Best of Me Review
Oh This Book, Y’all! My Poor heart.Broken only to be put back together in one perfectly sweet and gooey piece. Duke and Mallory were inevitable.That is all there is to it. Now, we met Duke in Best of Intentions. He is Nate’s partner on the Police Force. His and Mallory’s story really begins, a couple of years after a horrible tragedy claimed the life of his childhood sweetheart Valorie, on the day was going to ask her to marry him. This left him an annihilated, heartbroken mess. He is not your typical devastated man-ho from some of the romance novels you are used to. He hasn’t been able to move on from his ONE. He’s not running from bed to bed, and mean to the whole world. He just can’t seem to let himself be with anyone else, and he had tried. He really is a great guy, an awesome friend, super HAWT Cop.
He’s okay with not being with anyone. THEN! Nate and his fiancee’, Jenny decided to orchestrate a blind date of sorts with Jenny’s new tenant. The world STOPS.
When Mallory, the twin sister of the dead love of his life shows up, it really knocks him for a loop.
“She’s pretty much the physical embodiment of the life lost, of the love I lost, which makes her the last person on earth I want to see, much less welcome into our friend group.”
Duke finds himself in a whirlwind of emotions. He harbors some deep feelings towards Mallory for leaving home years ago, which in turn hurt her sister. He was left to pick up the pieces of not only his own heart, but Valorie’s devastated parents as well. Duke is torn between his loyalty to his dead girl friend and the girl who looks like a carbon copy. Will he be able to let go of his guilt enough to grab onto this second chance at love?
I was so instantly in love with Mallory’s character. Her whole backstory. GAH! I’ve never wanted justice and a picture perfect outcome. She just deserved a REDO!! She was smart and sassy and beautiful. So much more that she knew. She needed someone to see her, HER! Her movement back too close to her hometown was not an easy one, but she quickly made a great group of friends. I loved them all and she fit right in. Of course Duke is a huge part of that group. Instantly she was a bundle of jumbled up feelings around Duke.. She herself was not only dealing with hurt and guilt from the loss of her sister, but the feelings that she was beginning to feel for Duke.There was definitely some leftover stuff from her childhood that left her feeling less than. Would Duke ever look at her and see her or only see a replacement of what he could have had?
“The way he looked at me afterward, his face full of some unidentifiable emotion—I can’t help but wonder, was he seeing me, or a memory of my sister? The thought is paralyzing.”
This book is deliciously gut wrenching, yet will perfectly put you back together. LK Farlow was brilliant in her ability to weave in the perfect amount of humor, sass and feisty females. The witty banter and oh so sweet heat make this your next, MUST read five star- for all the feels romance!
*I voluntarily reviewed an advanced complimentary copy of this book.
My cr8zysockbookblock overall ratings for this book!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️- SO IN LOVE!! Devoured, Could not put it down. I LOL’d, Cried, I rooted for this couple. I wanted to throw my kindle and my panties. So that tells you it was a well rounded, awesome read for me!! I read this book in just over a day. Fast paced, funny, witty banter, great characters.
🔥🔥🔥🔥- This book was hot, when you get there. There is lots of push and pull, due to the subject of the book.I found the build up to be great.
🌪Cliffhanger Warning- No cliffy, but I want more from this great small town of characters!!
About LK Farlow
LK Farlow (A.K.A Kate) is a small town girl with a love for words. She’s been writing stories for as long she can remember. A Southern girl through and through, Kate resides in beautiful, sunny LA–that’s Lower Alabama, y’all–with her amazing husband and three rambunctious children. When she’s not writing, you can find her snuggled up on the couch watching car shows while she crochets or with her nose in a book.
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