college—until their relationship blew up, leaving Declan with more questions than answers.
As you know, I’m pretty picky when it comes to New Adult but I wanted to give this author a chance. I glad that I did. I really liked this book. Sure, sure, second chance romance in New Adult is pretty typical but Ms. Kelly gives it a fresh spin. What I mean by that is that there isn’t much angst. Which I hate. The book is told in the past and the present. You get the whole story. A fresh idea, I know. Especially in New Adult.
These two, Declan and Holly are meant to be together…forever. Too bad no one told Holly that. Having known each other since they were 14 and to their breakup, their journey to being back together is great. I liked how Declan really stepped it up in his pursuit of Holly once again. It’s not like she made him work for it but she is one stubborn lady. In that sense, I really wanted to scream at her. She still loved the guy but wouldn’t see past the miscommunication that broke them up in the first place.
Declan is hilarious. And frustrating. Having his friends help him win Holly back is good but I could have used a little less of it. It made him seem weak at times. But the pursuit…I loved it in the end. He’s not the perfect boyfriend but he’s still perfect for Holly. One of the big things in this book that I LOVED is the character growth that Holly and Declan go through. I know, it doesn’t happen too often in the genre but Ms. Kelly makes it work and swoon-worthy in the end.
Overall, I really liked Holly and Declan. Sage and Baxter are a hoot. Trust me on this one. Secondary characters that actually enhance the story, not bring it down. This is a stand-alone, too. Even if you don’t read New Adult, you would like this one. Swoon-worthy in the end and the angst is left at the door.
D. Kelly, author of The Acceptance Series, The Illusion Series, and standalone companion novels Chasing Cassidy and Sharing Rylee, was born and raised in Southern California. She’s a wife, mom, dog lover, taxi, problem fixer, and extreme multi-tasker. She married her high school sweetheart and is her kids’ biggest fan.Kelly has been writing since she was young and took joy in spinning stories to her childhood friends. Margaritas and sarcasm make her smile, she loves the beach but hates the sand, and she believes Starbucks makes any day better.
A contemporary romance writer, D. Kelly’s stories revolve around friendship and the bond it creates, strengthening the love of the people who share it. For all things D. Kelly, you can visit her website: http://www.dkellyauthor.com