I received this book for free from Wildfire Marketing PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Best of Us by Kennedy Fox
Series: Love in Isolation #2
on December 1, 2020
Genres: Adult Contemporary Romance
Source: Wildfire Marketing PR
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We definitely had the inkling that this was going to happen from the end of the first book in the series, The Two of Us. Now, even though that first book ended the story AFTER all this crazy pandemic we’re dealing with, I don’t know I guess maybe I still thought we’d get a bit of that in this book? However what we do get about the pandemic is that Ryan was a doctor during all of it and is dealing with the aftermath of having been through all of that while being in the field. We got to see how it was going for him a little in the last book since that was his sister Cami.
For this one Ryan gets stuck in the same cabin from the first book but with his sister Cami’s best friend, Kendall. Kendall has always seemed like a spoiled brat to Ryan, but that’s partly because he didn’t take the time to get to know her in the past. Stuck in the cabin with no power and then even when that comes back on, the roads are blocked by snow, they have lots of time to get to know each other. Kendall takes the time to also try to break through the wall that Ryan keeps up. His relationships in the past haven’t worked because of how much he works, or is it that he worked so much because those relationships didn’t mean enough to him? That they weren’t THE ONE.
While the story wasn’t bad, I just wasn’t as swept into the story as much as I usually am with this author duo’s books. I felt there was a lot of what I know I’m guilty of in my own writing, a lot of telling instead of showing. A lot of being in their heads. And while I love when the authors keep the sex there all through the book instead of one or two scenes and then the rest are fade away, there were times the sex in this book just seemed a little over the top or out of character or just didn’t fit for me. Words they said, things they did, just seemed a little off. And then the ending, it seemed to keep going and keep going, and maybe a few more epilogue type chapters than I really needed. However, that final one was needed to set up the next book.
Even with my problems with this story, I’m still excited for the next book in the series, and look forward to reading about Kendall’s sister and her romance.
Oh yeah, the names of the characters messed with me a bit too, because there is a romance author named Kendall Ryan.
Meet Kennedy Fox:
Brooke Cumberland and Lyra Parish are a duo of romance authors who teamed up under the USA Today pseudonym, Kennedy Fox.
They share a love of Hallmark movies & overpriced coffee. When they aren’t bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas.
One day in 2016, they decided to collaborate under a pseudonym and have some fun creating new characters that’ll make you blush and your heart melt.
Happily ever afters guaranteed!
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