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🌹ARC BOOK REVIEW🌹

Release Date-28th August 2018
Genre-Age Gap Romance
Kindle Edition-200 Pages

 

I thought I’d lost everything. My life was in tatters when a man half my age broke into my property and invaded my future. Our love is forbidden, but I’m single and he’s all the taboo I crave. For once in my life, why not? But what if I start wanting more than a fleeting love affair? What if his secrets will destroy me? I had no idea how much more I was about to lose.

(Young Enough is Book 2 of The Age Between Us duology. Old Enough, Book 1, must be read to follow the story.)

 

Young Enough (The Age Between Us, #2)

Young Enough by Charmaine Pauls
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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So this was the second instalment in The Age between us duo, and though I didn’t rate it quite as high as part 1 this was still a really worthy addition to this great series.
In “Young Enough” We catch up with our lovers Brian and Jane after the events of the previous instalment and just as I predicted previously things went to hell in a handbasket like dramatically.
Everything that could go wrong here did, this was so bloody angsty.
I started this with a sense of dread deep in the pit of my stomach so it was almost a relief when everything that had been building up finally started to implode piece by piece one incident after another like falling dominoes.

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I’m not going to go into Specifics here but let’s just say there’s plenty here to grab and retain your attention.
I was still adoring Brian and Jane; especially Brian and really couldn’t see how they were going to survive the fallout here and still remain eventually happy together.
I mean without either of them giving up something or someone they cared about; it just seemed such an impossible situation and every direction in sight was a no win for someone.
So here we are also finally given some closure in regards to some of the truly reprehensible characters we were introduced to previously.
Some actually came into there own and surprisingly stepped up to the mark and others finally showed their true colours in all their self-centred entirety.
Though I was slightly disappointed that just desserts were not served where they were definitely deserved.
My other main bug-bear here was Consequences especially in regards to Abby they seemed to be sorely lacking and I don’t really think the punishment fit the crime; what Abby did regardless of her youth was deplorable and she practically just got a slap on the wrist in regards to her behaviour.
I found this as a parent inconceivable.

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I also would have liked to see some apologies from certain adults and there unwarranted behaviour towards Jane as It seemed to have just been brushed beneath the carpet and forgotten; in my opinion, its no wonder Abby behaves the way she does when her role models are just so lacking in their own remorse.
Despite my above grumbles, this was still a great read with so much to offer.
It was jampacked right through and I read it practically in one angst-ridden sitting.
I do have to say though that as much as I liked out final destination here I would have myself prefered a slightly more alternate route getting there, but no mind we got where we needed to be anyway disregardless of the actual direction taken.
But all in all, this was still a great conclusion which wrapped up everything so neatly and expertly.
A really well-written age gap romance that I enjoyed immensely.
As I have stated previously OW/YM is not usually my thing; have to say this one is my exception to the rule, one I’m glad I gave that initial chance to.
I am really happy to give the thumbs up and recommend “The Age Between Us” Series.
Its a sexy, angsty journey of discovery and I am really glad I took a leap of faith here.
Thank you to the author for providing me with an ARC of “Young Enough” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed here are entirely my own.

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