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The Best of Me

(Hope Valley #3)

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  1,213 ratings  ·  157 reviews
It wasn’t hard for Nona Fanning to fall for Trick. He was strong, kind-hearted, loyal, and unbelievably handsome. He was the man of her dreams, and all it took was one night to give her a taste of the beauty he had to offer. But while she’d been opening her heart to him, he’d kept his under lock and key.

After Patrick “Trick” Wanderly’s wife left him, ripping away their pic
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Patrick (Trick) Wanderly has just come out of a bad marriage – his wife loved playing her games and kept him on tether hooks thinking she would come back to him – instead he received divorce papers. A cause for celebration from what information the author gives us of his now ex-wife, but alas at the end of book two and the start of this one he is in a funk mourning what he thought his marriage was. The ex-wife in this reminded me of one/or more of the exes in Kristen Ashley’s books, just can’t r ...more
3 * rounded up because finally a safe one from this author!

This was a pretty good example of what this author could deliver if she left out the manwhore and the spineless h's which she usually seems to love.

This series is very reminiscent of the Burg series by KA and the main reason I sometimes give this author another try is her similarities to KA's writing style from the chin lifting Alpha hero to the "honey" and "handsome" endearments. I read book 1, wasn't a fan, skipped book 2 and then trie
Fiona Fog
This is my new favourite from the Hope Valley series. I’ve read everything Jessica has released and it’s always exciting when she has a new book.

These couples have me invested in their lives, hell the whole town has me. The continuity of the stories have been spot on and once you start you don’t want it to end.

Nona has always admired Trick. Seeing him around town he’s certainly not hard on the eyes. Watching this man and seeing him interact with his family fills her with a longing, one where s
Nona Fanning has watched Patrick "Trick" Wanderly from afar, he had the marriage that every woman dreams of doting on his wife and standing proud as a father of two. Nona resolved herself that she would never have a man like that and after failed marriage she truly believes she will never have that. That is until Trick's marriage dissolves and after some time has passed they share a moment, the problem is Trick doesn't realize that he was letting the woman who could become everything to him slip ...more
Apr 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This series just keeps getting better & better!! LOVE Trick & Nona & their blended family!!

Trick takes a little time to get his head outta his butt, of course. Once he does, tho, he is ALL IN and ALL ALPHA and it's a great sight to see! I love that they both are very protective of each other & their kids, all 4 of them. They blend their families together in a real and honest way.

I highly enjoy this author's writing style in this series. The pacing, cadence, characters, story lines - everything
Bookgasms Book Blog
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: missy
Oh my... I’m still trying to cool down from the amazing, sexy, swoony, hot AF chemistry between Trick and Nona!! Wowza!

I knew from the brief snippets of them in the other books in this fantastic Hope Valley series, that the romance between Trick and Nona would be epic and it truly was!

I loved how they both needed to get over the pain of their past relationships. That they both needed to truly realize that they were ready for more—ready to be loved and cherished like they deserved. And man oh ma
***5 ‘Baking’ Stars***

I swear, with each book in this series I fall further and further in love with the inhabitants of Hope Valley ~ well, most of them anyways. The small town feel, the unique and fascinating characters all make the romance between the MC’s a lot more fun and interesting, which in turn made it so easy to get lost in the story and not want to leave it when there were no more words to read.

I adored Trick and Nona. Trick is a really, really good man. He loves his family, frien
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loving this Hope Valley series & it keeps getting better as we get to know everyone. Trick & Nona's story was a beautiful story of two divorce parents coming together to create something beautiful.
I love that Jessica Prince has a little bit of everything in her stories - angst, sweet, steaming hot with a side of suspense & drama.
Nancy Metsch
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hope Valley has become my favorite series by Jessica
Each book just blows me away. There's alot of romance mixed with drama and then add intense drama and that right there is what makes Hope Valley a great place to visit.
This book is Trick and Nona's. Now let me just say that I think Nona is the best female character Jessica has written. She's all Sass with a heart of gold and nothing but lot of love for her kids. Tristen and Blyth.
Trick is all man. A detective in Hope Valley. Just knowing th
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

Jessica Prince has once again slayed this entire freaking series with the all-new third book in Hope Valley and oh my gosh y'all! I promise you are sooooooo not going to be prepared or expecting Trick and Nona's journey in any way at all (this is really good!) but gosh was it worth every little moment.

