Ummm. So yeah this didn’t work for me.
Story was a 3. I really could have done without this EPA drama and had a book solely about the wedding but that’s just me. I found myself skimming a lot. Oh and did you know Lucas and his niece look just alike?? Like wow. Not sure I heard that enough. I’m worried the future book will be similar. Family dramalama with less about the boys.
The boys were a 4. I missed Jude, Ian and Hollis which is why this is not a 5. Their presence was definitely missed. I could have also used some additional tender moments at the reception in lieu of another round of hot sex. Phew. Toasts, dancing and that hug between Snow and Andrei. Yep...that I needed.
Book an average of 3.5.
Anyway, I love these guys and their “Unbreakable Bond”. But for me it’s time to say goodbye and let these guys live on in my head.
“What are we having?”
Hollis reached out and lifted the lid on the tureen. The fragrance that filled the room made him grin. Chicken, egg, and lemon. Avgolemono Soup.
“Because I couldn’t ask you to make the best version, I asked Jude where I could find the second best. He said his mother and she happily offered to make this for us today.” He ladled the soup into their bowls and pulled out Ian’s chair. After he sat, Hollis put his hands on Ian’s shoulders and squeezed. “I’m sure this is wonderful, but I’m partial to yours. I felt so rotten the day we first met, and you walked up to me and handed me this soup. You have no idea what it meant to me. That day changed my life. I sat alone in my house that night with my head cold and your soup. When I went to bed, I dreamed of you.”
Who would have thought Holly would be the most romantic of the bunch, but I do believe he is.
“I’m not that boy anymore, Banner.”
“I know,” Hollis breathed into his hair as he wrapped his arms around him. “I really do know that. But that boy was you and someone hurt him and it broke my heart. It still breaks my heart and makes me want to show you nothing but love for the rest of your life.”
Absolutely loved these two. ❤️❤️❤️