The Street Where She Lives

The Street Where She Lives❴Read❵ ➲ The Street Where She Lives Author Jill Shalvis – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Rachel Wellers nice secure world is crumbling around her Her sweet twelve year old daughter has suddenly become moody A hit and run accident has caused career limiting injuries But worst of all, Ben A Rachel Wellers nice secure world Where She eBook ↠ is crumbling around her Her sweet twelve year old daughter has suddenly become moody A hit and run accident has caused career limiting injuries But worst of all, Ben Asher the man she sent away thirteen years ago is back Ben doesn t think the hit and run was really an accidentand he s determined to protect Rachel. I am not very fond of abandonment prodigal son themes in love stories I feel like I am the type of person to really not see beyond the years of neglect and missed time with kids Especially with love stories wherein, years have passed and they have acknowledged the child but chose themselves beyond that love. I like Jill Shalvis s books They are always intriguing and her sense of character keeps them from becoming repetitive and boring In this one, Ben, the male MC, has a deep, dark secret that he does not want his ex love Rachel, nor his daughter Emily, to know about Unfortunately that secret affects their lives, and he has to try to make things right, which is not an easy thing for him to do While nearly impossible for the two of them to sort things out, there is a HEA for those who like that t I like Jill Shalvis s books They are always intriguing and her sense of character keeps them from becoming repetitive and boring In this one, Ben, the male MC, has a deep, dark secret that he does not want his ex love Rachel, nor his daughter Emily, to know about Unfortunately that secret affects their lives, and he has to try to make things right, which is not an easy thing for him to do While nearly impossible for the two of them to sort things out, there is a HEA for those who like that type of ending I am torn on this how I feel about this story it seems to be a reprinted Harlequin category story, so I went into the story expecting it to be kind of old Skool romance, which I think led to me enjoying itthan other reviews have noted There was the smart precocious pre teen daughter, and almost all of the issues could have been worked out if they had just talked Based on their upbringing, both Ben and Rachel have a hard time letting others in and let their insecurities rule their lives I am torn on this how I feel about this story it seems to be a reprinted Harlequin category story, so I went into the story expecting it to be kind of old Skool romance, which I think led to me enjoying itthan other reviews have noted There was the smart precocious pre teen daughter, and almost all of the issues could have been worked out if they had just talked Based on their upbringing, both Ben and Rachel have a hard time letting others in and let their insecurities rule their lives, and how they have treated each other over the 13 years since Emily was conceived is pretty juvenile, especially for two otherwise fairly mature people I do like how Rachel s convalescence was handled and I like Shalvis reading style It didn t make me enjoy reading it, but I still finished it. 2.5 stars Both the main characters were annoying I missed a couple of chapters. Such an odd read with characters who seem to be completely immature and insecure and silly I skimmed the last 1 3. DNF just not in the mood to read POV from the evil characters. Understanding that I m writing a review on a book written approximately 16 years ago that even the author Jill Shalvis has forgotten, still.If you purchased this the 4th and final book in the South Village Singles series because you enjoyed the first three you may, as I was be sorely disappointed The only connection between this book and the first three is that the majority of it takes place in the imaginary town of South Village outside of L.A None of the characters from the previous stories Understanding that I m writing a review on a book written approximately 16 years ago that even the author Jill Shalvis has forgotten, still.If you purchased this the 4th and final book in the South Village Singles series because you enjoyed the first three you may, as I was be sorely disappointed The only connection between this book and the first three is that the majority of it takes place in the imaginary town of South Village outside of L.A None of the characters from the previous stories even make a cameo appearance More importantly the tenor of this book is far darker than the first three which were fairly typical contemporary romances We have Asada, an insane, murderous criminal bent on revenge stalking our main characters, Ben, a photo journalist, Rachel a cartoonist who is also the mother of Ben s tween daughter Emily and Emily herself There s also Rachel s older sister Melanie and her neighbor Garrett as secondary characters.My biggest problem with this book was I could never fully understand the motivations for the two main characters Ben and Rachel When they were both 17 and about to graduate high school they discover Rachel is pregnant Ben wants Rachel to come with him to an intern job he d just received with National Geographic to work in South America Rachel who had never been able to call any place home forthan a year wanted to put roots down in South Village where she d spent her final year of high school So she tells Ben she doesn t love him and to get out of her life Broken hearted and desperate to get out of