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This Love Hurts #3

And I Love You the Most

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An epic tale of both betrayal and all-consuming love...
Marcus, the villain.
Cody Walsh, the FBI agent who knows too much.
And Delilah, the lawyer caught in between.

This is the third and final book in the This Love Hurts trilogy.

183 pages, Kindle Edition

Published February 9, 2021

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W. Winters

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Willow started writing after having her little girl, Evie, December 2015. All during her pregnancy with Evie she continued to read and she only wanted to read romance. She was reading a book a day — sometimes two.

In January 2016 Willow was staying up late with Evie and just thinking of all these stories. They came to her constantly so she finally sat down and just started writing. She always wanted to do it so she figured, why not? Today Willow cannot be happier for making that decision!

Merciless World

A Kiss to Tell



All He’ll Ever Be

A Kiss To Keep

A Single Glance
A Single Kiss
A Single Touch

Hard to Love
Desperate to Touch
Tempted to Kiss
Easy to Fall

Merciless World Spin Off

It’s Our Secret

Standalone Novels:
Forget Me Not

Sins and Secrets Duets:
Imperfect (Imperfect Duet book 1)
Unforgiven (Imperfect Duet book 2)

Damaged (Damaged Duet book 1)
Scarred (Damaged Duet book 2)

Standalone Novels:
All I Want is a Kiss
Tell Me To Stay
Second Chance
Knocking Boots
Promise Me
Burned Promises
Forsaken, cowritten with B. B. Hamel

Don’t Let Go
Deepen The Kiss
Kisses and Wishes

Valetti Crime Family Series:
Dirty Dom
His Hostage
Rough Touch
Cuffed Kiss
Bad Boy 

Highest Bidder Series,
cowritten with Lauren Landish:

Bad Boy Standalones,
cowritten with Lauren Landish:

Happy reading and best wishes,
Willow xx

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February 9, 2021
ღ Holy cow!!! This book is just Spectacular!!
And I Love You the Most, book three, is the epic conclusion in this darkly provocative, woven tale.
Marcus, Delilah and Cody.

First and foremost, this isn’t a standalone read!
If you enjoy reading a good triangle! You’ll find withing these pages Delilah, Marcus & Cody stories. You’ll also find murder, intrigue, suspense, betrayal, desperation, angst, chemistry, twists & turns. All has been revealed in this epic conclusion

From the previous book, we learn the mysterious Marcus shows us his dark past & his present & his identity is finally revealed. We learn what has made him the way he is. The story behind the man in the shadows that knows all.

In this book we will find out more about Cody & the things he did to get where he is now. You know that Willow will slowly unfolding Cody’s story!

📚 Hope you enjoy this read & also always keep in mind this is just my opinion+ Also I wouldn’t never discourage anyone from reading this book.

➦* Note: ARC kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review. This has not influenced my review!

Happy Reading --- Enjoy ……. Paulette Review

This Love Hurts trilogy

The first book belonged to Delilah. . This Love Hurts 7-14-20
The second to Marcus. But I Need You . 10-20-20
The third is Cody’s … And I Love You the Most ,. 2-9-21
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535 reviews96 followers
February 9, 2021
“Never did I play the part of damsel in distress. This isn’t a fairytale; my princes lie and cheat and kill. They hide in dark corners and play vicious games with violent men.”

The final leg of Marcus, Delilah and Cody’s story and I am so sad to see it go. I have been waiting for what feels like a lifetime and boy was that worth it. This book is epic and a rollercoaster of all the emotions. I truly don’t wanna say too much just because I don’t wanna give anything away. But I will say is that you will be taken on a ride of your life, going about 150 miles per hour and not be let go until the end. I honestly couldn’t get enough and really didn’t want this book to end or put it down at all. I was truly biting my nails off until the last page. My heart broke for Marcus, Delilah and Cody. Not once, not twice, but multiple times throughout this book. It was absolutely heartbreaking at times. Wow. It was just an amazing book from beginning to end. What a stellar way to end this series! With all of the emotion, heartbreak and devastation I give this book all of the stars!

“With a black wool coat and dark blue jeans, a hint of stubble on his face and freshly cut hair, he could pretend to be a CEO or businessman and I’d fall for it. Those baby blue eyes of his could fool the best of the world into believing whatever he said.”


