I enjoyed revisiting this old friend and had forgotten how dramatic and emotional the story is. It’s also funny, at times, with a constant ebb and flow of clashing and then coming back together.
It’s a great example of how people deserve to be loved wherever they are in dealing with trauma, grief, and recovery. The important thing isn’t to have all your shit together first. What’s important is having the right partner who understands and helps you grow.
So this book won the New Adult award in Audible’s March Ab-Ness challenge to find the Best Book Boyfriend in different categories. I persuaded a friend to read it first, since I’ve been busy. Her high level of obsession made it clear I had to read it sooner, rather than later.
This story is equal parts amusing and scorching. The love interests butt heads a lot, which means there’s tons of banter and bickering, which I appreciated. There are also some real issues that have to be dealt with, and the patient persistence of the male lead is what makes him a perfect Book Boyfriend.
I recommend this one to all avid and part-time romance readers, as well as those who can’t turn away from relationship status negotiations and/or a sexy Scottish burr.
These two are so sweet and misguided. Who doesn’t love that?
If you loved Ellie and/or Adam in book one, and you want a few more details on their backstory, then this is for you. Obviously, you know the general end result, if you read book one, but this traces Ellie back to age 14. Since she’s just so darned adorable, I thought this was interesting and adorable. If you want something new or that moves the full world forward though, then this won’t be for you. It’s more like a trip down memory lane.
I still get pretty damned mad at Cam in book 2, as his judgmental behavior is continually hurtful, so it’s a good thing he is so honestly apologetic and redeemable as a human. He just leads with his emotions first, which has a tendency to be ugly at times.
Book two took me just a bit longer to warm up to than book one, but I ended up adoring this story and these characters. You also get to see a good amount of the main couple from book one, as well, which is fun.
It was nice to see such a good relationship between a sister and a brother in this one.
One of the best, if not the best book, in this series. It’s perfection. I adore this story. It makes me laugh and almost cry. It’s sexy as sin. I can’t get enough. In the future, I would reread this one on its own, even without rereading the whole series.
This one is so much adorable goodness. Yum.
I feel the same as before with this one. It isn’t necessary, but I enjoy little bits of extra time with the characters in this world. The end is better than the beginning.
This one isn’t exactly necessary, but if you love Braden and Jocelyn, then you’ll want to read it. Because fun.
I stayed up way too late rereading this one, because it’s compulsive. I couldn’t put it down.
I’ve been waiting for Hannah’s story for a long time. However, I actually expected her to end up with someone else, so I was initially a bit upset when I realized that wasn’t going to happen. That being said, I’m glad she didn’t end up with who I thought, as this story was delicious.
Every time I read a new book by Samantha Young, I think that one might be my favorite. She has so many excellent stories about such interesting characters.
Oh, to have a Cole Walker. They just don’t make them like that anymore. Le sigh.
I’m a broken record with this series. I love Cole’s story so much. It’s fantastic.
Love the journey, the teenager, and the time with all the other couples.
I’m an addict. Logan’s story enchanted me, and I adore Grace. There’s a lot of sad backstory here, but it adds such depth.
I loved the added element of family in this one, and I also liked how we revisited each of the couples by the end.
Wish it was longer, so it had more depth and the other fav side characters could have been included more. But overall, I still enjoyed it. Reminds me to be self-aware and wait for the things I most need in a relationship.
Since Craig always amused me, I enjoyed his story. Also, I liked that Rain was aware of her issues and stood up for what she needed in a relationship.
This was my favorite couple of the series, so I enjoyed revisiting them, even if it wasn’t necessarily under the best circumstances.
I love Olivia and Nate. This stressed me out, but I did really enjoy it.