Usually romance sequels to romance novels aren't that great. Just Beyond the Clouds is no exception.
The plot focuses more on Cody's brother CJ, and a Downs Syndrome school he goes too in Colorado Springs. This is definitely a good thing as it adds greatly to the plot. After Ali's death, Cody doesn't have a very good view on life and discourages his attending the school. But then the stubborn teacher invites him to come and sit in on a class one day. After that, Cody finds himself falling in love with the teacher.
I don't like replacement romances. I'll just get that out in the open right now. I think that they're cop outs, something to keep the public happy.
The characters remain mediocre, as they were in the first book. The plot is easy to figure out. I think it could have been better without multiple hospital trips.
But I do applaud Karen for her ability to make a nonsensical title like Just Beyond the Clouds actually work.
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