I received an eARC in exchange for an honest review.
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945 reviews180 followers
February 8, 2021
The Final Installment to the illusive Marcus’s story is here. With secrets and truths coming out around every turn what will happen to these three lives? This begins right where the cliffhanger in book two left us. Can they save Delilah before it’s too late? With the revelations made, what will happen to Cody Walsh, Delilah Jones & Marcus? Told with a few flashbacks, we finally see how Marcus became who he is. It’s a race against time for the truth. Buckle up...you’re in for a bumpy ride!! The thrilling conclusion to this romantic suspense trilogy is here and get ready for a big OMG moment. Told in multiple POV.
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Author 179 books13.5k followers
February 9, 2021
And I Love You The Most is finally here!!! I am excited for you to read it!!! The This Love Hurts Trilogy is now complete!!

Start reading the trilogy with This Love Hurts: https://geni.us/30Zky

Snag a copy of And I Love You The Most: https://geni.us/khmbP

"Another stunning epic series that left me astounded and speechless." - Linda Dunn, Goodreads Reviewer

"If you haven't started this trilogy yet, you're missing out. Go start it right this second, you'll definitely thank me!" - Amy Thomas, Goodreads Reviewer

"This is a 5+ star read." - Valerie, Goodreads Reviewer

"A truly mind blowing conclusion for an epic trilogy." - Tameka, Goodreads Reviewer


Happy reading!

Love, Willow xoxo
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Author 78 books4,976 followers
February 9, 2021
And I Love You The Most is finally here!!! I am excited for you to read it!!! The This Love Hurts Trilogy is now complete!!

Start reading the trilogy with This Love Hurts: https://geni.us/30Zky

Snag a copy of And I Love You The Most: https://geni.us/khmbP

"Another stunning epic series that left me astounded and speechless." - Linda Dunn, Goodreads Reviewer

"If you haven't started this trilogy yet, you're missing out. Go start it right this second, you'll definitely thank me!" - Amy Thomas, Goodreads Reviewer

"This is a 5+ star read." - Valerie, Goodreads Reviewer

"A truly mind blowing conclusion for an epic trilogy." - Tameka, Goodreads Reviewer


Happy reading!

Love, Willow xoxo
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1,265 reviews238 followers
February 25, 2021
I didn’t have answers for many things in this book and I didn’t like the end, it was injustice for one of them.
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1,041 reviews3 followers
February 10, 2021
OMG! This is a MUST READ! And the plot thickens... What an epic ending to this trilogy! If you are a fan of Willow Winters, then let me tell you, you’ll want to read this book! I literally devoured this book! Willow Winters knows how to write a villain and make you fall in love with him. All three of these characters stole my heart! I am trying to wrap my mind around what happened in this book. What can I say, Delilah, Marcus, and Cody are full of surprises—I was flabbergasted with the unexpected revelations that happened, but it is jaw-dropping good! I am absolutely flippant over how fantastic this edgy, heart-stopping romance is. This story will keep you on the edge of your seat to find out what happened next. This story took me through several emotional gamuts and pushed all my buttons, boundaries. Not all of the surprises are pleasant ones, but there is a certain satisfaction in experiencing a thread that is so obstinately unexpected. After an incident occurs, Delilah is in an impossible situation where she has to show her strength or withered away and be beaten or die. Who will come to Delilah’s rescue? Will Marcus—the serial killer or ghost, or grim reaper, or angel of death as he has been called—a person that no one has been able to catch or know who he is, or will Cody—the FBI Agent come to her rescue? The love triangle is a web of lies, betrayal, rivalry, secrets, and love and desire that weaves as deeply as their devotion. With all the things going on with Delilah, Marcus, and Cody, I was holding my breathe because it was a tangled mess of lies, secrets, and betrayal. It was amazing and my blood was pumping like crazy reading this story. This story is so intriguing with its twists and turns—some you see coming, some you don’t. Willow Winters delivered a no holds barred romantic suspense story that grips the readers to the core. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book! I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
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872 reviews11 followers
March 22, 2021
And I Love You the Most...is the perfect-yet heartbreaking- end (or beginning 😉) to Marcus, Delilah & Cody’s story. So many lies, secrets, heartbreaks are uncovered. My heart broke for Christopher, the boy, and Cody, the man. The things that Christopher lived through are terribly horrific. And the way Cody stepped back to let his brother finally realize love was heartbreaking & beautiful....now I need to reread the rest of the Merciless series again:)

My fave sentiment is Cody’s... ‘If I could go back … The thought lingers but doesn’t complete itself. I’m not sure where I’d go back to. Which moment I regret the most. Back to the very beginning I suppose, to the moment my brother and I were separated. Maybe to the night my parents left our home for the last time before the accident.’
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251 reviews204 followers
February 15, 2021
3 Starts

Marcus has been the highlight of the entire series for me! I just love him so much! I got so emotional reading this last installment because of him. His past is absolutely heartbreaking and if Delilah hadn’t showed up that moment in the barn idek if Marcus would have been able to survive the world.

