Slow and Steady Rush was a good read, although it took me a little while to get into it. I never really connected with the characters enough to fall iSlow and Steady Rush was a good read, although it took me a little while to get into it. I never really connected with the characters enough to fall in love with them, but I did find Robbie and Darcy and the rest of the town of Falcon endearing enough to continue the series. I can’t really pinpoint what exactly was missing for me. Darcy and Robbie were pretty hot together and there were some really sweet moments, but I think parts of the book really kind of dragged for me. I wanted a little more romance and a little less misunderstanding/lack of communication fake dating with a side of benefits.
I also think I needed a little more character background and development. We know bits and pieces about Darcy and Robbie and their past. Robbie’s past has some pretty harsh moments, but that was his time before the Army. We don’t really get a whole lot of detail about his time there, except that he served with Darcy’s cousin, read her letters and his dog Avery was injured saving his life. I wanted to learn a little more about that time cause I’m sure it affected him immensely.
I would have liked to also learn a little more about Darcy’s time in Atlanta. We know she hates Falcon because of how the town saw her due to her mom. I kind of would have liked that to be elaborated on a little. Maybe by some of the older folks in Falcon and not just the people that were the same age as Darcy. I really liked Darcy’s grandmother and I really appreciated the steps she took to help Darcy figure out what she wanted in life.
I look forward to reading more in the series. I liked a lot of the secondary characters and it’ll be interesting to see how things progress for them. I hope that we get to see more of Darcy and Robbie in future books. I always like to follow up on couples from previous books.
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Every time I read a book by Kristen Proby, I feel like I am intruding on the lives of real people. That might be because I so desperately wish they weEvery time I read a book by Kristen Proby, I feel like I am intruding on the lives of real people. That might be because I so desperately wish they were real so they could be my friends. But it’s also because Kristen is such a fantastic writer. I immediately fell in love with Gabby and Rhys. We met them both briefly in Easy Love and I couldn’t wait to get to their story. Although, I also feel like that about Declan, Beau, Charly and Savannah because I love the Boudreaux family.
From the moment these two met, the sparks between them were impossible to ignore. I loved watching them slowly fall for each other and give in to the physical temptation and then the emotional one. Rhys is a dirty talking, sweetheart that makes panties melt and hearts swoon. Gabby is a strong, yet vulnerable single mother who is the baby of her over protective family, but doesn’t let them treat her like she’s weak. She stands up for herself and speaks her mind, which is absolutely awesome. And her little boy Sam is absolutely adorable and respectful. He was a great addition to the story.
This book was perfect; light and fun, yet full of hotness and heart swelling romance. I love that there was a mention of Leo Nash in this book. It always makes me smile when she mentions characters from her other series. Kristen Proby is a must buy for me every time. I want to live in her head with all of her amazing characters. I cannot wait for Declan’s book this fall. In the meantime, I’ll just keep thinking about Rhys, my new favorite baseball player. ...more
I don’t really know what to say about this book. I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t completely like it either. I read it because it fit a challenge on GooI don’t really know what to say about this book. I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t completely like it either. I read it because it fit a challenge on Goodreads and because I had book two in the series from Netgalley. It was a quick, easy read, but nothing all that exciting. I didn’t particularly like any of the characters, except maybe Sam. Everyone else seemed super phony and unrealistic. I especially didn’t like the epilogue. It was weird and really didn’t fit the book at all. Especially given how conservative everyone in the book seemed to be....more
I know whenever I pick up a book by Hadley Quinn, I’m going to get more than just a great reading experience. Her books are filled with feelings and dI know whenever I pick up a book by Hadley Quinn, I’m going to get more than just a great reading experience. Her books are filled with feelings and deeper messages that tug at the heartstrings. When I realized that this book was going to be 100% from the male leads point of view, I was curious to see if I would connect with the story as much as I usually did. I shouldn’t have been worried though because I connected with Matt and then some. There was something so real and raw about getting to the nitty gritty of a man’s feelings. I was a little turned off by Matt in the beginning, I felt like he was a teeny bit whiney, but then his strength started to show through and I really started to like him.
From page to page, I didn’t know what to expect from this book. I thought the story was going to go one way and then it shifted, then I thought it was going to go another way and Hadley shifted the story again. This book was a great ride from beginning to end and I was presently surprised by how much I loved this book. I knew I’d like it, but I had no idea how much it would resonate with me. This book was a surprise and a revelation and I’m so glad that I got a chance to read it. ...more