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Summary from publisher:
By day, Petra Flint is a talented jeweler working in a lively London studio. By night, she's a sleepwalker troubled by a past she can't put to bed and a present that leaves her clinging to an unsuitable boyfriend. Arlo Savidge was once a budding heartthrob musician. Then tragedy struck and he chose to forsake stardom and all future affairs of the heart for a quiet life in the countryside as a music teacher.
Petra and Arlo haven't seen each other since they were teenagers-when their feelings ran deep but the timing wasn't right. Now, seventeen years later, they run into each other once more. Might first love get a second chance-or will what keeps them up at night keep them apart forever?
I love reviewing books that I read during a readathon. It’s always a challenge as to whether or not I remember the book well enough to review it. I definitely remember this one.
I have to admit that I was a bit annoyed with Petra in the beginning. She allowed herself to be mistreated by Rob and acted like a vapid doormat. She came into her own after Rob broke up with her and she met Arlo. I came to love her. However, I was almost as frustrated with Arlo as I was with Petra. The whole episode with Miranda upset me to a surprising degree. I almost felt bad for her and I didn’t want to. I liked him but there were definitely some times that I wanted to smack him upside the head. Petra and Arlo had a very natural chemistry that played out very well and had a humorous edge to it.
This book dealt quite heavily with sleepwalking. I’m not quite unfamiliar with it. I have been known to sleepwalk on occasion. If I am looking for something before I got to bed, my family sometimes finds me rummaging around the house to find it. I don’t remember it the next morning but sometimes I wake up holding what I was looking for. I felt so bad for Petra. Her sleepwalking was so debilitating and the reason for it was heartbreaking. I loved this book. I found Petra and Arlo to be such an utterly charming couple and North walked the line between humor and romance very well.
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