Love conquers all? Not likely, according to Sara Thornton. She’s spent eight years coming to terms with the new parameters of her life while resigning herself to the idea that “happily ever afters” are best left to fairytales. Sales manager for her successful real estate office and juggling an added element of responsibility she never thought she’d face, Sara continues to struggle with the men in her life. Love, for her, has only meant hurt, broken trust and anger; all of which she’s completely banished from her life, so she claims.
Jack Gordon has come a long way since his early days of obsession with Sara. As the general manager of Stewart Realty, his own level of responsibility for the well-being of others has ramped up. He’s even honed his caretaking skills, now that he has someone who loves him unconditionally.
Continuing to invest effort and rebuild their relationship, he and Sara grow close as friends. Despite this, his ultimate question remains unanswered; the one he keeps asking, no matter how many times she says no. Sara isn’t prepared for the keen focus of his need–to have her back, once and for all. Her stubborn resistance nearly rips both lives apart
The epic third book to The Realtors series, Closing Costs brings Jack and Sara truly full circle. Proving that the heat of lust and obsession; the need for control and to be mastered in many areas of life can lead to love — surprising you when you least expect it – if you will only allow it.
OH.MY.GOSH…the perfect ending for an imperfect couple. That really about sums it up. Liz wrote a fantastic trilogy about two imperfect people that were perfect for each other. From their meeting in Floor Time to the end of Closing Costs, the emotions from both Jack and Sara for each other have been from one end of the spectrum to complete other end. Their journey was emotional, heartfelt and at times, heartbreaking.
From the beginning of Jack and Sara’s story to the end (for now), it has never been easy. Real love is never easy. Between miscommunication, pride, their own issues within themselves, I have always felt the love that they had for own another. When Sara ends up being a mother, she only sees her daughter and no one else. Jack has grown since the last time we saw him. He is determined to be a part of Sara’s daughter’s life and its not easy. Sara is still afraid to love Jack and fully commit to him.
I simply loved Closing Costs. It is a beautifully written conclusion to an epic story about two stubborn people in love with each other and the ups and downs that come with “real” relationships. Ms. Crowe writes “real” romance with “real” people and it shows. You can feel the emotions and cry/laugh/sigh/get mad with them. That is what great story-telling is all about. And no, I didn’t throw my Nook this time.
Please don’t miss out the last chapter for Jack and Sara. It is best read in order and be prepared to cry, laugh and get mad but only to cheer them on for their happy ending.
5 Harlie’s and a definite recommended read