[Review] The Proverbial Mr. Universe by Maria La Serra

 
 Dear girl with the red scarf,
Love was never meant to be conquered,
you have to surrender to it.
Trust me. After all, I am Mr. Universe. 


When the universe conveys a message, you listen.

Olivia Montiano just caught her fiancé cheating. Now she is forced to question what she wants out of life and love. Striving to live up to her father’s unrealistic standards for the past twenty-three years, every decision she has ever made was with her father’s wishes in mind—until she finds mysterious, handwritten letters tucked away in places only meant for her. That’s when she realizes she’s been on the wrong path all along and gives her heart to a guy her father thinks is entirely wrong.

Washed-up abstract artist Nick Montgomery has had quite a few setbacks in life. He’s accustomed to never needing anyone, thinking he’s just fine—until he meets the girl with the red scarf. She’s not his type. But the universe has other ideas. Nick has a secret he’s keeping from her, afraid it will bring their new relationship to a sudden halt.
Will they figure out what the universe holds for them?
 
💙 Copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 💙

Finally managed to finish reading this last night and it's left me so...so... confused.
I've completed it and come the end I don't know if Nick and Olivia got back together (sorry if there are any spoilers).
Olivia discovers Dario is cheating on her which destroys her-even though she was having doubts about their engagement... She's left to pick up the pieces of her life and rediscover herself.
Along the way, little hand written notes start appearing. Now how these people manage to pull it off I don't know! I can't sneak a cake in to a shopping cart without getting caught. 
These little notes help lift and guide Olivia and eventually she sees Nick. Nick, a guy she sees and notices but never bats an eyelash at because he's not her usual type... because a guy like Dario is.
I read a few of the other reviews after I completed it and agreed that Olivia is hiding behind excuses regarding her dad and all that which I completely get but the excuses put a halt on these two. I felt that a chunk of the book was almost like their chasing tango, and then it starts to work and then its over and then ????
I don't know.
A whole lot for nothing.
But the writing by the author is amazing. If this is theirdebut which it looks like it is I really want to applaud them for it because it was put together perfectly. I think their just needed that little bit more character development.


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