I received this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I love to grab Christmas romances during the holidays and this one was perfect. I enjoyed the pleasant writing and I laughed out loud several times. Both of the characters had a back story although I would a have liked a little bit more about Gabe. But other than that I enjoyed the flow of the book it was funny and very sexy. I could also see the set up for the overprotective brother and I am very curious about his story. If you want a story to read while escaping from relatives this holiday, this one is perfect.
You know when you read a book and you want to be friends with the character? Hollis is the complete opposite. This book is part of a series simply title A Love Story. I started with this series mid book with Stirred and I love it so much I had to find out what happens next. Well, it was ok. The writing was good although a little long winded at times but no amount of writing could make me like Hollis as a character. She was just a witch, although the other adjective would fit nicely here as well. The excuse for her funky attitude was her being the oldest and having all these expectations placed on her. But, she was too much maintenance for my taste and I almost wished that Matthew would have let her wallow in her own self pity because she was not worth it. Matthew was great and really too good for Hollis. I understand that opposite attract but a funky attitude does not. I have read books about feisty and demanding women before but this was character gave me the blues. I may give the next in the series a try or even the previous but I don’t like books that leave me drained and this one did just that.
I was given this book for an honest review. I wanted to give it 5 stars I really did buuuuut, the ending. I really enjoyed this book. I love books where the people hate each other and end up loving each other. This did a great job of that. The book is the second part of a series and that is made very clear. The story was still simple to follow because the author does not assume you have read the first story so she gives you a good background as to why Tori does not care for Miles. Tori’s character was ok. She was not very complex and I wanted to know a little bit more about her and I just did not get that from this book. I got more from Miles’ side and I really enjoyed him as a character. Tori was kind of a whiny brat and I was not her biggest fan but the story was still a good one. However, the ending seemed rushhed to me. I was left with “how did we get here?” It just seemed to jump straight into the epilogue, which I was not happy with. Great story but I don’t think I will go back and read the first in the series.
I read this book and I was pleasantly surprised. It is one of those wonderfully romantic but not raunchy. The best part of this book as that the characters and situations are very believable. There is no over the top billion dollar romance, although I am a fan of those too. Sage is passionate about what she does and her crush, Garrett is trying to find his way after being the head of the family helping out his father when his mother left. Garrett has the bigger issues when dealing with letting himself be free of the burden of family and allowing himself to be his own person. I realized after a few chapters that this was actually the 3rd in a series however, I was not lost. I just wanted to know more about some of the other characters and I may go back a read to find out. So, if you have not read the other titles in the series do not let that discourage you. This is a wonderful, pleasant read and I enjoyed it.
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