Him & Her #1 Ham
Series: Him & Her #1
Author: Carey Heywood
Published in English: 2013
Dansk titel: Ham
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2017
Finished Reading: Juni 2020
Genre: New Adult & Romance
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
Sarah Miller hasn’t been home in seven years. She thought she could stay away forever. If it wasn’t for her big brother’s wedding, that is. Part of her even feels silly for staying away this long. It’s not like anyone even knew what happened. Well, except for him.
That guy. The one she compared all others to. The one who set the bar so high no other guy after him could even compete. The one who made her feel like anything was possible. The one she thought she would never be good enough for. The one she spent the last seven years trying to forget.
All she needs to do is make it through the next week without running into him.
At the beginning of the book, I was just about quitting due to the writing. It was such a weird mixture of present and past tense, and every action the characters took was described down to the very last detail, you didn’t get the chance to think for yourself for one minute. That was sad to be honest since the characters felt alive and intriguing. The book was enjoyable though but not exactly one that’ll blow your mind. The storyline seemed unlikely after we get to know the character behind. Sarah and her family was tight and all of a sudden, she just leaves for seven years. What just seemed even more improper was the fact that her family spend more time with the guy rather than their daughter.
If only the plot had seemed more realistic this could have easily swooned me over since the characters of Sarah and Will are wonderful characters both in the present and in the past. The supporting characters are good too at complimenting the story as it develops. There’s a second book out too that displays the feelings and thought process of our dear William, which could be a treat since I’d love to see it from his point of view. Will definitely give it a go. Don’t read all the reviews on goodreads, since there are so many negative comments about the book, some of them stand ground, but the rest is people that are pissed that the book didn’t contain more sex scenes than it did and that it wasn’t graphic. This is a sweet innocent story that is suitable for both young and elder readers. To be honest, I’d recommend this if you’re looking for a light read that‘d make you laugh and believe in love. This is a predictable story sure, but it made me happy at least.