I've read books all my life, but just recently I got obsessed and nowadays I read daily. Contemporary, Romance, New Adult and Young Adult are my favorite genres.
I loved this as much as the first one! Somehow this felt more fast-paced but at the same time it feels like nothing much happened. Maybe it's just that I'm mixing up what happened in the two books.
In this second book the characters go through a lot and thus also grow and mature. Especially Julia is more independent, self-confident and outspoken. Gabriel on the other hand is finding his true self and succeeds moving forward from his past.
I think this part shows how far Julia has come:
"The wide-eyed nervous girl who had started at the University of Toronto in September was gone. Instead, Julia saw a pale and upset young woman, with pinched lips and flashing eyes. She was no longer the timid Rabbit or the seventeen-year-old Beatrice. She was Julianne Mitchell, almost- MA, and she would be damned if she'd spend spend the rest of her life simply taking the scraps that others deigned to throw at her.
One thing that I also like about these books is that Reynard's choose not to make the characters dumb or oblivious. If something goes wrong they don't immediately become melodramatic and run away to cry under a pillow. Instead they understand that perhaps everything isn't always as it seems and don't automatically jump to their own conclusions.
I'm so excited to read the third installment in this series. I hope there's still a story and a good plot and it isn't only about Julia and Gabriel's relationship.