I just adore these stories and how different these are from your typical romance. Only wish this hadn’t wrapped up quite so quickly.
But hey...any book in which I can envision BT as a character is a great one for me.
“Gray?” When I had his attention, I asked, “For how long?”
A mournful smile filled his face, and the depth of his sadness wasn’t hidden. “Since that summer we went to camp when we were fifteen. That night we snuck out of our tents and went down to the river. We sat and watched the stars and talked until dawn.”
My review in gifs...
Speechless. Truly. This was brilliant. Cannot wait to read this all over again.
Special thanks to my BR friends...Marco, Lloyd, Nikki, Elsbeth and Teri...What a ride!
And for my Levi and Dominic...
You boys are in my top three for sure. Love Love Love this couple. Damn.
“I was just telling Martine that I experimented with a new cookie recipe last night, and I ended up making way too many,” she said. “I was hoping you guys could take some off my hands so I don’t eat them all myself.”
Dominic was his bashert, his soul mate. Without him, Levi felt like he’d been gut-shot and it was taking months to bleed out.
I have no doubts that this is probably fabulous and one day maybe I can try this again and make it to the end. But this is really a book that needs to be consumed nearly in one sitting or possibly 2. There is so much going on and so many characters that I found myself just lost and frustrated.
DNF at 72% :(
“You didn’t beat your way through the layers of defenses,” Hunter went on. “You washed them away, massaged them away, gave me some kind of life energy you seem to exude from your pores. And it was too much, too fucking much. But you’re goddamned relentless. You wouldn’t stop until it all sloughed off and I was left raw and exposed. It was terrifying. And wonderful."
All relationship development with this one and I loved every single moment.
Hunter decided heaven was being eternally in the moment of waking naturally next to someone you wanted to see when you opened your eyes.
Love it when the relationship and the mystery are done in a way they work together. Nothing drives me more crazy than a mystery that almost acts as a page filler. I find myself either bored with the mystery or bored with the couple. Here they worked unbelievably well as a cohesive story. Absolutely loving the development of these characters and how different they are from every other couple I have ever read about.
Ummm. So yeah this didn’t work for me.
Story was a 3. I really could have done without this EPA drama and had a book solely about the wedding but that’s just me. I found myself skimming a lot. Oh and did you know Lucas and his niece look just alike?? Like wow. Not sure I heard that enough. I’m worried the future book will be similar. Family dramalama with less about the boys.
The boys were a 4. I missed Jude, Ian and Hollis which is why this is not a 5. Their presence was definitely missed. I could have also used some additional tender moments at the reception in lieu of another round of hot sex. Phew. Toasts, dancing and that hug between Snow and Andrei. Yep...that I needed.
Book an average of 3.5.
Anyway, I love these guys and their “Unbreakable Bond”. But for me it’s time to say goodbye and let these guys live on in my head.
“What are we having?”
Hollis reached out and lifted the lid on the tureen. The fragrance that filled the room made him grin. Chicken, egg, and lemon. Avgolemono Soup.
“Because I couldn’t ask you to make the best version, I asked Jude where I could find the second best. He said his mother and she happily offered to make this for us today.” He ladled the soup into their bowls and pulled out Ian’s chair. After he sat, Hollis put his hands on Ian’s shoulders and squeezed. “I’m sure this is wonderful, but I’m partial to yours. I felt so rotten the day we first met, and you walked up to me and handed me this soup. You have no idea what it meant to me. That day changed my life. I sat alone in my house that night with my head cold and your soup. When I went to bed, I dreamed of you.”
Who would have thought Holly would be the most romantic of the bunch, but I do believe he is.
“I’m not that boy anymore, Banner.”
“I know,” Hollis breathed into his hair as he wrapped his arms around him. “I really do know that. But that boy was you and someone hurt him and it broke my heart. It still breaks my heart and makes me want to show you nothing but love for the rest of your life.”
Absolutely loved these two. ❤️❤️❤️
“Damn it, Rowe. You made her so happy, and I love you for that. I know she’d want you to be happy. If Noah makes you feel that way, then hold him tight and be happy. That’s all she’d want for you, honey.”