Review: Good Boy (WAGs #1) by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy

Title: Good Boy
Author: Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy
Series: WAGs #1
Rating: 4.5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance/ Sports
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Blurb:
Hosting her brother’s wedding for an MVP guest list is the challenge of Jess Canning’s life. Already the family screw-up, she can’t afford to fail. And nobody (nobody!) can learn of the colossal mistake she made with the best man during a weak moment last spring. It was wrong, and there will not be a repeat. Absolutely not. Even if he is the sexiest thing on two legs.

Blake Riley sees the wedding as fate’s gift to him. Jess is the maid of honor and he’s the best man? Let the games begin. So what if he’s facing a little (fine, a lot) of resistance? He just needs to convince the stubborn blonde that he’s really a good boy with a bad rap. Luckily, every professional hockey player knows that you’ve got to make an effort if you want to score.

But Jess has more pressing issues to deal with than sexy-times with a giant man-child. Such as: Will the ceremony start on time, even though someone got grandma drunk? Does glitter ever belong at a wedding? And is it wrong to murder the best man?

Caution: May cause accidental aspiration of tea or coffee. Do not read in a public place where loud laughter is inappropriate. Contains hot but hilarious hockey players, puppy cuddling and a snarky pair of underwear.

My Review:
Actual 4.5 Stars.

I’m a big fan of Elle Kennedy and Sarina Bowen so it was a joy to read a book jointly co-written by both these wonderful authors. I also love sports romances and I’ve read a good few hockey ones so I automatically knew I would enjoy the setting.

Good Boy is the first book in what promises to be an extremely entertaining new series. I haven’t yet read Him or Us but I totally plan to now as I loved the glimpses we got of both Jamie and Wes. I’m so glad I decided to purchase both books when they were on 99c sale recently. I really look forward to getting stuck into them shortly. As an aside, you can totally read this book as a standalone and I didn’t feel like I missed out on anything by not having read those books first.

Anyway, on to this book! Jess’s brother is getting married and she has taken on the role of wedding planner which is a role she doesn’t enjoy but she takes very seriously – she wants to make sure Jamie and Wes’s big day goes off without a hitch. But she didn’t bargain on hot hockey player Blake Riley – her ex-hookup – wanting to railroad the event and inject a bit of juvenile humor, as you do! Once this pair is in the same room you can bet the sparks fly!

Jess is at a crossroads in her life and she’s struggling to deal with a decision she has made and how to tell her long-suffering parents her news. She has no time for distractions so boyfriends are a big no no. Try telling that to the very persistent Blake who knows what he wants and is hell bent on getting it.

I have to admit that Blake really irritated me with his immature carry on at the start and I did struggle to get into this book initially. HOWEVER, he completely won me over later on and I fell for him about the same time Jess did – he was a really good guy underneath the funny guy persona. Loyal to his friends and his family (have I mentioned how much I adored his family?) His ex was totally swinging from the cray-cray tree but he still protected her secret and that said everything about him as a person.

The writing is excellent as I expected, the dialogue is hysterical, and there are plenty of laugh-out-loud moments. The chemistry between Blake and Jess was great and I like the slow romantic build up and the back and forth between them. The schmexy scenes were hot!

I’m really excited for this new series and hope it isn’t too long before the next book is available.

Thank you to the authors and their publicist for supplying an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Blog Tour: The Wright Brother (Wright #1) by K.A. Linde


Today is my stop during the blog tour for The Wright Brother (Wright #1) by K.A. Linde! I share my review of this book with you and there are two teasers to check out!

Title: The Wright Brother
Author: K.A. Linde
Series: Wright #1
Rating: 3.75 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
I’d dated his brother.

He didn’t remember and I wish I could forget.

I may have sworn off the Wright family a long time ago. But when I returned home, Jensen Wright crashed into my life with the confidence of a billionaire CEO and the sex appeal of a god. Even I couldn’t resist our charged chemistry, or the way he fit into my life like a missing puzzle piece.

