I read almost every genre & I enjoy venturing into unfamiliar territory. As a library volunteer, I'm constantly bringing home novels. Being a substitute teacher, I read lots of YA & children's books.
I listed to this this on audio, and this novel was not what I expected. Natasha was angry, I could hear it in her voice, she was snippy and she sounded frustrated. Daniel, he was excited about Natasha, he saw her as fate, their encounter was written in the stars and he was going to take full advantage of it. As Natasha gives Daniel his opportunity to prove his position about love, Natasha knows that this is her last day in America. What does she have to lose? She knows that she will never fall in love with Daniel in one day and listening to her thoughts and conversations with Daniel, you can feel her emotions. It’s Daniels mannerism and his attention to details that has Natasha melting, she starts to shed some of the hardness that has shaped her. It’s a gradual melt and Daniel only has one day to melt the shell that has harden Natasha. I felt for Natasha as she tries to save her family, lots of loops to jump through only to find out that someone has tied off that knot off and she needed to try something different.
It was an emotional, tiring novel, one that took me on a rollercoaster ride for a while. Destiny….do I believe in it? Sure, I think that you first need to consider it and then you have to want the relationship to work out. Daniel saw everything leading up to meeting Natasha as destiny, so for destiny to work, you have to see it. I really don’t understand why this novel is getting all the hype that it is. I liked Daniel’s character a lot and his enthusiasm was invigorating. I liked the methods that Daniel used and I thought he was patient with Natasha. I’m glad that I read this novel, it gave me something to think about. 3.5 stars