lame oneBut still it would have all been ok and I could have just kept hating Tess if not for SamI know he realized that heoved his wife I know he realized he oved his ife and should stop ooking back But God damn it Like 10 pages till the end when Tessa asked him to have a future with her he DID NOT TELL HER NO He just ooked as his wife and kid and Tess was At Sixes and Sevens like ok I get itWellgod for her Look a her getting it I did not get it Ally deserved after 9 years of marriage then aook in her directionTHE FRUSTRATIONThe author patched it all up somehow but I still felt cheatedI kind of wanted Ally to get Tessa s The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole love interestive happy ever after and Sam and Tessa could then find out they do not suit and be miserable Yeah But alasStill this book made me cry a few times It has a bit to do with beingyou know view spoilermy time of the month The Last Honest Man: Mordecai Richler: An Oral Biography longive PMS the all crying pass hide "Spoiler Re Read 13 August 2016Read On "Re read 13 August 2016Read on October 2012 emotional cheating kissed another woman Oh good The Catholic Home lord how much stupid can you have in one book This one was a freebie from ibooks and it s VERY easy to see why I read about a uarter of it and then skimmed the rest Anyone for a big stinky ball of cheeseThis is a story about a bitch who ruins theives of others and then spends a decade bitching about it and whining and complaining and playing stupid mind games with her husband and sister all to feed in to her idiotic inferiority complex and Sarah Binks low self esteem issuesWhile the plot really could have been an interesting one the writing suanders all potential It s so funny to me how many people who only write for fun get published Barbara Freethy apparently has been published multiple times which means people are actually BUYING this garbage A novel should have a beginning a middle and an end It should also not be a straightine from the first point to the ast There should be some hitches and some twists and turns This story was very acking in anything that wasn t a recollection of the past or a redundant complaint about the present situation Ultimately nothing happens here aaaaaand then all the conflict is magically resolved because everyone Too Many Puppies! loves a happy ending in a chick novelI m all for chickit or books that would make good Lifetime movies or easy summer reads but this is too far in the direction of brainlessness If this book sounds good to you from the synopsis I d suggest you skip it and go for a Nicholas Sparks instead Awesome readIt was a wonderful uplifting heart warming story this story is what happens after a moment that changes all 3 peoples s The Wanderers livestheir relations and how they cope with it Allison and Tessa are sisters only two years apart whose parents were killed in an auto accident when they were still young After the accident the girls move to Tucker s Landing a small town on the Oregon coast toive with their aunt Phoebe And next door to Phoebe The Last Dickens lives the town founders including the proverbial boy next door Sam TuckerAlli hasoved sam all her Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes life sam hasoved tessa all her Takedown: The Fall of the Last Mafia Empire life Sam hasoved Tessa s sister since they were childre. “I oved this book I oved it so much I don’t even know what to say The characters were so easy to relate to–at times uncomfortably so I felt Diamantmysteriet like Iearned about myself as I read it At times I wanted to cry and at others I was so happy but all the way through I saw truth This book was beautiful and perfect and I’m a fan of Freethy for Touching the Fire: Fifteen Poets of Today's Latino Renaissance life” Jamie – Goodreads ReviewTake a romantic journey to Tucker's Landing Oregon where Sam and Alli Tucker have made aife togeth. Randma was definitely an asshole FOUR STARSI oved this story I oved Alli s gutted realization that her husband truly will never Torrent of Portyngale: Re-Edited from the Unique Ms. in the Chetham Library, Manchester (Classic Reprint) love her the way she deserves to beoved and the emotional sadness she went through as she tried to divorce him The doubt and jealousy she felt when her sister came back home again felt so real too So many angsty emotions This is such a great story with a perfect ending the actual one I was rooting for Total recommend This is one of my fave books evah and it s currently free on wasn t supposed to read this book yet God knows I have a The Pocket Mommy lot of ARCs to get through and Just the Way You Are has been sitting around my Kindle for a while now I think I got it for free a while back but I never got around to reading it until now I wasn t really expecting anything Barbara Freethy has been a hit or miss for me so it came as a pleasant surprise how much Ioved it The moment I started it I couldn t put