It was a great series; through all of the ups and downs even. However, the ending felt very rushed. We obviously know they had children and were married. But it still feels like it was missing that happily ever after that we’ve all been waiting for! I wish it would have been a little longer instead of skipping literally years into the future. I guess I just didn’t want it to end
This book was amazing!!!!
Good but not great
I’ve loved this series so. Freaking. Much. I’ve cried, I’ve laughed, and I could feel the love. However, I truly feel like this book was missing the happy ever after. We got a glimpse of what happens but after all the ups and downs associated with it, it was disappointing to not see more of their ending without the time jump.
Cant say enough.
Honestly, this series touched me. I havent read a book in almost 9 years and when i started these i found myself unable to put it down bc the pages were so relatable, almost too relatable. I found my self relating to so much; a complicated love story, family issues, losing hope and seeing the better in life. Each page became more and more addicting i couldnt help but somewhat feel relief knowing that everyone goes through these things. This is a love story that is more true then most like to admit, a story showing the true curveballs life can throw at you. This made me realise how much I need my “hardin” in life and every obstacle we have been through, we have came out together. This truly is a must read!!
This series has had me on an emotional roller coaster. I have experienced so many emotional while reading this series. Heartbreak, anger, grief, anxiety, lust, etc. That’s what a good book should do. I’m sad that the series is ending. I love these characters!
Delivers the happy ending you want, but misses the point through out the entire book.
I loved the first two books of the series. I caught on because of the movie. So I went and read and was falling in love with Tessa and Hardin and everything they went through. Them against the world. But the third and final books were disappointing. Yes, ultimately they get the ending that you’d want but I can’t help but roll my eyes at Anna Todd’s sloppy way of slapping it on in the last few chapters of the book—seeming more like an afterthought more than anything else.
Another really alarming concern about this series is that this relationship truly is unhealthy and toxic. I would go as far as to say as both Hardin and Tessa are abusive to each other for the entire duration of the series. Only do they get the redemption and character development that they deserve in the last 10% of the book. The author never discusses why they were toxic and how they had to change to be healthy for each other. Instead, she time jumps years and years only bothering to highlight milestones, with nothing in between given to her audience. Her chapters are short, and feel rushed at the end. The entire last book was dark, and dragged on. Some warranted, some seemed pointless.
What’s most disappointing about the way she ended the series is that we never got to experience the joy that would have been Tessa and Hardin finally giving it a real adult try, and seeing their relationship blossom again under healthier, more mature circumstances. Instead, we spend 4 books worth being yanked around, on again, off again, exhaustingly pulled back and forth through this tumultuous “relationship” that you WANT to root for the entire time but it just falls short of giving you a reason too.
By the time you get to their happy ending, it’s just not as satisfying as it should be. The constant time jumps only make it worse. For this reason, I won’t be picking up another Anna Todd novel. I feel emotionally drained from the fictional whiplash of this relationship, and do not want to commit to more of that.
By B. A. Sanabria
This series had me hooked... it was an easy read but the ending felt rushed and with many unsolved issues. I feel like I’ve just been cheated out of years of a relationship.
Couldn’t get enough. I’m glad it went on for more years just to get glimpse of what happen after everything was done and they were finally together
Never Want It To End.
It’s just so good.
I fell in love with the characters from watching the first movie on Netflix. I was on a tight budget and joined watt pad just to get a taste of #hessa again through fan fiction. When I saw another movie was made I was thrilled. I poured a glass of wine, curled up on the couch, and loved every moment.
That was last week.
I discovered more movies were in the making but I needed more now! I have read 4 books in this series so far. I can’t put them down! I find myself reading late in the evening, waking up early to read before the kids get up. I read while I’m making meals. I read at every extra moment.
Anna Todd is just that good. I would love nothing more than to just read every book she’s ever written. And honestly, I probably will. Unfortunately, life has to go on and the stories always end too soon.
Keep writing, Anna. You have a gift that many wish they possessed (including myself).
Buy it. Buy them all.
This novel was amazing! Beyond beautiful !
I loved that Anna Todd went into the future and let us see how Hardin and Tessa continued their amazing love story and embraced their children and created a strong family bond. The one thing I truly missed was reading about the beautiful fairy tale wedding Tessa and Hardin deserved having their entire family present! I will have to dream the moment in my head to envision their beautiful wedding.