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Main Characters: Haley Wells, Bentley Knight

Contemporary RomanceNew AdultFiery Passion

 

Review

Just as I thought, this third book in was completely unnecessary. At this point in the story, Haley and Bentley are busy planning their wedding and making sure that they still find time for each other, on top of being parents to their son.

There was no conflict anywhere except for the fact that Bentley was too busy with working as a coach and helping out at the farm as well. That’s not surprising. Surely, that detail could have just been mentioned and resolved in a few chapters or it could have been showed that Haley and Bentley were strong enough both on their own and as a couple to be able to face challenges such as that.

I feel like if the whole serial was one complete book, the last installment would have made a great epilogue. You know, where readers already know that there is a happily ever after but still want to see how the hero and heroine get their fairy tale ending. There wasn’t anything to look forward to in this book.

Having said all of that, I am still giving this book three red hearts because I love happy endings. I love books where not only the main characters are happy but everybody else as well. I like stories where there is family involved, not just friends. I like festivities, and I like weddings. I just feel like the my enjoyment of this story was divided into three incomplete parts instead of giving it to me completely all at once.

 

 

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Main Characters: Haley Wells, Bentley Knight

Contemporary RomanceNew AdultSweet Love

 

Review

The second book in this serial fared a little better for me, so I’m going to give it three red hearts. It’s not much of an improvement, but at least, I enjoyed this one a little better.

This book still had editing issues. At this point, I kind of miss the times when books were almost flawless by the time they were published. I remember reading my Nora Roberts romance novels and could hardly find any fault at all with anything. Unfortunately, I find that a lot of books these days seem to not have been properly edited.

That said, I also would like to add that I feel like book one and two should just have been published as one complete book instead of being broken down into a serial. There was only one conflict. It’s not like J.A. Huss’ Social Media series that had so many dimensions to it that everybody knows it was meant to be a serial. This one, though, only had the conflict between the hero clearing his head and the heroine trusting people enough to let them in.

For the good parts, though, I have to say I liked that th secondary characters were given their own stories now, like Haley’s dad and Maggie. I liked the way her conflict was handled, with her being scared of being left behind. I also liked it that Bentley fought for her and the fact that they both had to stand up for each other.

As a whole, it was a good book to pass the time, but I highly doubt I’d remember it vividly after a few months, especially with all the books I would have had read by then. There is still a last book in this serial. At this point, I’m not sure if the last part is even necessary in the first place.

 

 

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Main Characters: Haley Wells, Bentley Knight

Contemporary RomanceNew AdultSweet Love

 

Review

I read Falling for Bentley because this was the book that I got to pick from my TBR jar. I tried scanning through the Goodreads reviews and saw some great things that people had to say about it. I still wasn’t expecting much, though. For one, this plot has been used and abused by too many books before. High school jock being an ass to the heroine and then falling in love with her years after, not knowing that she has been in love with him for long as well.

I’m going to give this book three red hearts because it was an overall okay kind of book, but it wasn’t my kind of book. There were just too many errors in the editing part that I could not overlook. Also, I felt like this book introduced each character individually in a good way but failed to establish a good connection between the hero and the heroine.

Come to think about it, when did they really try to get to know each other? They only had the rainy day to spend with each other. If they hadn’t known each other in high school, this book would have that insta-love factor that I’m not always a fan of. I didn’t feel like either of the main characters made an effort to get to know each other and the kind of people they were in the present.

Sure, we all know Bentley sacrificed what would have been a promising career to help out at his parents’ farm. Sure, we know that Haley has tried to move past being the “thunder thighs” that she was in high school. But I don’t remember the hero and the heroine really trying to understand each other and the things that drive them.

 

 

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