I DNF’d this book very early on and then decided to try again, only because it was a book club read thinking I’d probably give it a two star rating. I strongly disliked Teddy. I thought he was immature and silly and Ruthie was uptight. And they were. But at about the 45% mark I realised it was a cover. Both had difficult childhoods that impacted heavily on their adulthood’s. I often give up too quickly on books if I’m not drawn in right from the start and this book for me was a lesson in persevering. It is a very strong 4 and a half stars from me.