Too bad he’d forgotten the one thing that could destroy us.

Because Jensen Wright doesn’t share. Not with anyone. And if his brother finds out, this could all go down in flames.

When it all was said and done, was he the Wright brother?

My Review:
Emery flees to her Texan hometown of Lubbock after a disastrous relationship comes to a crashing end. She’s actually glad to be back home, to have more time to spend with her sister and her niece and to come to terms with where she is in her career and her life.

Her best friend Heidi works for Wright Construction (her ex-boyfriends family company) and she ends up going to a Wright family wedding where she bumps into her ex, his psycho wife, and one hot billionaire CEO by the name of Jensen Wright. Jensen doesn’t recognize Emery and they share a hot and steamy make-out session that burned up the pages of my Kindle.

Jensen mistakenly thinks Emery is only back for a visit so he has no qualms in asking her out on a date. When he realizes she is back for good it’s too late to stop his heart from growing attached – not that he doesn’t try.

Jensen blew hot and cold for me at the start but I loved all the drama and the angst and I knew there was a good reason for his behavior. I sensed where the plot was going and I was right. Emery was a little too weak at times but a likable character all the same.

The romance was great and their chemistry was off the charts. I totally shipped them and was rooting for them the entire time.

I loved the added complication of Landon and his controlling, scheming, possessive wife. Man, I’ve never wanted to throttle a fictional character so much! She was a whiny gold-digger and I’m wondering how on earth Landon ever fell for her.

One of the things I especially enjoyed about this book was the side characters. All were interesting and well developed as secondary characters. I’m so looking forward to reading Landon and X’s story (no spoilers here) especially after that brill sneak peek in the back of this book. And I’m hoping the rest of the Wright siblings are getting their own book too.

The plot was a little too predictable for me and the writing was a little off at the start of the book and that’s the only reason I knocked off stars. I will say that the issues I had with the writing completely disappeared after the first few chapters and the book is well executed in the main. I’m very excited to see where the author takes this series next.

I have no hesitation in recommending this book to fans of angsty, swoon worthy contemporary romance.

Actual rating – 3.75 stars.

Thanks to the author and Inkslinger PR for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.

As an aside, I adore that cover and it’s one of the things that enticed me to pick up this book.

About the Author:
K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of more than fifteen novels including the Avoiding series and the Record series. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy novels, geeking out over Star Wars, binge-watching Supernatural, and dancing in her spare time.
She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super adorable puppies.

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Review: Leather Pants (Happy Pants #2) by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Title: Leather Pants
Author: Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
Series: Happy Pants #2
Rating: 4 stars
Genres: Romantic Comedy/ Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
From New York Times Bestseller, Mimi Jean Pamfiloff, Comes Book #2 of The Happy Pants Cafe Series

It Only Takes One Hot Rock Star To Ruin Your Life…

The youngest woman to ever sit on the bench, the Honorable Sarah Rae Alma has busted her butt to get where she is. No fun. No distractions. And definitely no bad boys. In fact, she takes a certain pleasure in crushing their souls—yes, she has her reasons.

So when rock-n-roll’s most famous bad boy, the legendary Colton Young, enters her court, looking hotter than sin and smugger than hell, she’s just itching to serve a little justice.

But Sarah’s about to make the biggest mistake of her life. And her fate will land squarely in the hands of the world’s most notorious rock star rebel.

Will he crush her? Or will he tempt her to take a walk on the wild side?

My Review:
Leather Pants is a fantastic rom-com written in the inimitable style of the wonderful Ms Pamfiloff. I had a stomach ache reading this book because I was laughing so hard. There are some wonderful authors writing in this genre and Mimi is definitely at the top of that list. This is the third book I’ve read of hers and she is an expert at penning uproariously funny stories with witty banter and plenty of hysterical scenes. My husband pretty much hates it when I read one of her books because I can’t hold a proper conversation with him while I’m reading it – I’m snorting with laughter the entire time.

