It took me far too long to read this book. A whole month! The only reason I finally finished it is because it was due at the library. Don’t get me wrong. I didn’t hate it. It just didn’t interest me the way I wanted. It’s gone down hill since the second book. I’ll read the fifth one just so I can finish the story. I’m still hoping the series will redeem itself.
Jessica and Hope are back together! They’re subletting an apartment together and Jessica has a big girl job at a magazine she loves. Everything seems to be going well… until Marcus proposes to her. Now, she only has a week to decide if she wants to stay in New York and continue the life she’s built or leave it all to be with Marcus in New Jersey.
The first problem with this book is based on a bias, but whatever. There was not enough Marcus. There was basically no Marcus, since he was on a trip. You might say, “but Laura, these books are about Jessica, not Marcus.” Yes. They are, and Jessica is funny and all, but this series just isn’t as good without Marcus’s complimentary wit. Because of his absence I found myself pretty bored.
The plot is interesting, but extremely slow. I blame this on the fact that it only covers a week of her life. I can’t imagine filling up 300 pages with a week in my life. It sounds horribly boring… and it is. Plus, it’s a little like whiplash going from a book that covers three years of Jessica’s life to one that covers a week.
There’s one thing Jessica talks about that I just have to refute. She comes to the conclusion that Marcus is constantly changing and because of that she can’t have him in her life. What I don’t understand about this is that everyone changes. It’s just the way human begins are, especially at young ages. College is the time for change, but that doesn’t mean people can’t stay together. In fact, I think any two people in a mature relationship should be able to change and grow together. Maybe that’s just me.
I don’t particularly recommend this book, but if you’re reading the series, you have to read this one to finish it. It’s suitable for readers ages 16+ due to sexual content and language.