Since I kept seeing this all over instagram and reading people rave about it, I decieded to pick up this read for myself.
A big thanks to Netgalley and St Martins Press for letting me read this in exchange for my review.
Emily met Adam at a work party at a bar, and they hit it off right away. They’ve been having wonderful date nights and enjoy spending time together. Emily is ready to learn more about Adam’s past and anxious to meet his family. Despite his initial hesitation, Adam brought Emily to meet his mom. At first, she was sweet and charming, but that soon turned to posessive and manipulative. Emily was the only person to see this side of her, and Adam would get pretty pissed about it. Is his mom going break up their relationship or can Emily fight past this to keep her love alive?
At first I wasn’t interested in the read because I thought it was going to be a boring story about a crazy mom sad to lose her son to marriage. I figured it would be the typical crazy mother-in-law scenario, not something I find exciting to read. I wasn’t a huge fan of how fast the story started. Emily and Adam had only been dating for a month before she gets worried about what his mother thinks. I don’t think that’s realistic, and honestly it sends off red flags for me thinking she’s a bit crazy and going to be an unlikable character.
It was an easy, fast paced read which I did enjoy. I was glued to the story regardless of my initial impressions and kept wanting to read more. I didn’t want to put it down which is something I love about books like this. I had to know about Adam’s past relationships and I had to know if they would end up together. The ending was INTENSE and I would recommend to read this book just for that reason. The only thing that frustrates me was, why wasn’t something said sooner 😦