Judge Alma is quite prim and proper until she crosses paths with rocker Colt Young. It was actually quite poetic that both of them were almost the opposite of how they appeared and I wondered if they would be able to find a happy medium that would work for them as a couple.

Initially, I struggled to find Colt sexy because the long-haired leather pant wearing visual just wasn’t doing it for me, and it was a bit too cliche. However, his personality totally won me over and I just pictured him completely differently in my head and it worked! I could kind-of relate to Judge Alma, in a way, and I loved seeing her throw caution to the wind and just going with her gut, although she did end up in a world full of trouble.

The chemistry was electric between our couple even if I did wish there were more sexy times.

Mimi has a fascinating mind and I’m always impressed with the creative aspects of her world building, character and plot development. I loved the idea of the Happy Pants Cafe and Luci was a howl. I also enjoyed the other secondary characters and they were decently developed too.

The writing and pacing are bang on and it was a thoroughly entertaining read. Highly recommended. Go check it out.

As an aside, I haven’t read the first book although I have it on my kindle but you can completely read this as a standalone and not miss a thing.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC as supplied by the author’s assistant. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Review: How Willa Got Her Groove Back (Creative HeArts #2) by Emily McKay

Title: How Willa Got Her Groove Back
Author: Emily McKay
Series: Creative HeArts #2
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains an unbelievably hot bad boy, an unbelievably famous actress, and all the drama that comes with adding both to your family. Oh, and a forbidden flirtation with a soon-to-be stepbrother.

When Willa Schofer’s father comes home from a business trip with an über-famous new fiancée, Willa’s senior year blows up in paparazzi-fueled flames. Overnight, she has a new house, a new car, and a new soon-to-be stepbrother—the unbelievably hot, unbelievably arrogant, Finn McCain. Thank god he’s constantly pushing her buttons, or she might do something irresponsible. Like fall for the jerk.

Just when Willa’s decided to avoid him for, oh, ever, Finn lands in the center of her senior project team. Seriously—how hard is it to shake a guy? At least her work on the project snagged the attention of the (second) hottest guy in school. He might only be into her because of her famous stepmom, and he’s not quite as exciting as a certain annoying housemate, but at least she’s allowed to crush on the guy.

Because crushing on your annoying stepbrother? So not cool.

My Review:
I LOVE the way this series has been crafted with different authors writing different books based on characters who are all interconnected. Did I say I LOVE it? I LOVE LOVE it! Okay, fangirl moment over. I’ve read four in the series now, and not in the order I was supposed to (’cause I’m an idiot) but it hasn’t dented my enjoyment and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed every book.

I first met Finn McCain in Falling for the Girl Next Door by Tera Lynn Childs (Sloane & Tru #2 and #5 in the series) and I was instantly swooning, so when the opportunity arose to review Weddings, Crushes, and Others Dramas (#6 in the series) I jumped at the chance, and the very lovely Melissa from Entangled gave me a copy of this book to read first.

I’m obsessed with forbidden romance at the moment (ahem!) and I also love stepbrother romance so I had high expectations going in. I am glad to say that this book lived up to them and more.

I loved Willa! Her voice was distinctive, unique, and refreshing. She was sensitive, intelligent, spunky, and very loyal to her father and friends. Her relationship with her father unravels in this one as he falls head over heels in love with a movie star and she pretty much monopolizes his life. Willa has no clue because her father has kept her in the dark (I seriously wanted to throttle him) and overnight her world completely tilts on its axis. She is floundering and feeling insecure and concerned that her father is going to get his heart trampled on again.

Enter the divine, supremely hot, Finn, son of said movie star and all round good guy. He tries his best to help Willa adjust to her new life but she thinks he’s making fun of her and she’s somewhat intimidated by his good looks and his confidence and the simmering attraction she feels for him.

I love me some teen angst and drama and this book delivered in spades.

