Aug. 18, 2017

Life Plus One by Rachel Robinson

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Blurb:

 

Ben Brahms shed his glasses, gangly body, and a life long pact to attend an Ivy League college with his best friend the day the world took on a sinister hue. With his outward appearance matching his new career as a Navy SEAL, Ben is saving the world…literally, at the expense of everything he gave up. A whole life.

Her.

Harper Rosehall honors the pact. She takes on, and then dominates college on the opposite coast. Always the geek, and always behind socially—especially with men, she blossoms. With her moral compass guiding her, she finds herself drawn back to San Diego and all she left behind.

Him.

With memories from their pasts haunting every interaction and decision in their present—and future, their timing never seems to be quite right.

A marriage.
A baby.
Nothing.

Some friendships last the test of time, can Ben and Harper’s stand the tests of life?
Life doesn’t care what you love, it takes it away anyways.

 

My Review:

 

Harper and Ben are best friends.  They have life-long memories that at times, simultaneously brought them immeasurable joy and incredible sadness.  But can they be lovers as well as best friends?  Were they truly meant to be together?  You need to read it to find out.

 There were times that I wanted to get in Harper’s face and shake her.  She wasn’t as aware and alert as I had hoped.  My thing is, I love it when the female protagonists are strong, smart, and self-aware.  Harper had a bit of the first two qualities, especially the second one, and I had hoped that she would have grown into all three more as the story went on.  Granted, there were two scenes that made me proud of her for being the strong and smart one.

 As for Ben, there were times where I wanted to knock him upside his head.  Like my preference in female protagonists, I need my males to be Alphas.  Though he’s a SEAL, he wasn’t Alpha enough for me.  Maybe it’s just that I don’t agree with the decision he made.  He just seemed a little weak for me.  This book wasn’t touted to have an Alpha male, so that’s not a problem.  It’s just my opinion on Ben.

One technical thing that stuck out was that there were times where I didn’t know if they were thinking about memories or if it was happening.  I’m normally pretty quick to pick up on things like this, but I had to read certain parts over again because it wasn’t making sense to me timeline-wise.  Otherwise, everything was entertaining.

 Life Plus One is one of those stories that you really enjoy.  However, the feels didn’t suck me in and I remained detached and I have no idea why.  This is a book that has angst.  There’s trauma and devastation.  There’s love and lust.  There’s joy and depression. 

 The thing to remember about Life Plus One is that it serves to remind us or teach some of us that life is short and you need to grab every second of love and happiness you can find.  You never know how quickly that love and happiness can be taken away from you.

 

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