Înflori

Înflori - A.F. Henley So, Sunday night, I sat down and brought up Inflori to read while I got some things installed and working on my computer. I figured I'd fill in around things I had to do.

That didn't work so well. Because before I knew what was going on, I was a third of the way through the book and I'd forgotten entirely about the things I was doing on the computer. I gave up on that and instead, simply enjoyed the book.

I actually found myself unsure about Dustin in the beginning, just as I was about Nicolae. Don't get me wrong, I adore both characters, but in the very beginning, I wasn't quite sure what I thought. But this was good, because it made me wonder why I felt this way. So, I read.

I found myself identifying with Dustin on something that also meant I was frustrated by Nicolae like Dustin was. It certainly drew me more thoroughly into the story and made me want to shake Nicolae to get him to stop being so damned cryptic and spell it out. I have to say that it is something that Nicolae should have had to work on a bit more. Because at times, he came across as a little to righteous because of it. He was always right and in the real world, that's just not how it works.

But the romance, in the end, was still very warming and I thoroughly enjoyed the secondary characters. Christine and Jewel nearly stole the show, in my not-so-humble opinion! And I absolutely love the little hint we get at the end.

If there was only one thing I wasn't really happy with, it's that I would have liked to see Nicolae's POV. I think that I might have liked him a lot better if I could have understood him more. I understand the narrow third person thing, but I honestly rarely like it and this was no exception. I like knowing both sides of the coin, understanding both characters as that makes me cheer for them much more readily to get together.

All in all, it was still a wonderful book and I am very glad to have spent the evening reading it!