Gwen Anders Interesting?
Free me is the first book in the Found Duet Series by Laurelin Paige. This two-part story is a spin of the fixed Trilogy and follows around Norma Anders sister Gwen. I have to say I was not terribly interested in Gwen when I was reading the fixed series and was even less interested in her older sister Norma, but decided to give the Found Duet a try because I wanted to see if it was before or after Hudson and Alayna got together (I could always go for more of them they are adorable). To my surprise, it’s a bit of both and I am very pleased.
What surprised me most about Free me was how immersed I got in Gwen’s back story. From the Fixed Trilogy, it did not let on that the Anders family had a hard childhood with an abusive father and that Norma takes care of her siblings. I really liked how they had a backstory that was easy to relate to and believable. I feel like they are hard to come by.
Even more of a shocker was how easy it was for me to get into the book. I loved how I didn’t instantly love JC. I actually thought he was kind of annoying until half way through the book. He is not the traditional alpha male billionaire that I am accustomed to in these kinds of books, but he gets the job done, makes Gwen fall in love and then breaks her heart.
What I didn’t like about it…
I have never been a fan of reading about a relationship with a bunch of rules. Every time they have rules they never follow them even at the beginning and the timelines move so fast I am usually left with the annoying feeling of why even bother?
The second thing I did not like was the whole get married to the wrong women thing, I understand JC does crazy things he does not remember when he is drunk but come on now. How does anyone get that black out drunk every time they drink? Then you go off and marry someone else? To top it all off this all happens after he confesses his love for her and says he wants her to marry him so that she can go into witness protection with him
With all that said overall, the book had a decent pace and Gwen had a good back story that kept me interested.
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