Hello, everyone! Welcome to my stop in the I Choose You Book Tour hosted by SupaGurl Tours! I recently read and reviewed Make It Last, the first book in the Friends & Lovers series, and am excited to bring you a review of the second book!
Up until now, Nicole's life has been mapped out for her. She'd go to college, marry Jake and become the upstanding minister's wife. When she leaves that life to begin again in a small town in Texas, she finally has the freedom to live as she chooses. There, she meets Kent, a guy whose charm and passion make it hard to stick to her morals.
Dodging his father’s fists and protecting his twin sister made Kent into the man he is today. He learned by watching his mother stay by his father’s side that it’s better to keep relationships simple. Then he meets Nicole. Her sweet smile and genuine response to him land like punches to his resolve. After a lifetime of learning to protect his heart, can he finally let down his guard?
If you read my review of Make It Last, the first novella in the series, you’ll know that I wasn’t blown away by it. I was hoping for something more – about the characters, their relationships to each other, their backgrounds, or even the town that they were living in.
I’m happy to say that this novella delivered, at least more than the previous book did. I connected right away with Nicole, and I felt like I got to know Kent a lot more, as well. Actually, I got a little more insight on all of them, with the exception of Briana and Colin.
I felt like this plot had a little more substance and was a little more on the romantic side, and I felt the connection between Nicole and Kent. I loved that Nicole had standards and that Kent respected her enough to want to treat her right and not like any other girl that didn’t mean much to him.
All in all, I Choose You redeemed the series for me. It was a quick, light read and sweet from beginning to end. I’m really looking forward to reading about Rich and Roni, and hopefully more about the others in Trust In Me, the next novella in the series.