Delilah, she is neutral for me. Like I don’t love her but don’t hate her too. However, I just didn’t understand her love for Marcus..... it kind of happened out of nowhere for me, so that was a little confusing.

Cody, sorry boo.

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254 reviews73 followers
August 6, 2021
This story just kept getting awful. By the end of the third book, I couldn’t care less for all the characters (yes, even Marcus). I just wanted to finish the series so that I could start another book. And thank god these books are short asf.

Total time spent: 2h 45min
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230 reviews49 followers
October 17, 2022
And I Love You The Most is an insightful and epic ending to an ingenious and magical trilogy with an original and intense plot and an extraordinary cast of characters that will draw you into their story from start to finish. A love triangle, betrayal, rivalry, secrets, love, and lust...everything is perfectly balanced to make this an extremely riveting and unforgettable story.
I enjoyed every moment of this story in 3 parts and I was eagerly looking forward to seeing how the pieces would come together and everything would fall into place, and I do not know why but somehow this end inevitably reminds me of the beginning. Maybe I just do not want the story to end or maybe some questions remained unanswered .... Maybe some perspectives changed after reading this finale.
Delilah, Marcus, and Cody ... the magic triangle is here again, but the views change, black and white are mixed in some grayness, which awakens new feelings and new fears. Alone, trapped and on the verge of giving up, Dilajla is faced with truths that hurt more and more... The desire to save a loved one is too strong, and resources are limited .... Both of them are here, two knights wrapped in the grayness of reckless decisions and vulnerability .... but who will be able to save the girl? Who will enjoy the sweetness of her kisses? Maybe one, maybe the other, or neither...?
I did not believe that I would ever love such dark stories, but then I discovered the magic of Willow Winters’ pen. And I must admit that I enjoy reading her twisted and cruel stories. And her almost poetic delivery of the story hurts to the core. It hurts and hurts, but you continue to read and read because it is impossible to leave the book. And if I have ever enjoyed some sleazy expressions of love, now I glorify those short declarations shrouded in gray, woven into pain and suffering. Marcus, the enigma that has troubled us since we first read about him, is now a familiar shadow that captivates with its cruelly forged destiny and atrocious actions which we now understand. Cody and the thin line he follows, the one who seemed the intruder in the first two parts, after this part he is a character for whom our heart is broken and we wish that we will receive a story in which he will find his happiness. And Delilah continues to impress us with her strength and determination. With the desire to face her demons and slay them one by one. And the chemistry that culminates in this part is simply tangible.
If you are looking for barred romantic suspense that will push you out of your safe zone and take you on an emotional roller coaster that you will hardly forget, then you should definitely read this three-part story.
257 reviews1 follower
February 7, 2021
This Love Hurts trilogy is the beginning of the Merciless World and gives us glimpses of what is by far the best series I've read. Getting immersed in the world of Marcus, Delilah and Cody is like nothing I've ever read. The final book, And I Loved You the Most, reveals secrets, heartbreak and the painful past that made Marcus the man he is. Lives are destroyed, relationships come to an end and new beginnings take shape. Nothing can prepare you for this one!
873 reviews11 followers
February 9, 2021
I loved Delilah, Cody & Marcus. Such great characters. I'm saddened about the ending of the series but happy about the ending although I was taken completely by surprise by the very ending. Wow that was shock. These three went through hell to get to their happy ending. I really enjoyed this book as well as the series. Definitely recommend this series.
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2,534 reviews32.5k followers
May 3, 2021
this book definitely goes out with a bang. while its a good conclusion, im not quite sure if i like how everything ended. im still processing. even though i wish some things were different, this is still a satisfying ending to a whirlwind of a story.

4 stars
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874 reviews640 followers
December 28, 2022
The Choices Made

Had me on the edge of my seat.

The book continues from where book 2 leaves off, Delilah has been kidnapped and Marcus and Cody need to find her.

Delilah is suffering at the hands of the monsters that took her while Cody and Marcus are going crazy. On top of that, there’s family drama going on.

Who will get to her first? Who will she pick? How can this love triangle possibly end?

Oh lord… I was definitely engrossed while reading. I found myself rereading for clues. Any foreshadowing as to what could possibly happen.

But I love to she ended up picking.

It would’ve been five stars if it had been steamer 😒.

