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Series: 2B Trilogy #3
Published by Harlequin on November 25th 2014
Source: the author
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Some people wait decades to meet their soul mate. Courtney Kaufman suspects she met hers in high school only to lose him at seventeen. Since then, Courtney's social life has been a series of meaningless encounters, though she's made a few close friends along the way. Especially her roommate Max Cooper, who oozes damaged bad-boy vibes from every pore.
Max knows about feeling lost and trying to move beyond the pain he's been on his own since he was sixteen. Now it's time to find out if he can ever go home again, and Courtney's the only one he trusts to go with him. But the trip to Providence could change everything because the more time he spends with Courtney, the harder it is to reconcile what he wants and what he thinks he deserves.
It started out so simple. One misfit helping another. Now Max will do anything to show Courtney that for every heart that's ever been broken, there's another that can make it complete.
This book was most definitely my favorite of the three. Hands down. It had a much grittier feel to the whole book. Nadia’s story had been clean and more wholesome. Lauren’s story was definitely sexier, but still seemed too easy to me. I like my romance to be complicated. Courtney and Max had all the steam, angst, and complications, and I really felt like they had to work for that Happily Ever After. It was everything I had hoped for in this series finale!
Ann’s characters are all so completely different, so if you don’t mesh well with one of them, you can always give one of the other books a try and you’re bound to find someone to fall madly in love with. Her leading ladies vary from studious and hard working, to lost and seeking. Courtney knows exactly who she is, regardless of who her parents think she should be. She is determined and oh so sassy! The dialogue between her and Max is one of the high points of the book. They have such great chemistry, even when they find themselves doubting it.
Up until now, I found the men in the series to be a bit of a mystery. We’re given brief glimpses of them leading up to a romance, but I’ve never had a clue what was going on in their minds. Max is a little different, since we were first introduced to him in I Want It That Way. With this book, I already had a pretty good idea about who he was as a character. Starting on page 1, I was already invested in the outcome.
The series overall had a great build to it, and I definitely recommend starting at the beginning and following the characters all the way through. Ann Aguirre has really proven to me that she can write in any genre, and still shine. Her writing style is easy to lose yourself in, and as the series progressed I really feel like she hit her stride. My favorite genre for her will always be sci-fi, but I can guarantee that she will have a whole new fan base with this series. I can’t wait to see if Ann continues in this genre! She’ll certainly find a reader in me if she does. <3
Ann Aguirre is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author and RITA winner with a degree in English Literature; before she began writing full time, she was a clown, a clerk, a voice actress, and a savior of stray kittens, not necessarily in that order. She grew up in a yellow house across from a cornfield, but now she lives in sunny Mexico with her husband, children, and various pets. Ann likes books, emo music, action movies, and she writes all kinds of genre fiction for adults and teens, published with Harlequin, Macmillan, and Penguin, among others.
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