Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Review: HIS KATE by Sue Krawitz

This is a story of a love triangle. Greg is involved with Heather, who is pushing him to marry her. Although Greg loves Heather, he can’t seem to commit to her. “He loved her, but after three years, something was missing. He no longer felt the urge to be with her twenty-four hours a day.” (13) Then in comes Kate, who fascinates Greg in unimaginable ways. In just a few short days, Greg and Kate discovered that they could talk about anything and everything that it seems as if they’ve known each other for years.

Is there such a thing as “the one?” Can one person truly be meant for one other person in the world? Can one person truly make you happy for the rest of your life? That’s what this book explores in the lives of these three characters.

I felt a real connection between Greg and Kate, which is such a rare commodity.

Simple yet captivating, this story is heartwarming and endearing.  Occasionally the story lagged every now and then, but recovers quickly with a compelling plot twist. Of course, someone would have to get pregnant, complicating everyone’s predicament and shattering foreseeable plans.  What will happen to Greg and Kate now? Will they survive the unexpected situation? Will they thrive together or will they break apart?

But now with a child on the way, “he considered three scenarios: no relationship, a relationship with Kate, or a relationship with Heather.” (96) Questions of varying degrees are flung every which way, provoking deep thought and weighing heavily on the soul. Probable scenarios filter through, filling the mind with dread and confusion. The whole thing is a mad situation of what-ifs.

Again, the pace slowed down dramatically once the babies came into play, making Greg and Heather’s life to be all about the babies. But, of course, this was real life and these characters were as real as they come. But even though Greg was apart from Kate, it was endearing to know that she would always be His Kate.

“When there is love, there is always hope.” (168)

And the ultimate question begged by the reader was: What will become of this emotionally wrought love triangle and how will it end?

A well-written and emotionally charged novel!

My rating: 4 stars

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