We’ve gotten so much tension 👀 so many instances where my belly was tumbling because of how 🔥 it was getting. Shoot, the way Delilah submits is just 😮‍💨. Gahhh. I mean. Handcuffs? Yes PU LEASE… give me allll of that 😅. But we don’t get as much as I would’ve liked. In my head, I could picture just how dominating and controlling the H can be 🥵. However… what we get on page isn’t enough 😩.

Womp womp.

I still enjoyed this 🤷🏻‍♀️.

I like that the ending makes me wanna read the Merciless series now 👀. I hope the other H gets his own book too. Sigh.

Good thing these books read fast 😉

⚠️safety squad⚠️
-no cheating/sharing/owd
-child abuse/rape is recounted
-OMD: the love triangle ends
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483 reviews89 followers
February 13, 2021
And I Love You the Most is the conclusion of "This Love Hurts" trilogy. The previous books must be read before this one.
As in the previous books, we follow the love triangle between Marcus - the villain extraordinaire, Cody - the FBI agent tasked to catch him and Delilah - the attorney who is supposed to prosecute Marcus if caught.

This book picks up at the end of the last one, with Delilah being taken by some of Marcus' enemies and Cody and Marcus teaming up to rescue her.
We learn more about Marcus' and Cody's past, we watch Delilah trying to fix Marcus and failing and we learn who she finally picks and what happens to the guy left behind.

I just loved the writing style and this was a very atmospheric read for me. I could practically taste the dispair and the pain of these characters. I felt surrounded by black clouds as I was reading the book, if it makes sense.
There are some very dark moments through-out all 3 books in this series.
Marcus is not a good man. But nor is Cody. And neither is Delilah. They are all broken souls in need of mending.

Here are some if my favorite quotes:

"There's not a damn thing I want other than to feel her forgiveness slip into the cracks of my brokenness."

"There's something here between us, some sense of pain that threatens to drown me if ever I didn't have this man."

"The air is different - easier, calmer and more peaceful. As if he alone is my fate and what makes it all make sense".

Having read multiple of her books, I am fascinated with the world that Willow Winters has created and I plan to continue reading the stories set in this world.

***ARC generously provided by author in exchange for an honest review***
63 reviews
February 9, 2021
Willow Winters brings her A game! Holy Moly what a book. This book was amazing. We find out so much more about Marcus and his past. Delilah is caught in the middle of everything and both brothers love her, but will she make it out alive to choose? Willow Winters had me on the edge of my seat the whole book. Just when things appear to be over, Willow creates an ending that leaves you with only two words, “ oh damn”. This is a 5+ star read.
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855 reviews14 followers
February 11, 2021
I tore through this book in less than a day. That’s how bad I wanted to know how the story of Delilah, Marcus, and Cody ends.

Was I happy that the two I wanted to end up together did ???


But the road to their unique HEA is full of twists and potholes. Of course I didn’t expect anything else or the story wouldn’t have worked.

The story picks up right after Book 2. Delilah has been taken prisoner by a sadistic man who wants revenge. Both Cody and Marcus work together to bring her back but the methods they use will have a heavy price.

This book may leave some disappointed and others happy. The secrets and backstories of each character come full circle but still leaves questions. The epilogue opens up to the possibility of a continuing story for the character left out.

* I received this book as an ARC for an honest review.
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Author 1 book5 followers
February 8, 2021
Can I give this 500 stars instead?

