This was a great follow on from Austin and Holly's story, but I found it didn't quite have the same oomph that the first book did. Let me start by saying Austin and Holly had sizzling chemistry - they couldn't keep their hands off each other. In comparison, Wyatt and Brooklyn's relationship was very slow burn, and they were friends more than anything for the majority of the book - not even really having a hard time maintaining a distance and being just friends. While things do heat up towards the end, I missed the chemistry and connection I'm used to from these authors. This was likely due to the jilted bride storyline - with Brooklyn having to get over her ex before she could move forward, and I get that couldn't happen overnight.
I did enjoy getting to know Brooklyn more, and seeing more of the rest of the Bailey crew and their close friends (like Colton and Liam to name 2 key ones). Wyatt was a great character too, but I feel we also didn't get as much background on him as we could have with the length if the story - he hints at his wild past and the reasons for it, but then there is a rush at the end as to how everything is suddenly resolved for him which didn't gel with me. At least in book 1 we saw Austin go through the thought process and actually make the decision - with this book Wyatt makes it off-screen and just turns up on Brooklyn's doorstep and then it's from her POV, not his. Huge missed opportunity there, and for me it impacted the end of the book.
Per usual, the storyline was filled with fun antics from the Bailey siblings, and of course there is the setup for the next book which will focus on either Rome or Denver - which one isn't quite clear yet (whoch I think is the point). Grandma Dori remains a favourite with her meddling, seemingly inappropriate behaviour, and random advice.
I am enjoying the series and look forward to the next book, but just didn't get the same connection with this couple as I did with Holly and Austin.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2832 KB
- Print Length: 382 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07MBBJ6TX
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 75 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #48,017 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)