”Being in love is about being illogical. You don’t think, you just know.”
This was a very difficult to rate book for me because I’m not a fan a love triangles. They’re by default angsty and I feel they show one or a combination of insecurity, confusion, indecision and even childishness on at least one of the people involved which test the limits of my patience so I tend to avoid them as much as possible. But I also have to say I’ve become eager to read this series and the individuals portrayed in it because triangle or not they’ve taken residency in my heart.
Taking the Plunge is a journey towards maturity for both Nancy and Derek, even though their paths end up with different people. It’s about Nancy growing confident into herself through the help of new and old friends.
It starts with Nancy and Derek together where we were left of in Connected by the Tide with Derek taking very poor choices regarding his relationship with Nancy and thus a very confused and perplexed Nancy who hangs on to an unhealthy relationship with him mostly for fear of being alone.
During an ultimate demonstration of immaturity on Derek’s part, Nancy meets Thatcher who is not just sexy, confident and successful, it is evident he shares a strong emotional connection with her. He pursues her intensely forcing her to realize that, despite her commitment towards Derek, he is the best man for her and convinces her to take the plunge into their own relationship.
”You came into my life so suddenly, changing me and pushing me to be the person I’ve always wanted to be.
I liked reading about past couples and their continued and perhaps increased passion for each other as well as their support regarding their friends. I also look forward to reading about the new and improved Derek.