The third and final book in this series. I had a hard time finding the words I wanted to use to describe how I felt while reading this. So let me start with OH. MY. GOD. It was an absolutely PHENOMENAL read, I was on the edge of my seat for a large part of the book. It was suspenseful and sexy all at the same time. The character development is amazing and I was in awe over the different sides that were seen from both Marcus & Cody. You see a lot of Delilah’s inner strength come out in this book and it was amazing to see. I may or may not have been in tears at the end of this book. I’m beyond happy to see that Delilah got her HEA.. but don’t worry we’re still left with a cliff hanger in typical Willow fashion. ;) 100% my new favorite book written by Willow.
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475 reviews7 followers
February 7, 2021
Ahhh and it's over! Wow, this trilogy has kept me questioning everything and even with answers, I'm still sitting here in shock. This world Willow has created is insane and I mean that in the best way possible! Delilah, Cody and Marcus have kept me in their clutches this whole time and I want more of them! I'm so sad to see this trilogy end, but it ended leaving me excited for more! If you haven't started this trilogy yet, you're missing out. Go start it right this second, you'll definitely thank me! 
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775 reviews648 followers
June 17, 2021
I jumped into this without realizing it’s connected to the Merciless world, but it was oh so worth it. And now I need to read those too.
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825 reviews66 followers
February 8, 2021
Each time a chapter closes in this wonderful book world, a new book opens and you’re left feeling mostly satisfied but forever craving more. I’m speechless on how she does this! I’m not sure how to review this to it’s full potential without giving anything away. Telling you how I absolutely loved every moment, not only in this book, but in this book universe, would probably be the best way to do it. Every single character is memorable. You root for them whether good or bad, nice or mean, open or mysterious. Each will win you over in their own way and I’m just in awe at them all. Marcus was no different and I’m happy to have had so many questions answered. Can’t wait for more.
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352 reviews12 followers
February 9, 2021
I am speechless. Utterly speechless!
So many things come into focus as Marcus and Delilah’s story reaches its conclusion. They are devastatingly perfect for each other! I didn’t connect with them as much as I would have liked to even though I liked them both just fine. I didn’t truly understand Delilah and as much as I love a broken hero my interpretation of need and weakness can be a turnoff.
In true Willow Winters form expect some twists and turns and moments that will gut punch you throughout the story. I couldn’t put it down or read fast enough and ended up finishing it the same day I stared. I had this nervous exited energy waiting to see just what was going on and how it would all pan out. At times the anticipation was killing me. The most rewarding part of this book is finally understanding Marcus…who, what, and why he is. For anyone else out there who is 100% team Cody Walsh, know you are not alone and that I only fell harder for him in this book.
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710 reviews3 followers
February 9, 2021
Oh. My. Gosh! Talk about a roller coaster of a ride. This book was a fantastic ending to an amazing series. I love how many of Willow’s characters crossover into the other stories. The ending of this book was totally unexpected and blew me away! It sets the tone for the Merciless series, which I’ve already read twice, but want to read again to see if I missed anything. Once Willow finishes with everyone’s story who has to do with this series, I’m going to listen to them all on audiobook in chronological order.

My heart broke for Cody, Marcus, and Delilah. I will not say more because I do not want to give anything away. Just trust me when I say that this was worth missing much of the Super Bowl to finish it. 🤣

Willow so graciously allowed me to be part of her ARC team. I received this book early for my honest review. Read it. You won’t be sorry.
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91 reviews4 followers
February 6, 2021
The trilogy is complete with this devastatingly heart wrenching captivating story of Delilah Cody and Marcus .... o dear dear Marcus how he steals your soul and wrecks your heart. So many twist and turns you will definitely need to remember to breathe while reading. This read is all you could ask for from an author plus so much more. The real feels are just that so damn real. Bottoms up you’ll need it to survive And I Love You The Most.
February 8, 2021
The third and final book of the this love hurts trilogy and I couldn't wait to get my hands on it, my heart has warmed up to Marcus, I never thorght id say that from his brutish antics but he has a way of slowly getting under your skin.

"An epic tail of betrayal and all consuming love"

The intricate way that willow tells this story is awe inspiring,  you feel it right to your very soul. The intensity of my emotions were on high alert throughout,  this final book was nothing I could of ever imagined but was everything that I needed it to be.

The love, loss, anger, sadness and betrayal had me gripped to my seat, from cover to cover it completely consumed me, gutted me to my very soul whilst making me whole again.

If you do nothing or read nothing else, you need to read this series. It’s a masterpiece of epic proportions and one that will stay in my heart forever.
1,383 reviews17 followers
February 8, 2021
And I Love You the Most is the conclusion to the This Love Hurts trilogy, and what an ending it was. There were more lies, secrets, and deceit...... but we also get all the answers we've been waiting for. It picks up right after the events of book two, and while I was curious to see what was going to happen, the first half read a little slower for me, trying to remember exact details about what had happened. Plus, there were lots of new characters being introduced, so I was trying to keep things straight. At about the halfway point though, things picked up and I couldn't put it down.

Being that there was a love triangle between Delilah, Marcus, and Agent Cody Walsh, you knew someone would be broken-hearted by the end. Both men loved her with a passion and would go to any length necessary to keep her safe. And Delilah - oh how she loved both Marcus and Cody, but her heart truly only belonged to one man.

I'm definitely satisfied with how everything played out, and I enjoyed how she left us with one last jaw-dropping moment, leaving us wanting just a little more.
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1,556 reviews
February 18, 2021
Book 3 in the This Love Hurts trilogy and it ended with a bang. This story cannot be read as a standalone, so I highly recommend reading books 1 and 2. Loved Marcus, Delilah and Cody. Their relationship will keep you on the edge of your seat the entire time you are reading their story. Get ready to be taken on a roller coaster ride of emotions, drama and steam. You won’t regret picking up this trilogy.
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