The Other Side of Someday by Carey Heywood

22736616Falling in love?

Courtney Grayson has been there, done that.

Men, who needs them? Love wasn’t everything she thought it would be. This time around, she’s doing things differently. She hasn’t sworn off men for good; she just isn’t interested in settling. Trusting someone with her heart again? Someday, but not today.

Falling in love?

Sorry, Clay Bradshaw is not the guy for you.

He’s never been in love and he doesn’t see it happening. Hooking up can be fun, but more often than not, women are a distraction he doesn’t need. He’s a busy man, and doesn’t have time to date, let alone fall in love. Will someone ever change that? There’s always a chance, someday.

Life doesn’t always go as planned, and love may find them both on the other side of someday.

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My Review:
3 stars — I’m truly sad that I didn’t enjoy this book as much as everyone else.  It was just an OK read for me.  Mostly it was the first half — I had a hell of a time getting into the story, and almost put it away.  I felt like the writing didn’t flow as smoothly or something…either that or I was just in a mood.

I’m also big on characters, and I was only so-so on Courtney and Clay.  Not sure if I just didn’t get a good read on them, but it took me a bit to warm up to them.  They had their funny moments, but I guess I was just missing some depth….which is funny, b/c I think I’m in the minority for this opinion.

I also had a hard time wrapping my head around the speed with which their relationship moved…  I mean, they talked about it themselves and how sometimes you just ‘know’, but I guess I just had a hard time suspending my disbelief that you could move on after less than a week.  But that could be just a personal thing….

Lastly (on the con side — which this review is feeling super negative and I really hate that), I was missing some sort of conflict…or climax…or something.  It just felt very sweet and everyday.  Which is not a bad thing, but I guess it’s not what I was looking for, you know?  Maybe I just wanted more from the conflicts we were presented with (Mike, Nicole, Grant, Maggie).

On the plus side, the sexual chemistry between Clay and Courtney was off the charts. And I really enjoyed the secondary characters (from Clay’s parents to Courtney’s Mom, to Maggie, Luke, Jenna and Brad).

But yeah.  Either I’m in a slump, or this just wasn’t to my taste.  *shrugs*