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An emotional novel about not seeing what's right in front of you and not knowing what you've got until it's goneCate has always taken Nick for granted Through a wild youth of mistakes bad choices and self destructive behaviour Nick. Almost Mine is not like other romance I ve read The story is about a couple s history together and the expanse of trials that lead them to the present moment in their relationship What I enjoyed was the beginning chapter was almost the ending The following chapters then showed how the couple got to that point Structuring the novel this way increased my curiosity I was always wondering how their relationship could ever have become so broken and how would they ever recover Overall it was a sweet story that showed how despite the hardships in life if you truly love someone you need to fight to keep them in your life

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Almost Mine

Em into a marriage of convenience Cate hopes that Nick can love her enough for the both of them But as time passes Nick grows frustrated and finally decides to cut himself loose Will his absence prove to Cate just how much she needs h. CHECK OUT MY BLOG FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A EBOOK OF ALMOST MINETHESEAOFPAGESWORDPRESSCOM Almost Mine was not at all what I was expecting It s a sad heartbreaking story about realizing what s right in front of you There is some great character development in this book It spans over the years of Cate Nick s relationship Which starts when they re 20 s Cate really progressed really well as a character She doesn t start as the most likeable person Until the second half of the book I didn t really care for She starts off as a shallow and self absorbed person but as the story progresses we see her grow as a character The first half of the book provides the reader with the back story of Nick Cate we get to see how different Cate is from the past and present We also get to see how the situation with Cate has changed NickThe second half of the book is what really grabbed me We see an older mature Cate Who for the first time has to fight for Nick s love This is something that until now she felt she always had When the story started Nick was the one who had unreuited feelings but now it seems it s Cate I really liked reading this aspect of the book We get to read how Cate slowly falls in love with Nick but unfortunately it might be too late for her and NickAside from the wonderful character development we have plot lines I wasn t expecting Nick Cate married because she was pregnant but sadly a day before the wedding they lose the baby As the years progress we read about their heartbreaking problems with fertility Although I am not at a stage in my life where I want children I still really felt for them You can feel how desperately they want a childDue to their fertility problems Nick starts to blame himself and starts to distant himself emotionally from Cate This point in the book really hit me in the feels There was so much angst I loved it Cate is doing all she can to win Nick back but it seems there might be another for NickThis book had all of my favorite things unreuited love angst tons and a good romance I do have to say that I felt the ending was a little rushed We had Cate doing all she could to win back Nick and when she did it felt a little too easy I would have liked some grovel from Nick hehe but that s just personal preference Overall I have to say I was pleasantly surprised and can t wait to read from Lea DarraghI recieved this book via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review of the book

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Has been the one thing that Cate could count on She knows he loves her but she can't love him back He's too perfect too strong too caring She has darkness in her that can't handle that much light When an unexpected pregnancy forces th. To be honest just from the blurb I would not have come near this book at all However when I inadvertently won a preview from a giveaway I could hardly refuse to at least have a uick read My reluctance doubled at the end of the first chapter as the scene is set for something achingly heartbreaking though I kept pushing on for a few chapters before I reached the breaking point The only way that I m going to continue to read it is if the ending is worth it soooo Yes I had a sueeze at the epilogue My hesitation to read this book is this part of the blurb Cate has always taken Nick for granted She knows he loves her but she can t love him back She has darkness in her that can t handle that much light And as soon as I ve read the first few chapters I knew that this was just too close to my own personal concerns and I really didn t need to have that fleshed out in what I m reading Nevertheless I did think the ending was worth the effort so I ploughed on and finished the bookCate was one confused girl and it started in childhood when she witnessed her parents broken marriage She began to struggle with her identity her self worth and looked for it in all sorts of places Through all this however Nick was always there for her He loves her and promises to always be there for her Is Nick and his love enough for Cate to find herself Is he patient enough for her to finally realise what he means to herAside from my initial hesitation I found that it was exacerbated by the first chapter being set in the present time and for the chunk of the book to being flashbacks which spanned many years You d have to read through all these years before finally coming back to the present the last 2 chapters This makes a slow reading but all the cheesy romance kind of made up for the slowness Remember Persuasion by Jane Austen The first reading feels so slow but that s because we re set up for a delicious suspenseI love Cate and Nick because of their steadfastness to each other I could really sympathise with Cate and was cheering her on when she s fighting hard to keep the future bright for both of them I love Nick for his faithfulness to Cate throughout the years and for his adoration of her Who wouldn t want to have their own Nick if this is how he thinks sees of you when I see you my heart races and when you leave it stops When you smile I smile and when you cry I want to bring hell down on the reason for your tears All I know is that I would stop at nothing to give you everything and I d do this because I know that every need that you have comes from the deepest part of your heart and not from an entitled want You re breathtaking when you daydream as you watch the wind blow through the tree tops and when you use the very tips of your fingers to tuck your soft hair behind your ears and when you dip your chin and blush when someone gives you a compliment Yeah cheesy sighs but I d definitely fall for it every time DAlmost Mine is most definitely a romance novel though as I identified with Cate so keenly it has dug deeper into my soul I feel for Cate as she went through each of her ups and downs the angst the guilt and finally acceptance To learn that to love is to forgive and to forgive is to love I am utterly relieved of having finished reading though I want to read it again This was meant to be a book review though it turned out to be rather of a self introspection but I m posting this anyway because I d like the author to know that she s touched at least one random soul in the world Thanks to Escape Publishing via NetGalley for copy of eARCPs FYI I am happily married and I have just made sure again that hubby knows I love him I do though he knows by now that acts of service is my love language so I think we re sorted


10 thoughts on “Almost Mine

  1. says:

    i love nick i envy cate who have nick for the rest of her life

  2. says:

    At First Sight Cate and Nick have always been friends and no matter what type of self destructive behavior Cate indulged in Nick was always there for herEven when she turned out pregnant and not sure if the baby was his he married her determined to make a go of it since he has always been in love with herBut th

  3. says:

    Almost Mine is not like other romance I've read The story is about a couple's history together and the expanse of trials that lead them to the present moment in their relationship What I enjoyed was the beginning chapter was almost the ending T

  4. says:

    Hmm I don't know about this one I like an angsty read but this one felt a bit too contrived By the end of the book I was pretty unhappy with our hero Thinking these two would have benefited from a few rounds of marriage counseling

  5. says:

    To be honest just from the blurb I would not have come near this book at all However when I inadvertently won a preview from a give

  6. says:

    he synopsis for this book had a promising hook for the kind of books I like to read Cate has always taken Nick for granted Through a wild youth of mistakes bad choices and self destructive behaviour Nick has bee

  7. says:

    To see reviews like this one check out my site wwwhomelovebookscom I really tend to enjoy books about best friends ending up together so I was decently excited about this book especially because the blurb told me that their marriage was one of convenience just something that kind of happened so I was definitely intrigued Unfortunately I just

  8. says:

    CHECK OUT MY BLOG FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A EBOOK OF ALMOST MINETHESEAOFPAGESWORDPRESSCOM Almost Mine was not at all what I was expecting It’s a sad heartbreaking story about realizing what’s right in front of you There is some great character development in this book It spans over the years of Cate Nick’s relationship Which starts when t

  9. says:

    ALMOST MINE by Lea Darragh is a debut novel by an Australian author The book looks at love I know not a surprise w

  10. says:

    The first chapter of Almost Mine is what appears to be the books ending with Cate ready to attempt to get her husband back he's been living in one of the outbuildings for a few months It then goes back and introduces us to