I really enjoyed the world created in this series and I (naturally) love that Willa is a writer. All the characters are really well crafted and I’m interested/invested in all of them.

The writing is brilliant, the pacing was perfect, and I adored the dual POV. There was a decent amount of witty banter, amidst serious moments, and frivolous scenes. I was a tad disappointed there was no sneaky kissing going on but given how the book ends (and the fact that I have the next installment of their love story on my Kindle to read) I know there is plenty more mileage to come from this couple.

Overall, this was a fantastic read and one I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

Thanks to Entangled for providing a review copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Review: Wait For It (Everything I Left Unsaid #4) by Molly O’Keefe

Title: Wait For It
Author: Molly O’Keefe
Series: Everything I Left Unsaid #4
Rating: 3.75 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
In a blistering novel of raw emotion and desire, a tormented woman teaches an alpha male that money can’t fix everything . . . but love can.

Tiffany : After fighting for a new life, I don’t want to play the victim anymore. However, with three kids to raise, I’m getting desperate enough to make a deal with the devil. My estranged brother-in-law, Blake, says he just wants to help, but he’s been trouble since I met him. I don’t know if I can believe this kinder, gentler Blake, and there’s a friction between us that has turned into the sweetest chemistry. He could be my salvation . . . or my downfall.

Blake : I haven’t always had Tiffany’s best interests at heart but I’m ready to make up for my sins. Besides, I can’t help admiring her: The girl’s a genuine survivor, tough and lean, with eyes of steel. But the more I get to know Tiffany, the more I want her. Every inch of her. Which means I’m about to make a bad situation a hell of a lot worse.

My Review:
A heartfelt enemies-to-lovers story and a great addition to this superb series.

Having read the first two books in this series, and already connecting with Tiffany, I was really looking forward to getting stuck into this book. Tiffany and Annie bonded over their abusive relationships, their strength, and their determination to survive. Annie got her HEA with Dylan Daniels in the first two books so now it’s Tiffany’s moment in time.

Tiffany was trapped in an abusive marriage to Phil and she bore him three children. They are her entire world and she’d do anything to protect them including making a deal with the devil a.k.a her harsh, cold brother-in-law Blake. Tiffany took his money and ran with her kids, determined to start over with them in a new place. But when Phil reappears on the scene she has no choice but to flee and ends up running into Blake at one of the lowest points in her life.

When Blake first met Tiffany he thought she was a gold digger and that she was in on some scam with his delinquent brother, but he begins to realize he was wrong. Tiffany is running scared from Phil and Blake understands that he needs to step in and clean up his brother’s mess again. In doing so, he starts spending more and more time with Tiffany and gradually they fall for one another.

One of the things I adored about the first few books was the gritty drama, anguishing heartache, and the complexity of the characters. While we got that in this book it wasn’t quite up to the same standard as the earlier books and, in particular, I felt like Blake’s character development could have been explored a bit more. The transition from enemies to lovers came too quickly and I struggled to buy into the romance.

Tiffany is a superb character and I greatly admired her resilience and her strength. I wanted her to have a HEA because she has had so much pain and suffering in her life. I loved the addition of her kids and they added something magical to the story. I also adored the glimpses we got of Dylan and Annie and was so happy they were in a good place.

Overall, this was a very decent read and it’s a good addition to a superb series even if it didn’t quite match the brilliance of the first two books. As an aside, I didn’t read the third book as I had no interest in Max and Joan. You can totally read this book as a standalone and it works because the story isn’t reliant on the other stories and characterization is solid.

I love Molly’s writing style and she’s a very accomplished writer. Told in dual POV, the voice is strong and unique and there was never any confusion over who was narrating.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book as supplied by the publisher via Netgalley. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Actual 3.75 stars.

Review: Till Death by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Happy book birthday to Till Death by Jennifer L. Armentrout!

