As with all of Jennifer Ryan’s books that I’ve read, she does a superb job of telling a story with the perfect mix of emotion and suspense. I was intrAs with all of Jennifer Ryan’s books that I’ve read, she does a superb job of telling a story with the perfect mix of emotion and suspense. I was intrigued by Ford from previous books. I could already tell that he was deeply hurt by something from his past. Then I found out that Jamie had PTSD (something always close to my heart)? I was a goner for this book!
Usually I am all head over heels for the hero in books, but Jamie, for me, took center stage. As I mentioned above, I have a soft spot for characters with PTSD. I don’t know what exactly it is that touches my heart with it, but it calls to my soul and I always have gravitate to the characters who struggle with it. Jennifer Ryan shows her depth of PTSD and her fantastic writing skills in this story. There were times I was feeling Jamie’s struggles like they were my own. I love when I can deeply connect with a character.
Ford was just what Jamie needed in this time of her life. He knew what he’d lost when he let her go all those years ago and didn’t want to make that foolish mistake again. I thoroughly loved watching him interact with Jamie. He knew just what she needed for him to get close again. And bless his heart for still loving her. He is the perfect compliment to Jamie.
There were times in the story where the suspense had me freaking out for our characters. Most of the time I have a general idea about what will happen in a book, but there were a few times I was questioning if they were going to be okay. Even though it stressed me out, I loved it!
I cannot recommend enough of Jennifer Ryan’s novels. They pull you in with some of the best writing and developed characters you will see, hook you with some great romance, and keep you reading late into the night with the suspense....more
I think Lauren Layne is an alien. It's the only way to explain how every book of hers that I'veRead an exclusive excerpt on Redheads Review It Better
I think Lauren Layne is an alien. It's the only way to explain how every book of hers that I've read is nothing short of 5 stars. LOVE STORY is her next addicting read. I will admit that first person POV is not my favorite thing to read, but Lauren Layne makes it painless to read.
There was much angst to be had at the beginning of this one, but I think it was justified from our characters' past. Poor Lucy (I freaking love that name) and Reese have had a falling out in their past that tore them apart, and neither has forgiven the other. I felt for Lucy, but my heart was holding onto Reese extra tight. He didn't have the best people in his past, so he was my favorite type of hero...a damaged one. When I say damaged, he wasn't a jerk or back boy or anything along those lines. He was a wonderful guy in our glimpses of Lucy and Reese growing up. And I have to say how much I enjoyed those flashbacks. They were quite enjoyable.
I really enjoyed the way the story progressed. It didn't feel rushed or like the characters fell into insta-love. You could feel the love that Reese and Lucy still felt for each other. There were a few times when one would say something to the other that would make me wince, but love isn't always neatly wrapped up in a bow. It's full of challenges and people make mistakes. Our characters' real world feel was quite refreshing. And I have to give a shoutout to Lucy and Reese being from Virginia. I don't get to see stories set in my state very often. :)
Anyone who knows me know I love a good Erin Nicholas story. And if you follow me and haven't read anything by Erin yet, I have to ask...what are you wAnyone who knows me know I love a good Erin Nicholas story. And if you follow me and haven't read anything by Erin yet, I have to ask...what are you waiting for????
I was looking forward to reading Maya. She is one tough female with a geeky soul. I don't think there is enough heroines in the books I read that have their likes more aligned with superheroes and video games (shoutout to Kiera in Completely Yours). It's a refreshing little additive to a great story. Things in Maya's past have shaped her into the person she is today. Throughout the book, we get a clear understanding that she is someone who likes to help people any way she can. It's ingrained in her bones. So it was not a surprise that she was attracted to Alex. Yes he was pretty different, but their base morals were the same.
Alex was a wonderful character. I love the really tough guys, but there are book boyfriends that come along and they are just a typical male and capture my heart just being who they are. Alex's medical condition combined with his childhood experiences and his love for his newly discovered daughter showed me that he is has a good soul. His medical condition was an interesting thing to learn about and something that is practically never written about in romance books because, well, it's not romantic. But it is an aspect of real life that I appreciated.
You won't go wrong digging into this story. (I recommend starting with Completely Yours first, because, well, it rocks.) I just want you to know something imperative before you dive in...you'll get sucked in and want to read all of Erin's backlist! :)...more