I will admit that what drew me to this story was because it was written by Sara Hubbard, who also wrote inCAPABLE, which was a story I absolutely loved, so I figured this book would be just as great. I’m sad to say that this book fell short for me. I do still love Sara’s writing style. Her stories, even if they aren’t 5 stars, still suck you in and I find I have a hard time putting them down.
What really gave me trouble with this book was that I had a real hard time connecting with Sullivan. He took the word badboy/playboy to the extreme. So when it finally comes down to him admitting his feelings I found them hard to believe. Also Sara added some aspects to the story that I don’t really like in my books. There are two hard limits for me and they are a love triangle and cheating, and Sara incorporated both of these in this book. The love triangle was a very short lived one, but still there non the less. And as for the cheating….I really can’t express my feelings on that one. Some will say there is a fine line when it comes to Sullivan and his indiscretion, but in my eyes it was cheating and I lost some respect for both characters after that scene. I think that is were my disconnect with Abby happened. I felt she forgave Sullivan WAY to quickly and she should’ve made him grovel more.
Even with all that said, I still found myself invested in this story and I was still holding out hope that Abby and Sullivan got their HEA.
I am not trying to sway anyone from reading this book, I just like to give a far warning to readers who may not like certain aspects of a story, so they go into this knowing what to expect. Just because there were some things I didn’t like, I would still recommend this book.
Saving Sullivan is a stand-alone novel, that is a quick read about a sweet girl who is forced to move away from her family for a short time and meets a man who is so not what she would be looking for but ends up falling for. This book is told solely in Abby’s POV, I do wish we would’ve gotten some of Sullivan’s POV, because there are times I wanted to know what he was thinking and feeling. Maybe I would’ve connected to him better had I known what was going on in his head. This book does have a Happy Ending, it’s just a rough road to get there.