Title: Till Death
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: standalone
Rating: 4 stars
Genres: Romantic Suspense/ Mystery
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Blurb:
In New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s gripping new novel, a young woman comes home to reclaim her life—even as a murderer plots to end it. . .

It’s been ten years since Sasha Keaton left her West Virginia hometown . . . since she escaped the twisted serial killer known as the Groom. Returning to help run her family inn means being whole again, except for one missing piece. The piece that falls into place when Sasha’s threatened—and FBI agent Cole Landis vows to protect her the way he couldn’t a decade ago.

First one woman disappears; then another, and all the while, disturbing calling cards are left for the sole survivor of the Groom’s reign of terror. Cole’s never forgiven himself for not being there when Sasha was taken, but he intends to make up for it now . . . because under the quirky sexiness Cole first fell for is a steely strength that only makes him love Sasha more.

But someone is watching. Waiting. And Sasha’s first mistake could be her last.

My Review:
A gripping suspenseful read with a fantastic romance to boot, Till Death is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

I was very intrigued to read this book as it’s a new departure for Jennifer Armentrout and I was interested to see how she would pull it off. Well, my reigning fave author has just proven she can turn her hand to any genre and deliver a knock-out story.

Sasha fled her hometown ten years ago in the aftermath of a hideous kidnapping at the hands of the serial killer known as The Groom. She left behind a mother and a boyfriend she loved and started a new life away from all the horrific memories. But she returns home to the Inn she has always dreamed of running and things pretty much pick up where they left off. Her college boyfriend is now hot FBI agent Cole Landis and his reappearance in her life the minute she shows up in town tells you all you need to know. Their romance was cut short due to her ordeal ten years ago and it’s obvious both of them never forgot the other.

Any fans of JLA that are worried about lack of romance – let me reassure you, you will not be disappointed. Cole and Sasha are an amazing couple and their chemistry is electrifying. They reconnect slowly but surely and it was an integral part of the plot. Cole feels like he let Sasha down ten years ago so he’s determined to protect her this time. And, boy, does she need it because strange things are happening around her and women are missing, and it’s clear that she is being targeted again.

Cole is one of the best book boyfriends Jennifer has written. He was suave, charismatic, intelligent, protective, hot, loyal, and I could add so much more but you get the gist. I loved him, and he was quite a different male character for Jen to write which I appreciated. Sasha was a great heroine. She was strong and brave despite all she had been through. I also loved her mother.

JLA perfectly blends the romance with the suspense and everything builds to an explosive climactic scene that was superbly written. I had chills all over reading the last few chapters.

The only reason this is a four-star review is the fact that I guessed the who and the why early on (like ridiculously early on) and it dented my enjoyment. I was hoping I was wrong but as more clues were dropped I knew I was right. While one part of me was mentally high-fiving myself for figuring it out so early, another part of me hated that it was so predictable (to me anyway.) Now, if you don’t read a lot of romantic suspense or mystery/thrillers I don’t think you will work it out, but I spent years reading thrillers/crime novels and one of the reasons I stopped reading them was because it was too easy to work out the plot twists and that was the case with Till Death. That doesn’t detract from the fact this is a very well-written book with a decent plot, perfect pacing, great world building, and complex characterization.

Overall, I can say this was a great read and mean it, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to Jennifer’s fans or fans of romantic suspense.

I’d like to thank the author and her assistant for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Review: Lucas (Preston Brothers #1) by Jay McLean

Title: Lucas
Author: Jay McLean
Series: Preston Brothers #1
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: Young Adult Romance
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Blurb:
In a sprint, every millisecond counts.
When you’re waiting for love, those milliseconds can feel like eons.

High school senior Lucas Preston has it all: star of the track team, a scholarship waiting for him, an apartment to himself and a revolving door of girlfriends. He also has an older sister, five younger brothers and a father who relies on him to make sure those brothers don’t kill each other.
His saving grace? Lois “Laney” Sanders, a girl he started to fall in like with when he was just eleven.
A girl who became his best friend, his confidant, his courage.

