I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I’ve read Ceby Robson’s Shattered Past series, and I love those books. The Tres Santos siblings all had a tough time when they were children, and seeing their development as they grew into adulthood and fell in love with the loves of their lives was a toching reading experience. Mateo, Lety, and Sofia all deserved the happy ending they got in their books, and their partners were all perfect for them.

When I saw this spin-off which now focuses on the O’Brien family, I was excited to get into it because I enjoyed their bunche in Once Pure. Once Kissed, the first book in this series, is about Curran and Tess. Honestly, I think maybe my expectations were too high. Maybe I was still riding on my high from Once Pure, but I find that I didn’t quite enjoy Once Kissed as much as I hoped I would.

Don’t get me wrong. This is still a good book. You can’t go wrong when you have a hero who’s a hot, alpha cop who’s generally a good man. I may have had a bit of a difficult time connecting with the characters, particularly the heroine. But once that connection was established, I found myself liking them more and more. The story is good, promising, actually. The author still did a great job, as opposed to lots of other books in this genre. I hope the next installment will be more explosive and more compelling than this. Regardless of my ramblings, I will still say this is a good book which will possibly become a great, enjoyable series in the future.

Reading Order [book-series]

Book 1 – Once Kissed

Book 2 – Once Crossed

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