college sweetheart, a flirtation begins to grow between them. One night, fueled by alcohol and concerns about whether she’s getting married too young, Amber kisses Tyler.
What happens next will change them forever.
In alternating points of view, It Happens All the Time examines the complexity of sexual dynamics between men and women and offers an incisive exploration of gender roles, expectations, and the ever-timely issue of consent.
Pretty Little Book Review
Release Date: March 28, 2017
Genre: Women's Fiction
I hate to say it but... Well, this book was just not my cup of tea. For such an important topic that this book explores, rape, there was nothing about it that made me feel sympathetic in any way. And it truly should have as rape IS something that happens and has such a profound effect on the victim. Now, I will admit that I liked the fact that the author told the story in the victim and perpetrators point of view, however, I couldn't connect with either character which made it hard to get through. Normally, in stories such as these, I will feel a deep connection with the victim (isn't this the point?) and maybe even learn something from him or her. This just wasn't the case for me in this story and I actually felt worse for Tyler (the rapist) than I did for Amber. Now, not all readers will feel this way and actually many will probably really enjoy the story. But not so much for me. Sorry! I think it felt rushed, there was too much going on (perhaps if the rape was the sole focus I would have liked it more), and the characters felt off.
Reader who like books that deal with real and heavy topics may like this book much better than I did. Just be warned prior to going into it that it deals with some serious issues like rape and eating disorders, so it could be a trigger for some.