It took only sixteen clicks and eight seconds for Lucas to realize that his like for Laney had turned into love.
Eight life-changing seconds.
It’s also the exact length of time it took to lose her.

My Review:
Another superb read from an author who is easily a one-click fav at this stage. Having recently devoured the More Than series, and suffering from the worst book hangover after it ended (still grieving) I was delighted to discover this new spin-off series. While you can most definitely read this as a standalone I would highly recommend reading the More Than series first.

This story is light and dark, humorous, romantic, and heartbreaking all at the same time. Jay got the balance bang on and it was lighthearted while being serious in the places where it needed to be serious.

I felt for Lucas. I really did. He nearly left it too late to salvage the relationship with the love of his life. He was a total jackass to Laney (Lois) until he woke up and realized what he had done. I ADORED how he waited patiently for her. It would’ve been easy to slip back into old habits, but he didn’t, showing how much he had matured. I do think he had blinkers on as I figured out what was going on but it added to the drama and the tension.

Laney is a great character and my heart bled for her. I knew what was happening and I prayed that she would have the strength to walk away. She did.

The scenes toward the end were stupendous. Edge of the seat heartbreak but so powerful. I’m also glad that therapy was involved because I always feel it’s important to include it in books that explore such sensitive subjects, even if books are only meant to be fictional and entertaining.

Extremely well written and evenly paced. Jay can do no wrong in my book.

All in all, this was a great read and a superb start to his new series. I love all the Preston boys especially Leo and Logan and I can’t wait to read their books. I hope I don’t have to wait too long.

Review: More Than Enough (More Than #5) by Jay McLean

More Than Enough Title: More Than Enough
Author: Jay McLean
Series: More Than #5
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
There’s no emotion greater than fear.
No ache greater than grief.
No sound greater than silence.
***
I’m grateful he showed up on my doorstep,
pissed off and angry at the world.
If he hadn’t, I wouldn’t be here.
And I don’t just mean here on this journey with him.
I mean here, in this world.
*
I wonder what events in all our lives—hers included—are The Turning Points? The points where we all determine that the fear of our pasts and the uncertainty of our futures are greater than our need for happiness.
Here.
Now.
While time and everything around us stands unmoving… who’s to say we can’t have it all?
***
We wanted it all.
We wanted it with each other.
We thrived on the chaos we created.
And ignored the Mayhem that ensued.
Because falling in love was easy.
But sometimes, love isn’t enough.

My Review:
After each book in this series, I gush buckets and I say this was the best one yet, and I think the next one just can’t live up to that. But here’s the thing – they do! Each book is better and better than the last (if that’s not an oxymoron) and More Than Enough was no exception.

Dillon has been the quietest of the boys but he has always intrigued me. In this book, we get to peel back the layers and meet the messed-up boy who doesn’t feel like he’s good enough. He soars, he stumbles, and then he gets back up on his feet, and I was with him every step of the way. I felt his pain, his joy, his heartache, his longing, his self-loathing, his desire to do the right thing. Man, Jay Mc Lean can really make you FEEL when you read her books. Emotional development is strong and multi-layered.

Riley is a broken mess when Dillon first finds her and I loved how he nurtured her back to life. But what I really loved was how she returned the favor when he needed her and how they saved each other. It was such a powerful message.

This book contains all the ingredients I’ve come to know and love about Jay’s writing and it sucked me in and devoured me whole. The entire time, while I was salivating over every page, I was also shedding tears because I did not want it to end.

If you enjoy well-written angsty-dramatic YA/NA contemporary romance then you need to read this series. It’s superb.

So sad it’s over but happy we have the Preston Brothers spin-off to take off the edge.

Thanks for hours of fab entertainment, Jay. Definitely a one-click author for me now.

