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Cute Read

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When Will Sterling was a teenager, he heard a voice from a balcony that would stay with him for the rest of his life. After unexpectedly inheriting his uncle's home, he returns to the location where he heard that voice sixteen years before. To his surprise, he once again hears that voice while out on a balcony.

Nora Clarke has grown up in an apartment building full of quirky, loving neighbors who have become their own family. She is determined not to let the new outsider change the home and community she loves.

This was a cute story but honestly I don't think it's going to be a very memorable one for me. The characters were fine but no one truly grabbed my heart. Likeable but not anything I'm going to thrust into the hands of friends.

I think one of the things that bugged me most about this book - aside from the out-of-nowhere sex scene - was the random fact of Will's eye sight being bad as a teenager. This is the reason that he's unable to see Nora as a teen and only hears her. She's just a blur. He quits baseball because of it. But then he grows up and his eye sight plays zero part in the story. Why did it even have to be a thing? What was the significance of him quitting baseball? Couldn't the sun just have been in his eyes and prevented him from seeing Nora? I don't know why this annoyed me so much. I kept waiting for his eye sight to play some role in the latter part of the story. But no.