**Copy provided by author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**
This was an extremely emotional book. Seriously, if you need a reason to shed a few tears, go ahead and get some tissues to cry into and dive in. I loved that this book was a dual perspective, which can sometimes be hard to master. However, this author has done it brilliantly. I loved that Danielle was so honest (well...sometimes). I loved that Tanner was so patient and did everything he could to love her.
But for some reason this book just wasn't great. It seemed to jump around a lot at the beginning, and then it settled down a bit, but the jumping from present to past to present to past wasn't smooth enough, and interrupted the story line too much for my liking. I got bored about 30% in and had a tough time continuing on with it. I think this was because of Nate, he came into the story and was a good person, but I didn't care for him as much as I thought I would. But Tanner made up for it.
I absolutely loved Tanner. He was perfect. He was ok going slow with Danielle, waited for her to do anything, never purposely hurt her, was always there for her, no matter what. He was just an all-around sweetheart. I just couldn't stop smiling with him.
The pace finally picked up about halfway through, but it seemed to go too fast. All of the falling in love happened so fast. The author could have made this book a bit longer and slowed things down and it would have been much better.
I did like that Tanner and Danielle talked things out (most of the time). Most of the time they just knew that something was wrong with the other and asked what was going on instead of avoiding it. They knew each other so well that they could do this, but I wanted to see them get to this point a bit more (again, it felt so rushed that we didn't get much of this type of stuff except the highlights). It was a pretty quick read, wouldn't take longer than a few hours to finish it.
Overall a beautiful book. But be prepared to cry. I recommend this one for all the hopeless romantics.