Author Website: http://juliawolfwrites.com/
When a serious accident happens to their daughter Emma, David and Sylvia are thrown together after fifteen years of parallel parenting. Having minimal interaction with each other, now the feelings they held close to themselves were exposed showing all the regret, hope and love they gradually built up for each other and allowing all the potential for romance that was there years earlier to finally be sifted through. This was not a second chance romance as much as it was a story of the right timing, circumstances and maturity coming together. A teen hook up, a broken condom and a baby were the devices used by Julia Wolf to make an interesting spin in her work focusing around two characters that had no real context to their relationship other than the consequences of their teen pregnancy. This author gave a genuine and raw look at the evolution of a relationship between a couple that had no true history with each other to fall back on and take comfort in as they struggled to be parents while still kids themselves.David was a man-child for many years yet his absolute devotion to his daughter never waivered making him likable even when his actions spoke otherwise. His openly addressing his shortcomings without making excuses even as he battled with regret and guilt gave him substance to justify his hero role. Sylvia was not without issues herself but her ability to rise above her personal struggles and be an incredible mother spoke volumes. Past and present communication was a key factor in how this couple dealt with hurt, mistakes and misunderstandings. As David and Sylvia aged their ability to see beyond assumptions and not let them hold them back allowed them to achieved their happiness.
Julia Wolf creates interesting and well-developed character portrayals. She does a great job of bringing the past to the present while maintaining a current perspective to her work. Her dialog is sharp and unique to her players. Ms. Wolf’s character analysis shows that she is unafraid and does not fall prey to stereotyping with her out of the box storylines. The Blue Is The Color series started off great with Times Like These and continues this trend with Watch Me Unravel!
*I was given an advanced copy. All opinions expressed are my own.*
*While part of a series this book can be read as a stand alone.*