Eight Steps is a sweet story. There were times that I wanted to strangle both Elliot and Fe, but then that is part of life; we all make colossal relationship blunders at some point. Maybe I loved this story a bit more than most of the contemporary romance novels I’ve read because Elliot reminds me a lot of my husband, especially the whole glasses-to-contacts thing. That literally was the first thing that made me notice the man I eventually married.
I loved the way the characters were written overall, and the ease of the friendship that paved the way for romantic relationship potential. This book illustrates the need for clear communication when it comes to emotional involvement. It also illuminates the futility of mind games in relationships and trying to alter who a person is at a fundamental level.
Easy read. Entertaining. Delightfully humorous moments. And if you relate to characters empathetically, you’ll need some tissues toward the end.
Reviewed by @valkyrie