OKAY, Something More #2 (Normal Book 2) - Danielle Pearl

OKAY, Something More #2 (Normal Book 2)

By Danielle Pearl

  • Release Date: 2015-02-24
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 180 Ratings

Description

After the horrors she’s survived over the past year, Rory never expected to find the one thing she certainly wasn’t looking for – love. But after the painful realization that her past has left her a dangerous liability to the person she cares for the most, she finally understands that for her and Sam, love means letting go.

Can two people hopelessly in love with one another ever revert back into just friends? Neither Rory nor Sam know for sure. But the one thing they do know – it’s the only choice they have.

As Rory recovers from a devastating assault, Sam will do anything to make sure it never happens again. But how far will he go to keep her safe? Their choices will change everything, and they will either bring them back together, or destroy them irrevocably.

OKAY is the follow-up to NORMAL and Book 2 of the Something More series. It is not meant to be read as a standalone novel.

Reviews

  • Fulfilling conclusion to the series!

    4
    By Bookbruin
    The conclusion to the Something More series was filled with heartbreak, drama, and ultimately hope. Okay picks up right where Normal left off, and we watch as Rory and Sam navigate their new relationship (or lack of) status. It was definitely the most angsty of the books and the misunderstandings and lack of communication were frustrating. The story is told from both Rory and Sam's points of views and as before, I enjoyed being in both their heads. It did also make me want to scream at both of them though, since unlike them, I knew what the other person was doing/feeling. Sam surprised me in this book, not just because of the lengths he was willing to go to keep his promise to keep Rory safe, but also the vulnerability that he displayed each time he laid his feelings on the line. His interaction with Rory's childhood friend, Chip, felt true and the insecurity he felt during their conversations made him more endearing. His anger felt over the top at times, and I think it could have been toned down a bit, but probably the only thing I could have done without about Sam's character was his supposed long list of hook-ups and sexual conquests. I don't mind that he's had experiences and I know that it made the fact that he had true feelings for Rory more significant, but I still would have preferred to not know that his exploits have been constant and plentiful since he was 13. Again, these things were vital parts of his story, but I just felt that they were a little over the top. Although the book did feel a little longer than it needed to be, I was happy with the journey of our characters and felt that the story really came full circle. I liked that not only was Sam and Rory's story resolved, but also that the family relationships were also headed down the right path. Whether or not those aspects will have a HEA remains unknown, but I liked that those story lines had some kind of resolution. The epilogue was wonderful too and delivered one of the swooniest Sam lines of the whole series. I would love to eventually see another book/novella that shows Sam and Rory further into the future and am excited to read about Tuck and Carl in their book, In Ruins. Overall, I really enjoyed this series and the characters and definitely recommend it! *Many thanks to the author for providing this ARC free of charge*
  • Outstanding!

    5
    By NicNac0
    What a great Novel. There was so much emotion as i was reading Rory's story. This is a Novel you need in your collection.
  • Awesome!!

    5
    By Gdguth
    Awesome read! I really enjoyed Rory's story! You will not be disappointed in this series!!
  • Just AMAZING

    5
    By Readrcrazgrl
    The perfect follow up to one of my all-time favs NORMAL! Couldn't be more in love with Sam. This series is an absolute must must must read and I can't wait to see what else this author comes up with!