South Village and leave his past as an unwanted foster kid behind he goes And Rachel spends the next 13 years hating him because of it Ben for his part even after he builds a successful career as a world famous photo journalist who exposes corruption all over the world can t overcome whatever his childhood issues were with South Village to settle there to be a full time father to his now 12 going on 13 year old daughter Emily We get a couple of explanations as to why Ben had this wanderlust and couldn t settle down and couldn t bare the idea of South Village until he is forced to in order to protect Emily and Rachel Unfortunately for me, none of the made any sense Nor could I really understand why Rachel was so closed off or how closed off she remained and refused to allow herself to fully feel Okay when she was a little girl her cold, work obsessed father had told her to buck up when she started to cry when she had to move again Okay, she was always the new kid in school which meant making friends was difficult But IMHO that still didn t justify how even as a 30 year old adult she couldn t express her emotions Then as 30 year old adults and parents to the same child even when they both realize they are in love with the other, neither seems to get past their issues to reach out to the other Even after Melanie spells it out for Rachel, Rachel refuses to reach out to Ben and tell him to stay Even though Ben realizes he wants to settle down and make a life with Rachel and Emily he still insists on leaving I get Ben s guilt over Rachel being hurt in a deliberate hit and run attempt on her life but I couldn t buy into his guilt over what happened to Emily Oh, and why in the world did he wait so long to explain the danger she and Emily were in to Rachel These two were just ridiculous Emily deserved better.Then there s the little secondary romance between Mel and Garrett How exactly can Garrett be in love with Melanie or for that matter how can he know so much about her when other than one night of great sex they ve hardly spoken to one another Yeah, his profession of love to her made absolutely no sense to me at all I m going to give this story 2 stars because I didn t hate it and had moments where I actually enjoyed it I m not sure what that says about me This is an emotional story with some intensity to it Both Rachel and Ben are complex people who have been strongly shaped by their dysfunctional childhoods Ben coming from a place of being an unwanted foster kid who is always being told to go away He doesn t stay where he isn t wanted His job helps him stay on the move, not really put down roots any place Even the thought of staying in one place without a way of escape makes him begin to feel claustrophobic Rachel needs the exact opposite This is an emotional story with some intensity to it Both Rachel and Ben are complex people who have been strongly shaped by their dysfunctional childhoods Ben coming from a place of being an unwanted foster kid who is always being told to go away He doesn t stay where he isn t wanted His job helps him stay on the move, not really put down roots any place Even the thought of staying in one place without a way of escape makes him begin to feel claustrophobic Rachel needs the exact opposite she NEEDS roots, a permanent place to stay And she loves the city that she found She came from riches but her father was always on the move, uprooting her and her sister Melanie all the time Thirteen years is a long time to avoid each other but there hurts are too deep to really get to the talk that they really needed Their daughter Emily s call to her father Ben brings that avoidance to a screeching halt Twelve year old Emily was a lot of fun, pre teen angst and all I really enjoyed this book a lot, it was a fast read and I liked that Melanie had to face her demons too There is a man that helped her face them and he is all in for the long haul That romance was shownlightly and towards the end but it was good le do el 06 12 2011Protagonistas Ben Asher y Rachel WellersArgumento El mundo que tan cuidadosamente hab a construido se estaba derrumbando a su alrededorSu dulce hija de doce a os se estaba convirtiendo en una adolescente hura a sin que Rachel Wellers pudiera hacer nada Las lesiones del accidente que hab a sufrido estaban poniendo en peligro su carrera de dibujante Y lo peor de todo era que Ben Asher, el hombre al que hab a echado de su vida hac a trece a os, hab a regresado respondiendo le do el 06 12 2011Protagonistas Ben Asher y Rachel WellersArgumento El mundo que tan cuidadosamente hab a construido se estaba derrumbando a su alrededorSu dulce hija de doce a os se estaba convirtiendo en una adolescente hura a sin que Rachel Wellers pudiera hacer nada Las lesiones del accidente que hab a sufrido estaban poniendo en peligro su carrera de dibujante Y lo peor de todo era que Ben Asher, el hombre al que hab a echado de su vida hac a trece a os, hab a regresado respondiendo a la llamada de la ni a.Cuando se enter de que Rachel hab a sufrido un accidente, Ben no dud en dejar de lado su trabajo y acudir a la ciudad que hab a jurado no volver a visitar Prefer a no cuestionarse los motivos por los que lo estaba haciendo s lo sab a que ten a que ayudar a Rachel Y no tard en darse cuenta de que lo ocurrido no hab a sido un accidente y que quiz l era responsable.Lo que no imaginaba era lo que iba a volver a surgir entre ellos, ni lo dif cil que ser a volver a alejarse de Rachel

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • The Street Where She Lives
  • Jill Shalvis
  • English
  • 04 March 2019
  • 0373835787