Sarah A’s Review ~ Why Not? by Carey Heywood

Why Not?He doesn’t love me.
Our relationship wasn’t supposed to have strings.
Now he’s almost all I think about.
He changed everything.
I’m not ready to tell him.
There’s a chance he’ll blame me when I do.
I don’t know if I can trust him but I’m afraid to face the future alone.
Will he ever love me, or will he always love me not?

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Why Not? was a good story.  If I hadn’t previously read Carey’s work I might even say it was great, for me, however, it just didn’t quite stand up to the other books of hers I’ve read.  It just didn’t quite have the depth of feeling or resolution of the others.

I did really enjoy Trip and Reilly’s story.  It was sweet and emotional.  The love they shared was beautiful.  Even in the earliest moments of their non-relationship arrangement, you could feel how deep their connection was.  Getting to experience the small and wonderful moments that led them to a forever love was a lovely experience.

There was just too much that happened off-page for me.  We were given the answers to most of the questions that had arisen throughout the book and the series, we just weren’t taken on the journey to those resolutions.  I’m the type of person who is far more interested in the journey than the destination, so I was left wanting in that way.  There were certain situations where I almost felt like I had skipped entire sections of the book as I was uncertain how we’d gone from the point in the story we had previously been at.

Overall, Why Not? was a good story.  It had all of the elements I need in a good love story and I was very happy with the primary plotline.  I just really would have liked a little more time to have been spent on properly exploring and tying up the subplots, as they felt too rushed to be satisfying.

The Love Riddles series was one of the best series I read in 2016 and I can only hope that we will have the chance to revisit that world again in the future.  Carey Heywood was a great ability to make me care deeply for all of the characters in her books, regardless of how much they actually appear within the pages and there are several I still want to see more of.

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why-now-coverHe was my everything.
I loved him.
For over twenty years.
And everyone knew, including him.
But he never loved me back.
Not once.
Not ever.
So I moved on.
Until now.
Now he’s back, and wants to make me his.
He’s everything I’ve ever wanted.
I should be happy.
But there’s one problem.
My fiancé.

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Why Lie?

People here think they know me.
They assume things about me because of the way I dress and my tattoos.
I am so much more.

I thought you saw that.

So, I let you in.
You made it easy to fall for you.
Turns out I was the only one falling.
I hope you’re happy.
No, that’s a lie and you’re better than I am at telling those.

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New York Times & USA Today bestselling author with 13 books out and many more to come. She was born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia. Ever the mild-manner citizen, Carey spend her days working in the world of finance, and at night, she retreats into the lives of her fictional characters.

Supporting her all the way are her husband, three sometimes-adorable children, their nine-pound attack Yorkie and their needy Ninja cat.

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