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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Alli and Sam have shared a beautiful life together, but Alli blames herself for becoming pregnant and destroying Sam's youthful dreams of a life away from Tucker's Landing and decides to free him to pursue his deepest desires, an action that forces Sam to take a close-up look at his life and what means the most to him.

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Verified Purchase. Two sisters Allie and Tessa. Did not like either of them. While 'the rift' was because Allie chased after her sister's boyfriend and seduced him the first chance she got; there seemed to be more to it - which the author has just hinted at: 1.

It seemed like Tessa was the golden girl to their parents who got most of her parents esp. So an insecure Allie is understandable. Also, it seemed that while Allie was trying to just get in to be part of the group when they were younger, Allie and Sam did have more in common.

Even when they were young, Tessa recognised that she would not be able to hold Sam 'as herself'. While all this was when they were teens, and certainly nothing in terms of hurting the other. In the end it was a bunch of selfish teenagers and then after 10years none of them have grown up. The relationship between Sam and Allie, it seems Sam had the best of all worlds. A small wild fantasy where there was Tessa, the real world where there was Allie who even after 10years was trying to be 'the one' in Sam's life - With little to no effort on his part.

Definitely, considering that Sam never ever made a move towards her and then his marrying her because she was pregnant after a ONS instigated by Allie , it is a given that she will always feel insecure. The only grown up part about Sam was the fact that he was a good father. All in all, the only likeable adult character is Jimmy and of course the grandma who stirred the pot.

I know that this depicted situations that do happen in 'real life' but I just couldn't love any of the characters. Sure I 'liked' some of them and Jimmy was my favorite of the ones I was shown. But none of the others endeared themselves to me. She ruins the lives of her sister Tessa and Tessa's boyfriend by sleeping with Sam the boyfriend and getting pregnant surprise surprise!

She plays mind games with Sam and is just, all around, a horrible person when it comes to relationships and common decency. And to top it all off the end of the book justifies all this [junk] pile by saying that it didn't matter that Sam ended up with Alli because Sam and Tessa's relationship wasn't going to last anyway, so now everyone is happy! I got this book for free from Amazon and as they say "You get what you pay for. Barbara Freethy is one of about 10 authors on my must-read list.

I was worried both about triggers for me and how in the world Freethy could resolve this conflict in a satisfying way. In fact, Jimmy in the supporting cast, was my favorite character. He saw what others missed and quietly shared it with them. I thought it was immature and insulting to Alli his wife of 9 years how Sam kept going back and forth between both sisters trying to figure out which one he really wanted to be with, what is this junior high?

Alli has decided to divorce Sam to let him have the life she feels was denied him when she got pregnant ten years ago. Go to Amazon. Back to top. Get to Know Us.

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Just the Way You Are

This is another of Barbara Freethy's stories that has you rooting for the couple to work out their problems. Rooting for a family to see that they still love each other and need each other. A baby Allison was in love with her older sister's boyfriend.


Just The Way You Are

Buy the eBook. Get it in Print. It is no longer enough for her to be wife and lover when she knows she holds so little of his heart. Now Sam is torn between what was and what was meant to be.


Free Best Books. Home Romance Billionaire Vampires Other. Am I wrong? You can't admit that you've changed. You can't admit that Alli and Sam have changed. You see everything in this place the way it was, not the way it is. Don't you ever allow yourself to consider the possibility that moving forward isn't necessarily a bad thing?

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