I read this as a stand alone, and it definitely held it's own. It didn't assume the reader was familiar with the characters or world they live in, creating and building them from the start (I think it helps that each book is this series focuses on a different sibling, so the character development would be needed anyway).
I really liked Mac - she was strong, confident, didn't take crap from anyone and knew what she didn't want in a guy. Her chemistry with Wesley is palpable from the start, but after a series of bad experiences being hurt, stood up or misreading situations, she no longer trusts her own judgement.
Wesley has been through a lot before moving to NY - and the loss he experienced and blame he places on himself makes it hard for him to open up about that point in his life. He falls for Mac hard, and wants to convince her to be his, but makes some mistakes along the way that push her further away from him.
I loved their journey, and that it was just about them - no love triangle or other outside influences to impact their relationship. Theirs isn't a traditional relationship by any means - it's hot, and its fast, and it readily combusts when they don't communicate. But thankfully common sense reigns, and they do make amends to get their HEA.
The multiple epilogues were well done, and I loved that insight into their lives 7mths and 17mths down the track as we saw how they were doing. I don't feel anything was missing and all of the plot points associated with Mac and Wesley were solidly resolved.
Definitely a book I would recommend, either as part of the series so you get to meet all the sisters, or as the standalone I read it as.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 3348 KB
- Print Length: 200 pages
- Publisher: Montlake Romance (30 January 2018)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B074V6M34K
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 144 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #59,345 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)