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Published by Self Published on November 10th 2015
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“What?” I stared back at him, unblinking.
He moved closer, taking my face in his hands. “I love you, Evie. I look into the future, and the only thing I see clearly is you. Marry me.”
What’s an eighteen-year-old girl who was madly in love with her nineteen-year-old boyfriend say?
Of course, I said yes.
Twenty-four hours later, I married Adam Gunner at a Vegas chapel to the sounds of “Livin’ on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi. Not the best omen. I get that now.
Then, exactly one week later, I left him. I walked out, leaving behind my wedding ring, annulment papers, and my heart, and he never knew why.
I haven’t seen him since. Not in ten long years.
Now, he’s here, standing before me. Looking at me with nothing but hurt and hatred in his eyes, he wants answers.
Answers I can’t give.
Book Review: 3,5 stars
“When I was yours” is the story of Evie and Adam. It’s love at first sight for them and even though they are only 18 and 19 years old, they get married after only one year together. But suddenly – and without obvious reason – Evie up and leaves Adam. The only thing he gets from her are her wedding ring and the divorce papers. But why did she leave the love of her life and cause them both so much heartbreak?
This book was a huge disappointment for me. I think nobody can understand how much it pains me to say that! Because I love Samantha Towle’s books, I love how good she can write bad/good guys, how well she balances angst and beautiful moments and how good she can make me feel the MC’s connections in her stories. But with “When I was yours” – not so much. No, I just couldn’t feel Evie and Adam’s love and their chemistry. I was somehow even detached from all that was happening to them, the good and the bad. And that disappointed me so much. Now, I just don’t know if I’m in some kind of book-slump right now or if it’s really the book that didn’t get through to me…
The writing was good like always in Samantha Towle’s books. The characters were all likeable and sweet. But I didn’t really fell in lust/love with Adam this time. As for the angst and drama in this book, there definitely was angst (most of all from the 75% mark until the end), but I’m used to much better and more shockingly events in Towle’s books. The twist for “When I was yours” was very predictable from the beginning for me and even though it had only been confirmed quite late in the book, I felt a bit fooled by all the unnecessary drama between the two MC’s. The whole drama and heartbreak could have been saved if not for the lack of communication between Adam and Evie. In some books, this predictability and immature behavior works for me, unfortunately, it didn’t with “When I was yours”.
All in all, I rate the book with 3,5 stars and can recommend it to everyone. Like I mentioned – I don’t really know if it was just me, the wrong mood for the book or really the book itself that made me not like it like I hoped I would. But give it a chance nonetheless, maybe it’s one of your next favorite books. Who knows? 🙂