Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Things I Can't Forget by Miranda Kenneally

Things I Can't Forget (Hundred Oaks, #3)
Good Reads Summary
Things I Can't Forget by Miranda Kenneally

Companion to Catching Jordan and Stealing Parker.

Kate has always been the good girl. Too good, according to some people at school—although they have no idea the guilty secret she carries. But this summer, everything is different…

This summer she’s a counselor at Cumberland Creek summer camp, and she wants to put the past behind her. This summer Matt is back as a counselor too. He’s the first guy she ever kissed, and he’s gone from a geeky songwriter who loved The Hardy Boys to a buff lifeguard who loves to flirt--with her.

Kate used to think the world was black and white, right and wrong. Turns out, life isn’t that easy…

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My Thoughts
My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars

It's a real mystery- me, reading on despite not really loving this series. The first book was a little too 'your typical romance' and the second book was more than unlikely and crossed over to icky... but the both of them were tied together in how they're both alot about sports then a little about faith then more about female leads doing stupid things on account of dumber situations; then eventually finding something more and becoming more (normally with a hot boy assisting in said discoveries).

Except this installment was less about sporty girls in a boys' world and all about her faith, then others' faith (or lack thereof) as well as balancing her belief with her behavior and her expectations out of others (but there's romance too.)

But honestly? All the 'I prayed' and 'Do you believe's?) had me a smidge uncomfortable as it's not something I'd nornally read. So preachy moments in mind, I was struggling to get into this... particularly since there were nagging questions in my head and doubts about the leads (and maybe more than one facepalms on my part, too) because I couldn't picture her as real. The self-flogging/none-forgiving she was doing? Then those little discoveries she made about who believes what and her world 'reeling' because of the same? Then thise declarations of being led to the other? Too much emphasis on faith and less about the individual was my knee jerk reaction. Till it became clear that the first and the second things were intertwined. And that's when I got it.


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