My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This was a good, but fairly predictable lesfic. The writing was solid and the characters felt well defined. There were a few emotional parts of the story I can honestly say I felt were really strong and well written. I did see certain moments of the plot coming and it dragged in a couple of places, but overall it was a good story.
This story was pretty cute for the most part. The relationship between Sophie and Jules was cute and while the drama felt a little overdone, it did have some real elements. I felt like I could honestly relate with the fear of having to come to terms with dating someone being in the closet. Though this became such a factor underlying everything else that it did feel a bit tedious.
Both Sophie and Jules where well written. I felt like they both stayed true to their established characters. Sophie was a little bit frustrating. She seemed to flip flop back and forth over her decisions often and to be honest I can’t decide if I felt like it was a character trait or just something I wanted to stop. I do understand that she was struggling to figure out her life, but I didn’t enjoy the idea of her comparing her career to Jules’s. I had moments that made me feel like I actually did just want them to break up.
For the most part the story was kind of predictable. I saw a lot of the key moments coming within the first couple of chapters, like Sophie having to take over the role of second lead opposite Jules. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what it was, but there was something just a little bit awkward about the sex scenes as well. The prologue was actually the biggest let down of the story. I do understand that it involved the two main characters from the first book of the series and I think that was the problem. As someone who had not read the first book, this didn’t hold a lot of value to me. They were fine as supporting characters, but I wasn’t that invested in them to want to read about their wedding.
If this is one of your first lesfic stories, I feel like this would be a fine choice. For me personally I just feel like there wasn’t much that had this stand out and be really memorable.