I received this book for free from Give Me Books Promotions in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Series: Love Triangle Duet #1
Published by LLC on August 29, 2019
Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs
Cover Model: Albert and Gabriela
Cover Photographer: Rafa Catala
Format: Digital, Paperback
Source: Give Me Books Promotions
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All I wanted was a second chance.
Now I’m torn between the pro football player and the rock star, the one I always wanted and the one I was too blind to notice, my high school sweetheart and my best friend.
Is it possible to be in love with two different men at the same time?
The answer is yes, and I don’t know how to choose one without hurting the other... and myself. I need to figure out which man belongs in my future and which is better left in the past.
Will the football player grab the top spot in my heart, or will the rock star make his own interception?
Contemporary Romance; Sports; Rockstar
First person; dual-POV
I still love Chase. I’m falling in love with Gavin. Is it possible to be in love with two different men at the same time?
Because this book has driven me to madness, I’m sorry in advance if my review is confusing and messy. If you have read any of my reviews before, you will probably notice, my thoughts are usually at the end. Well, I needed to vent my frustration and jumbled emotions before to even attempt something. Besides, everything I wish I could say, I cannot, because I don’t want to spoil this journey to anyone.
This book played with all my emotions. I’ve felt love, sadness, frustration and I felt like throwing my kindle away a few times. Even though this was a love triangle, in my opinion, the choice was cristal clear from the beginning. Yeah, Delaney and I weren’t at the same vibe, and she kept me in the brink of insanity throughout this story. I’m not saying which team I’m on, because anything said here, feels like a spoiler. All I’m saying Ms. Suzanne is a master at her craft, because she kept me on the edge of my seat from beginning until the end and I’m not even going to mention that last chapter, yeah, the one that usually ends in a HUGE cliffhanger in all duets.
I’m glad, very glad, that book #2 isn’t very far away, or I would have to start drinking!
Addictiveness: 5/5 Highest level of addictiveness!!! This story has played with me from beginning until end. I’m still thinking about it, even now, 24h after I’ve finished the book.
Character: hero 5/5, heroine 3.5/5, secondary characters 5/5, growth 4/5, real 5/5 Ms. Suzanne’s characters are a work of art. They grab you, and force you to join them at their journey. I became invested, I have loved and felt their pain. They were easy to love, connect and understand.
I will start with Delaney because I’ve a sort of love/hate thing going on with her. Really, her path hasn’t been easy and she is a survivor. At the same time, she seems to me, blinded by her 18 year old self. I don’t agree with lots of her actions, but I know she is good behind her doubts and insecurities.
There are 2 men in this triangle. I won’t give them names, all I will say, one is my favorite character of the story. I completely and totally adore him. The other I love to hate. But they are both multi-dimensional and very well written.
A few interesting secondary characters. I guess Rose and Liam deserve their own stories, together or separated.
Cover: art 4/5, title 5/5, color-font 4/5, buy 5/5 I’m obsessed with book covers. I love to find snippets of the stories within the art. This art definitely fits this story. I can see Chase with Delaney, the football stadium background and the perfect, catchy title. I even like the love triangle sort of subtitle on the top, because is another snippet of information about the story. Because I’m pick with art, I have to say I don’t love Delaney’s shirt. I don’t really think it was good pairing that shirt, with a shirtless man in a football stadium. I would easily buy this book by its cover without reading the blurb!
Freshness: It feels new, original with fresh ideas. I love it!!! I like how the author has created the love triangle. I love all the feelings it evokes. I’m crazy about how they all have a past in common. Fresher than listerine!!!
Plot: believable 4/5, conflict 5/5, dialogue 5/5, ending 3/5, enjoyment 5/5, opening 5/5, pace 5/5, setting 5/5, subplots 5/5, twists 5/5 Great opening and frustrating ending. It shouldn’t be a believable concept, but the author really makes it work. Dialogues written by a pro. A fast-paced read that hooked the reader from the beginning, making it impossible to stop reading it. Love the setting and the twist was O.M.G! It carries a lot of emotions and it makes the reader “feels”.
Romance: believable 5/5, chemistry 5/5, description 5/5, development 5/5, steam 5/5 O.M.G! It is frustrating, but very believable. The pace is perfect and the chemistry is totally there. The steamy parts are hot and the love pieces are amazing!
Writing Style: First time reading something from Ms. Suzanne and I guess it’s love at first read! 🙂 Really, I’m having a love/hate relationship with this book, and what more should I want from an author than experience a story along with the characters?
I don’t even know. I guess if I had to be really pick here, I could say Delaney because we definitely don’t see eye-to-eye on things. But I don’t see eye-to-eye with lots of people that I love.
I guess the fact that I have to wait a couple weeks for reading the next book!
33/35 STARS – 4.5 STARS (between 31 stars and 33 stars)
Addictiveness: 5 Character: 4 Cover: 4.5 Freshness: 5 Plot: 5 Romance: 4.5 Writing Style: 5
Would I recommend? YES YES YES
Would I re-read this book? I’m certain I will.
Would I read more from the author? Really looking forward to.