Ellie Pagan has a list of reasons to stay away from Ford Landry.
It’s a mile long and was so much easier to stick to when he was a world away. Now that he’s standing in front of her—body hard and chiseled from a stint in the military, suit cut to perfection, and a smirk she could never resist—remembering all the reasons why just got a whole lot harder.
Ford gets Ellie isn’t his biggest fan. He just doesn’t care.
Standing in front of him, giving him hell, she’s even prettier than he remembered. All he can think about is how she felt in his arms, the taste of her kiss, the sound of her giggle in the middle of the night. He may not know how to win her back, but he does know this: he may have let her go once, but that’s one mistake he won’t make again.
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Ugh, you guys. This series is slaying me. Just when I think it can’t get better, it does. And this is coming from someone who doesn’t like second-chance romances. I don’t like friends to lovers. And then BAM! This book comes along and makes me like everything. This author!!
I truly can say I loved the love story in this book. I think one of the main reasons that this book worked for me, even with there being tropes that I don’t normally love, is because we really do get the love story. Ford and Ellie have a history; parts of which are great and parts that are not so great. They have to work through it. The author recognizes this, and even as Ellie and Ford are reconnecting, past resentments and feelings still linger. This is more from Ellie than Ford, but it makes sense. I think I appreciated the honesty of that. When you have a strong history with someone, you aren’t able to just let things go so easily.
Ford is probably one of my favorite characters. If you’ve read the other books in the Landry series, you’ve met Ford and we see glimpses of him and know that he’s seen a lot. Because of that, his personality is not as hesitant as that of his brothers. Ford is all in with Ellie. Again, I found myself enjoying this because with everything that Ford has experienced, this makes sense. Ford also has a unique relationship with his twin sisters, one which we don’t really experience in the other books. Now yes, some of this is a bit of foreshadowing since Sienna and Camilla get their own books later, but we get the depth of character from Ford in these interactions.
Adriana Locke is one of my all-time favorite authors. Her characters and writing always mange to pull at my soul, but never pull me so far down that I can’t get back up. If you love this author already, be prepared to keep on loving her. If you’re new to this author, its time to get on board.