it down and Unnatural Leadership: Going Against Intuition and Experience to Develop Ten New Leadership Instincts let me tell the tears started flowing early on The StorySam and Tessa were high school sweethearts Theyived next door to each other and when they were both 12 they fell in As If Being 12 3/4 Isnt Bad Enough, My Mother Is Running for President! love But theirove was tested when Tessa chose to As If Being 12 3/4 Isn't Bad Enough, My Mother Is Running for President! leave Tucker s Landing for a modeling gig in Aspen Sam feelingike Tessa abandoned him slept with Tessa s sister Allie which resulted in a pregnancy Sam did the right thing and married Allie while Tessa feeling their betrayal Stickman Odyssey, Book 2: The Wrath of Zozimos left Tucker s Landing and theove of her The Last of the Tribe life Alli as mentioned was Tessa s sister younger sister who always had a crush on Sam She was considered a nuisance by Tessa and tolerated by Sam It was Alli who seduced Sam that night that resulted in her getting pregnant It was also Alli who after 8 years of marriage decided toet Sam go after she realized he was still pining for her sister after she view spoilerfound photographs of Tessa and magazines with her face on it that he kept hidden in his desk hide spoiler 375 StarsOverall Opinion This definitely packed a punch with the angst I am a sucker for unreuited ove type stories and this fit the bill perfectly My heart broke almost from the start of the book for the h and her insecurities and feelings of unreuited ove for the H The H was a mess too He wasn t my favorite H by a The Book of Air long shot but I also understood what the power of what ifs can do to a person I wasn t a huge fan of Tessa but then again I m not sure I was supposed to be There is a parallel story going on with the grandmother and herove ife that I thought was a sweet touch My biggest gripe is that towards the it felt ike all the issues were resolved a ittle too easily It was ike everything all of a sudden took a 180 turn and was all copacetic I also would ve The Seduction of Miranda Prosper loved aonger and farther glimpse into their future The epilogue felt acking and focused on the wrong characters tbhBrief Summary of the Storyline This is Alli and Sam s story Alli and Sam had grown up together along with Alli s older sister Tessa Tessa and Sam s story Alli and Sam had grown up together along with Alli s older sister Tessa Tessa and had always been inseparable and Alli had always been following along Something happens and Alli finds
herself pregnant withpregnant with s baby and he breaks Tessa s heart and marries Allie The story starts 9 years ater when Alli had decided to finally set Sam free of his obligation to her because she is tired of The Pierced Heart living in a marriage full of what ifs and unreuitedove The true test for Sam comes when Tessa returns because their grandmother had a stroke There is some confrontation some sad moments a few sexy timesand a HEA endingPOV This alternated between focusing mainly on Alli and Sam in 3rd person narrative It did have some sections that focused on the h s sister Tessa and the grandmother as wellOverall Pace of Story Good that focused on the h s sister Tessa and the grandmother as wellOverall Pace of Story Good the abrupt ending I never skimmed and I thought it flowed wellInstalove No they had known each other since they were kids and had been married for 9 yearsH rating 3 stars Sam He was a ittle oblivious to the harm he did a ot of the time but I did feel Elizabeth I like he wasikable at some points tooh rating 35 stars Alli I iked her I did wish she wasn t so stubborn at timesSadness evel Moderatehigh I think I had a constant stream of tears going while reading this book It never turned into an ugly cry but it definitely got the waterworks going PushPull Yes view spoiler The h pushes away a good bit The H is the main pursuer of the relationship hide spoiler What a mess Alli sleeps with her sister s boyfriend then is forced to marry him because of course she had unprotected sex and got preggars Sam the guy in uestion never Theres Always a Trail / Home in the Valley loved Alli but slept with her because her sister Tessa chose to pursue a career instead of staying with him in their small hometown As much as I wouldove to write a full on scathing review I simply have no inclination to even revisit these people s ives suffice to say this is a big fat DNF. T marriage and fatherhood ended all that Now Sam is torn between what was and what was meant to be He must decide if it's time to rekindle the dreams of the past or accept Alli and her ove just the way she isJUST THE WAY YOU ARE is an emotionallly compelling heartwarming beautiful ove story about choices second chances the crush of a youthful ove the intensity of a The Everyman Book of Nonsense Verse love born from marriage andife An exceptional novel from #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freet. .
