This book. Everything was so unexpected to me. I felt like with every page I turned there was a surprise lurking around the corner. This book was filled with so much emotion. And I love how much attention Dr. Sean was paying to her. I loved that it moved him to get her out. Yes, they all did it. But Sean pretty much going nuts is what did it and I adore him so much more. As far as my favorite characters are concerned, he's still my #3, but he's giving Gabriel a run for his money with that #2 spot.
I think it as brilliant that the first guy that we get to hear his POV is Sean. First Kiss, First POV. He's wracking up quite a list here. Makes me wonder what other firsts he's going to get.
What makes me a little sad though is that Dr. Sean seems a little jealous of Owen. Honestly, I think Mrs. Midori loves Mr. Blackbourne so much because he spills all Sean's secrets to her. She gets to know about her son even though he's living on his own and living his own life. Sean's her baby boy, and I believe she adores him. I just wish he saw that. (And you can't tell me that Mr. Blackbourne isn't a sucker for Mrs. Midori.) I honestly think if Sean were more open with her she'd get off his back some--not completely but some.
I hated Carol. As I was reading, I couldn't exactly pinpoint why until the end. Lily said it all. She should have known better. She's a grown woman who wasn't using a lick of common sense. I get being a disciplinarian but some of the things she had Sang do...wouldn't you at least get to know Sang first? Get a judge of her character and personality and not force her into some mold of her design. And honestly, I don't think Mr. Sorenson is going to go back to Carol. I think he's just going to disappear from their lives. Mr. Sorenson has BAD TASTE IN WOMEN. I mean, if he was going to let some woman walk all over him, why didn't he just stay with Mrs. Sorenson? What sense does it make?
And did anyone notice how he NEVER had a conversation with Sang or Marie? I get that it was like that before, but...I think this book just made me really frustrated with his character. I have an expression I use to describe this type of man but all I'll say is that it involves the words mealy mouth and some expletives.
Overall, the book was an emotional rollercoaster for me. Push & Shove was my favorite book but I think this one is now. I'm ready to read it again but I have to start from the beginning of the series first so I can see the growth.