Packed with heart, heat, passion, and a touch of danger... The Best of Me was a beautiful, emotional, intense, steamy, sweet, relatable, down to earth, unputdownable "second chance at love"
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Best Series!

I can't find words to rightfully explain, but every time I think about this series, I feel blissful and my starts to warm.

This is one of the series I've ever read, and I can't even wait for the next books.

I don't know what kind of magic this author does, but evey time I read her books, I'm filled with hapinness and love.

I miss her books when I'm not reading, and I love them when I start one of her amazing stories.

And since page one, you can't help but love her characters, who ar
Peggy M
4,5 stars

‘The best of me’ is the third book in the ‘Hope Valley’ series. Just like the previous books in this series, I enjoyed this story very much. This series is becoming one of my favourite ones and I’m sure that I will reread them in the future.

This story is about Trick and Nona, both are divorced and both have two children. Another thing that they have in common is that they gave their previous partner their all but it didn’t save their marriage or made their ex-partners love them more. B
Marlena Salinas
May 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ok y'all... I don't dole out 5⭐ recommendations lightly, a book really has to move me emotionally to earn it from me. So, I'm going out on a limb here in stating that this might be the best written, most realistic single parent romance I've ever read! I really enjoyed the other books in this series (Side note: you don't have to read them before this one), but this one here knocks it out of the park! I knew I was gonna love Nona's story once we got it, but I didn't realize how much. This story... ...more
Tracy  C
May 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
I loved Nona and Trick and all their kids! Jessica Prince writes such great romance and I love that this series is slightly older couples. The only reason this isn't a 5 star from me is the excessive use of endearments. I love a well placed "baby" or "honey", but I felt like there was 3 or 4 on each page.
Apr 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I wanna move to Hope Valley!!! Full review to follow
Izzie d
May 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sweet story.
Both divorced.
Ex drama on both sides.
No intimate scenes with anyone other than the Hero and heroine.
No cheating.
Breadcrumbs dropped for future books in series and updates of previous characters from previous books.
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I continue to gobble up absolutely everything that Jessica Prince writes. There's just something about her characters, her storyline that have me diving right in and not coming up for air until the end.

Nona, I absolutely adore her and I think I have since her first appearance in this series. She is just one of those characters that you can see yourself being friends with for life. I especially love her approach to motherhood and how she raises them. Her personality and her approach to life just
April Symes
The Best of Me by Jessica Prince is full of action, feels, romance, drama, passion and heat. Nona and Trick's romance took book 3 to awhole another level- it was so phenomenal!!! The chemistry and connection between the main leads in this story is off the charts intense and amazing. Trick and Nona's love story continues to just have me loving this book and it is now my favorite in the series. Nona and Trick's romance got off to a rocky start but soon it was all good and things went from sour to ...more
Jill S (Love Affair With Fiction)
Ahhhhh I have been dying to know more about Nona since this series started and Jessica did not let us down. I now want to be her friend even more! Plus Nona does some kickass baking whenever she is stressed - seriously, the best kinda friend to have!
Trick and Nona are both divorced parents (divorced from other people, not each other!) I loved watching their relationships with their children. How they made sure their needs were put first. Their lives were an integral part of this story. And when
Lulu Dumonceaux
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What an incredible book! I think this might be my favorite in the series but they all have been so great! Nona and Trick start off hot and then Trick stumbles a little. The journey back is so heartwarming. I love how genuine and strong Nona is and tenacious and charming Trick becomes. Their kids are awesome and so important to the story. I absolutely love the girls and all the guys as they play major roles in both Nona and Trick's lives. Trouble is looming again in Hope Valley but Trick is keepi ...more
Jennifer D.
May 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I swear I say this after each one in this series but this one is my favorite! I LOVE Trick and Nona! Their chemistry is off the charts and you can tell they care deeply about each other from the start. I love all the little things they do for each other. They are the sweetest! And their kids are awesome! I loved watching their families become one. I didn't want it to end!

