It is my opinion that this should NOT be read as a stand-alone. I think the series needs to be read in the order it was written to fully grasp the story behind the story of these characters. There are a lot of characters that precede this book who play an intricate role in PROBLEMATIC LOVE.
There is a huge world to this series. In each of the previous books, there is a realistic take on events happening and at times I have enjoyed reading the stories and other times I’ve been on the fence about them. This is one of those books that was just a little too realistic, a little too “problematic” for me. There are boundaries crossed, characters that I wanted to shake and tell them to step away to take a breath, and complex issues that I think were handled in a way that leads me to believe the author has some experience in.
I don’t want to recap the blurb or give anything away so it is difficult to explain what I am feeling. I’ve sat with it for a little bit hoping for the review to become clearer to me, but it’s not. It’s an entanglement of real life vs fiction that I sometimes struggle with – so I will simply say…
Read this book (after reading the others, of course).
Review by @mauraharper