I chose to read Through Love’s Eyes by C.A. Popovich at least partially for the gorgeous cover. All you need to do to catch my eye is have a cover with a beautiful animal on it. Add a couple of stately buildings with wraparound porches, and you have totally caught my attention. The blurb sounded really good as well. The idea of two women meeting years after one was disfigured by an accident and the other her bully during their childhood seemed like a great premise for an angst filled romance.
Unfortunately, the story did not live up to its potential. I never connected with the main characters. Brit was way too passive for me. I expected a little more fire or at least a bit of anger from her. I never saw it. Erika was just shallow and more interested in her looks, shopping, and how she was no longer going to be a top model because of her age. About a third of the way into the book, I noticed I was getting bored. About halfway, I was checking every few pages to see how much was left for me to read. That’s not good. There just wasn’t enough action or conflict to sustain any energy in the tale. The characters were doing the same things over and over.
I did enjoy the setting of the book, and the vivid descriptions of Mackinac Island. I want to visit that island now after reading this book. The descriptions are that good.
I wish I could recommend this novel, but honestly, I don’t think I can. However, I will be looking for more from this author in the future.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and Bold Strokes Books for an honest review.