A review copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
May 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 star

It was so good to visit Hope Valley again with all my favorite charachters. With each book i fall in love with this series all over again. Trick and Nona's story was so good. Oh to have a man like that call me beautiful. Swoon. I love that Nona had such a good heart, but also independent and a great mother bear! Both of them love their children something fierce. I enjoyed how their story blossomed. I couldn't put it down. Jessica Prince brought us a fresh, wonderful story and again with a
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of this book

Jessica prince is the queen of small town romance books! This is the couple I had been waiting for. I fell for both individual characters in out of my league, during come back home again I was hoping something would happen with this couple. And this book...oh my heart...this book was EVERYTHING!!!! You truly see Nona's strength, her take no crap from anyone attitude. You see Tricks perseverance. And together...oh... together they are beautiful. This couple is my fav
Jun 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
I am getting addicted to this series and their small-town love affair. Hopping to Cord’s book now.
Lynn Reynolds
Nona Fanning is a single parent that still hopes she’ll find her better half. Patrick “Trick” Wanderly seems to let his conscience get the better of him. This may be a story of a second chance at love but our author shows how frustrating ex’s can be – I’m sure there are a lot of people out there that feel the same. Ms. Prince also takes a chance on creating main characters that are a little older – and I don’t mean those that are close to retirement.

You may not get it right the first time but is
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Best of Me- so so good!! Trick and Nina- amazing! And Jessica Prince gives readers all the feels!! There is drama and romance and real feelings and I just wanted more and more!
I love Nina strength and her knowing what she wants. And Trick- love watching him grow. I love their story! Their friends add so much and this is just another great book in the Hope Valley series!!
Jenn the Readaholic
I’d been waiting for Nona to get her decent man and second chance at the good life, and Trick didn’t disappoint. Sure, he broke her already cracked heart at first, but he knew from the second the first piece of her heart fell that he had to make it right because HE didn’t feel right without her. Trick manages to drag Nona from barely-acquaintances to friends to lovers to HEA masterfully and definitely put in the work to prove that Nona is all he needs and wants for the rest of his life. There wa ...more
Nightbird Novels
May 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
4.5 Stars

Wynona "Nona" Fanning has a big crush on Trick, who happens to not only be her good friend but also the best man she knows. And although her feelings for him run deep, she would never make a move on a man so recently divorced who hasn't yet moved on. But, her plans to stay away become impossible the second she finds herself in his strong and determined arms... 

Patrick “Trick” Wanderly made the worst decision ever when it comes to Nona. A beautiful and genuine woman like her didn't deser
May 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Hope Valley series a small town series that's quite likable and the characters are older so the plots are not the usual theme .Plus the characters are interesting personalities all different. Nona is a single mom and salon owner, Eden's best friend. Trick is a single dad cop and Hayes' partner. Nona and Trick had inklings way back at the start and they had a rocky start. From then on a gap formed and they just circled each other, it took some communication and a lot manning up on Trick's par ...more
Cheryl O'Harney
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Title: The Best of Me (Hope Valley #3)
Author: Jessica Prince
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️➕

ARC received in return for an honest review.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again this series just keeps getting better and better, The Best of Me is Nona and Trick’s story of finding love again with one another and I have to say it’s my favourite one in the series (so far).

Nona and Trick know each other through mutual friends and their partners they’re both single, Trick more recently
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Born and raised around Houston, Jessica is a self proclaimed caffeine addict, connoisseur of inexpensive wine, and the worst driver in the state of Texas. In addition to being all of these things, she’s first and foremost a wife and mom.
Growing up, she shared her mom and grandmother’s love of reading. But where they leaned toward murder mysteries, Jessica was obsessed with all things romance.

Other books in the series

Hope Valley (8 books)
  • Out of My League (Hope Valley, #1)
  • Come Back Home Again (Hope Valley, #2)
  • Wrong Side of the Tracks (Hope Valley #4)
  • Stay With Me (Hope Valley Book 5)
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