So. Much. Drama. This really is a compelling series, but four books in and it still feels like insta-love. There’s so much focus on external events that there’s very little time devoted to the actual relationship between Seth and Laura. Every installment, I’ve kept on the journey, enjoying the suspense and the overall quality of the writing, but waiting for the focus to shift to Seth and Laura as a couple. Honestly, that never happened. I end this quartet still feeling like it’s an unhealthy relationship in a lot of ways, without much personal growth or honest communication between them. Yes, I could feel the emotion and the story is powerful, but I’ve read single books that had more scenes between the couple than this had over the course of four books.
That being said, if you’ve made it this far in the story, then you know that the focus is on the suspense and the overarching storyline there. That’s where this book is most successful – it wraps things up well for Seth but opens the door to more questions for future books with a new antihero as the focus. It’ll leave you intrigued, wanting to find out more about what’s going on and continue on with the next book in the universe. Fans of Winters’ writing will have no complaints there.
Ultimately, I’ve enjoyed the series in a lot of ways – Winters’ writing is very strong, the characters are complex and interesting, the suspense will have you turning the pages, and the steam level is sexy without being overwhelming. However, I think the romance could benefit from a little more development. Seth and Laura’s relationship, with the many curveballs that were thrown in their path to happiness (each more over the top than the next), was not strong enough on its own to have me one-clicking four books. That’s why this is getting 3 stars from me; I shouldn’t still be dissatisfied with the relationship after spending four books with this couple. That’s really what it boils down to. I received an ARC and am voluntarily leaving a review of this suspenseful, emotional read.
From USA Today bestselling author Willow Winters comes the epic conclusion to the heart-wrenching, edge-of-your-seat gripping, romantic suspense, Hard to Love series.
With her I was always on the highest high. That’s why it was so easy to fall.
I never stood a chance without her. The two of us were made for one another. It’s as simple as that. The world could try to rip us apart, but it would fail. Until this.
She told me once, love isn’t enough. I never would have believed it … until now. Neither of us could have prepared for this.
I won’t stop fighting. Not until the very end.
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Willow Winters is so happy to be a USA Today, Wall Street Journal and #1 Contemporary Best Selling Author!
Willow started writing after having her little girl, Evie, December 2015. All during her pregnancy with Evie she continued to read and she only wanted to read romance. She was reading a book a day — sometimes two.
In January 2016 Willow was staying up late with Evie and just thinking of all these stories. They came to her constantly so she finally sat down and just started writing. She always wanted to do it so she figured, why not? Today Willow cannot be happier for making that decision!
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