Coming to Terms is a love story - and so much more. It's a story of the impact of sexual abuse and addiction. It's a story of the hunt for a serial rapist turned murderer. Mainly though, it's a story of Sawyer's journey to forgive - another and herself.
Sawyer James is a cop. It's who she is and all she ever wanted to be. The job is all she has. Sawyer's alone, not necessarily because she wants to be, but because horrors in her past have left her drifting in seething waters. To move forward into a fulfilling relationship, Sawyer must come to terms.
Sage Carson is a clinical social worker. She's divorced and alone. Alone is definitely preferable to being married. At almost 40, she comes to realize that her marital problems weren't due to a lack of sexual desire, but rather, her lack of sexual desire for a man. Sage's attraction to Sawyer is an awakening. To move forward, to not spend her life alone, Sage must come to terms - with her own sexuality and with Sawyer.
In their struggle - to love - to forgive - to survive - Sage and Sawyer risk everything.
But is everything enough?
©2015 KA Moll (P)2016 KA Moll
This reads like a well rounded story with characters that are full bodied. Just when you think this story is over the author takes you further into the relationship and Sawyers past. However if your a fan of murder mystery this isn't for you this is a character led romance.
"Definite page turner"
Lots of details.
Fast paced, and talked about real issues.
Great book, it is a welcome addition to my library.
This was my first book by KA Moll. It was a great story. I enjoyed it because both characters got together early on in the book and embarked on this journey...together! Didn't have to go through break ups and making up, but, rather enjoyed how they overcome the obstacles that stood in their way. I loved how both characters 'changed their stories'
And I think the narrator did a great job of relating the story. So, worth listening to!
"i liked the story line."
there is a point at around chapter 23or 24 where the story could have ended but kept going. its after that part the story becomes pretty difficult to listen to. as in the details of trauma. pretty heavy stuff. i did keep coming back to listen to the rest of the audio book. i would recommend it. i just wouldn't listen to it on a cross country trip.
This book has some significant pacing issues. There were numerous times when I felt like the action was happening off camera, so to speak, and the parts we actually get in detail have odd time gaps. Overall I think this could have been at least twice as long if some of the details, the things I felt were being condensed and skipped, were a little more fleshed out. That said, there were also some bits that might've been unnecessary and could be condensed or cut entirely.
The narration was good. I only remember one jarring moment when the narrator said parameter when context dictated that it should have been perimeter. I don't know if this was actually an error in the writing or just a quirk of the narrator's speech.
The writing, pacing issues aside, wasn't bad. I think this author just needs a good editor.
The chemistry between the two main characters was believable, although I did feel that their relationship was rather accelerated. Again, pacing issues.
I don't regret my purchase, but I wouldn't put this high on a list of recommendations to others.
"It's not about finding love"
Coming to Terms is one of two novels by KA Moll that is narrated by Emily Beresford, the other being the supernatural romance, "Haunting Love".
The main relationship is unique in Moll’s literary world, in that their struggle is not to find each other. Here, they find solace in each other’s arms early on, and the story is driven by one character's need to deal with her past so she can let her girlfriend love her. It’s a different kind of romance, with the dark forces of external characters driving the action forward. Sawyer’s father, in particular, is perhaps one of the vilest characters Moll has written to date.
Beresford once again delivers a fine reading, playing with the tension, drama and lighter moments to great effect. You can read my full review on glamadelaide dot com dot au under the Entertainment section, where I've also reviewed some of KA Moll's other books and had the good fortune of interviewing her.
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