Blurb from Goodreads
Ruby Miller’s future was on track when she entered her freshman year of college at the University of Chicago. Everything seemed easy, possible, and full of hope, especially with Brent by her side.
However, life didn’t go as planned and obstacles arose setting her on a very different path from the one she had envisioned.
Now, five years later, Ruby is piecing her life back together and moving on from everything that once tore her apart.
What happens though, when the one person who carries every memory of Ruby’s happiest and darkest moments appears unexpectedly before her? Will she carry on or dive deep into her forgotten yesterday?
Second, I liked the way Ruby tells their story. The flow of the flashback is nicely written. I got the good part as well as the bad part of their life along the story in unexpected way, though at some part they are also quite predictable.
Third, I forgot that the way Ruby tells the story can be a bit distracting and sometime frustrating me. She tells everything in detail, way detail and descriptive more than I thought it should be. I still don’t like it but then I think I can bear it now.
It leads to 2). He got a contract when the season is already in progress. It’s more likely on July to August in Sweden League transfer window (transfer season). If the club he plays is also plays at another competition both in Sweden (The Swedish Cup) and/or European (either UEFA Champions league or UEFA Europa league), it will make him cannot play on those other competition since he joins in the middle of the season, which makes him (sort of) useless since he’s a rockie who has limited experiences in European country leagues. Unless his club wants to spend a great invest to his soccer skill. It might be a teeny tiny thing but it’s quite important to me since it can also connect to the time setting when Brent goes back to US and the way Ruby meets him again.
All in all, I think it’s an okay novella. I can say that I enjoyed it more than book 1 but it also has things I didn’t quite like. And because of my curiosity, I think I’ll read the sequel. I just hope all the things that left unclear here, will have the answers in book 2.