Review: Coast (Kick Push #2) by Jay McLean

Coast Title:Coast
Author: Jay McLean
Series: Kick Push #2
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance/ sports
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Blurb:
One life-changing summer.
One boy.
The boy.
The boy who offered me safe touches and heart-stopping smiles – smiles he shared with his son.
We filled our days with porch-step kisses,
filled our ears with laughter,
filled our hearts with love.
Deep, soul-aching, desperate love.
But love is misleading.
It’s an invisible, fleeting moment.
Somewhere between false adoration and pure hatred comes an emotion, a vulnerable need, a single desire.
It lives within the ones who miss it, who crave it,
who know better than to expect it.
Love is relentless.
Even when that love turns to hate, turns to loathing,
turns to pain.
Love should heal you.
But it can also break you.
Believe me, I know…
Because I’m Becca Owens – a broken girl…
…And he’s Josh Warden – the boy who broke me.

My Review:
What a fantastic conclusion to Becca and Josh’s story. I loved it from the first heart-shattering page until the last blissfully happy one!

If you haven’t read the first book you shouldn’t read this review as it contains mild spoilers.

Josh has the skateboarding career he always dreamed of but he’s lost the love of his life. Even though he and Becca are no longer together, he hasn’t stopped thinking about her and he’s incapable of moving on. She was his one true forever and no one can replace her in his heart.

Becca is trying to forge a new path in life and she’s connected with her dad, she’s in college, and she is doing some volunteer work but Josh is never far from her thoughts.

In this book, Jay explores that often fine line between love and hate. Becca hates Josh for what he said and did but she also still loves him and she hates that. Everyone is telling her to steer clear of Josh but when the heart wants….

My heart broke for little Tommy in this book as he called out for My Becca. It was good to see his family situation improve with his mom and her fiance playing a role as well as grandma.

Events toward the end of the book were so sad but ultimately it ends up on a happy note. I really enjoyed how Josh and Becca’s love story spanned so many years. It gives truth to the notion that timing has to be right for things to fall into place. Both needed time to heal within themselves and to discover who they really were and what they wanted in life before they could make a commitment to one another. That epilogue was pure perfection and I’ll happily admit that I cried. It was beautiful. I’m really sad to see another one of Jay’s series ends and wish I could scrub out my brain and re-read all her books from scratch because her books are absolutely amazing and totally my kind of read.

Review: More Than Forever (More Than #4) by Jay McLean

More Than ForeverTitle: More Than Forever
Author: Jay McLean
Series: More Than #4
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
-LUCY-
There is a love so fierce it cannot be measured.
A heart so strong it will never slow.
There is a promise so sure it can never lie.
He promised me that love forever.
Even when it wasn’t enough.

-CAMERON-
Forever. Everlasting. Eternal.
There is no measure of time.
No sounds of the ticking of a clock.
Just the rising and falling of the sun.
And our own sense of forever.

But our forever isn’t always.

My Review:
Initial Thoughts: Oh my God, Cameron!!!! He’s so amazing and this book was EPIC. Loving this series.

Full Review:

This series is amazing and so addictive and I’m loving it but I don’t want it to end either. I didn’t think I could love another couple in this series as much as I love Amanda and Logan, but Cameron and Lucy stole my heart too.

Cameron is the most amazing book boyfriend ever. He has been there for Lucy from the very start and he has never faltered in his love. This book spans a few years and covers some of the same timeframe as the other books but this is all fresh content and it was like reading another story. I loved seeing all the other characters, but it was Lucy and Cam who stole the show.

Family and friendships are pivotal to this series and it’s that along with the fab writing, complex characters, angsty drama, emotional relationships, humorous, witty banter and scorching romantic scenes that make this one of my favorite series.

Cameron and Luce hit a few speed bumps and it tore my heart in two but they are always there for one another and it ends on such a happy note. I adored meeting all of Lucy’s brothers and I look forward to reading the spin-off series soon.

In summary, another fantastic read from Jay Mc Lean and another stellar instalment in this magical series.