Hi there! Today, I’m sharing my review for LOVE SURVIVES a contemporary New Adult military romance from Jennifer Foor. It’s a rough read…
About the book:
Imagine being in love with the same girl since you were ten years old, only to have her fall for your twin instead. This story is rocky.
It will rip you apart and possibly put you back together again.
I know this because it’s my story.
The pain and anguish experienced in this is what it was like to hold onto hope that some day we’d find each other again. I won’t sugar coat the details of what I went through to have her, nor will I apologize for any actions that led me right back into her life.
Sometimes love isn’t enough.
Sometimes it takes a little fate.
I didn’t read the first book in this series, and didn’t need to. I struggled with this book, for many, many reasons. Some of it was voice–Brooks tells his story of woo and woe, but he doesn’t sound like a young man. At all.
Part of it was content: I had trouble liking the characters. It seemed there was a lot of deception, which is off-putting to me. Throughout, I felt Brooks was a victim, and though I wanted him to have his HEA, the biggest impediment to getting his HEA was…himself.
Brooks Valentine is hopelessly in love with his next-door neighbor, Katy. She is his first everything. Shame she is also the first everything to his twin brother, Branch.
The whole time Brooks is miserable. His brother knows this, knows he loves Katy, and lies to keep Brooks and Katy apart. His parents know Brooks loves Katy. and, probably Katy knows Brooks loves her, but she listens to Branch’s lies.
Brooks joins the army to get away from them, but he returns home for their wedding. Which gets called off because Brooks fights the fight he should have had years before and he and Katy have their moment of glory…all night long. It’s a pretty brutal affair that leaves Brooks reeling on the verge of an Afghanistan deployment.When he returns home…more drama. More problems keeping Brooks from Katy.
Every time it seemed we’d reach a happy ending, another twist snapped loose and Katy, or Brooks, or both, was on the run. It wasn’t heart-tugging, for me. It was exhausting.
Interested? You can find LOVE SURVIVES on Goodreads, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.
About the Author:
Jennifer Foor is an award winning Contemporary Romance Author. She’s best known for the Mitchell Family Series, which includes ten books. She is married with two children and spends most of her time behind a keyboard, writing stories that come from her heart.
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Thanks for popping in, and keep reading my friends.