N Tessa and Sam were an item back in high school and Alli always ended up as the 3rd wheelThen Tessa the beauty of the sisters is offered the opportunity of a ifetime to go modeling and she takes it Ten Years Beyond Baker Street: leaving Sam by himself with a broken heart and aot of alcohol Alli took the chance she had been waiting for all her ife and comforted Sam in ways she had only dreamed of9 years ater and Alli and Sam are unhappily married with a child that came from that night of broken hearts and alcoholSam seems to resent Alli for tying him up to a The Essential Library for New Moms 4-Book Bundle: Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child; The Baby Food Bible; Infant Massage; Colic Solved life he never asked for however he adores his daughter but has grown accostomed toAlli on the other hand is sick and tired of being the cause of so much unhappines in Sam sife and to add insult to serious injury she finds out that Sam has not forgotten Tessa after all this years and actually keeps wondering of what his The Triangle of Truth: The Surprisingly Simple Secret to Resolving Conflicts Largeand Small life would have been with her in it and without Alli and Megan their daughter in it So she decides to set Sam free even if it hurts herike crazyNo dont think she does it for the noble reasons she is sick of oving Sam with all her heart while all this time he has never told her that he oves her or anything similar for that matterNow Sam is confused and angry at Alli for separating him from his family and most importantly his daughter after he has finally resigned himself to that ife but no matter what Alli is not backing down She is sure she deserves a man that oves her back and she doesn t want to keep on going with her NYCTaxiCabTales.com: Taxi Stories from streets of NYC life without ever having experienced that feelingAlli yes committed a mistake but she has paying for that mistake for past 9 years my heart really went out to hersheoves Sam so much but still she The Wrong Side of the Bed lets him go it was very painful for her and it became difficult to cope with Sam Tessashe was jealous n hurtAlli is a real wounded woman and simpathizing with her is so easy even when she is behavingike a child And how could you not after putting yourself in her shoes however she takes control of things most of the time and does the right thing as wellTessa is not as The Alvin Ho Super Collection: Books 1-4 likeable as Alli but she is not hateable by any chance You can see her point and understand why she is seeking for a second chance with Sam the man she thought was meant for her before her sister came crashing into her relationshipTessa does nt wants to move on and refuses to accept Sam might have changed she even goes on planning how she will move in herelive with Sam n MeganTessa was real selfish rude n mean and she did ntiked a bit when Sam defended Alli and she refuses to accept Alli has grown up but few incidents make her realise how Alli is gr8 mother and is mature n has become responsible though i hated the fact she still wanted SamSam is a great man he s so very real and palpablebut he acted jerk for 9 years of his married ife and he was confused with for 9 years of his married ife and he was confused with feelings for Tessa but he was a great fatherbut i was irritaed with Sam s indecision and weaknessJimmy s character is the one that I enjoy most I believe in his opinion that eye is the window to human soul And camera sometimes can capture the feelings better than our own eyes He s the most کاروان امید: سرگذشت تری فاکس likable characters along with Megan a sweet childoved all her scenes and dialoguesActully The Cat Who Sang for the Birds (Cat Who... loved the fact how both sisters come together and realise their bond can never be broken and Sam slowly comes to his senses n realises how much heoves AlliIt is a beautiful and emotionally satisfying storyThe secondary characters are compelling and perfectly compliment the emotional attachment and age old pain that Sam and Allie have to deal with in order to decide what to do with their futureExcellent readdefinetely a keeperHighly Recommend it I ve had this book on my Kindle for ages so when Vee recommend it I Jumped Straight In jumped straight in I Tempting Faith Di Napoli love me an angsty marriage in trouble read and I definitively got that hereI don t think I ve read a book before where the wife is the other woman very different and it totally worked We ALL mess up at some stage in ourives it s how we earn and grow that counts and Sam Allie and Tessa did some sooner than othersLoved the growth the characters had oved seeing Sam slowly extract his head from his rear end and fight for what he had all along and almost The Southern Belles of Honeysuckle Way lost Should not have read thisPoor heroine The husband who was dating her sister that she chased slept with and got pregnant doesn tove her ike she wants Or does he If that weren t bad enough she flirts with the guy that s now chasing her sisterDNF Re read Sept 24 2020 This one is still angsty AF and I definitely enjoyed the heartbreaking angst all over again I decided this time that Grandma was kind of an asshole the way she messed with her granddaughter s marriage the way she did Also the way she treated her old beau who was still madly in ove with her Yeah the Er a The Confident Woman: How to Take Charge and Recharge Your Life life about to be tested by the return of the only woman who can break them up Alli's sister TessaA baby brought them together and even though Alli has alwaysoved her strong sexy husband Sam and the ife they've built together she has decided to set him free to follow his youthful dreams It is no onger enough for her to be wife and over when she knows she holds so ittle of his heartSam has always dreamed of a ife away from the close knit world of Tucker's Landing bu. ,