I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Be With Me by Samantha Young
Series: Adair Family #4
on July 12, 2022
Genres: Adult Contemporary Romance
Source: the author
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It was the friends-with-benefits proposition he never saw coming…
While Arran Adair might have followed the call of wanderlust in his younger years, it isn’t the reason he stayed away from Ardnoch. Home now, desperate to put the sins of his past behind him, and rebuild his life in the Scottish Highlands, Arran could never have predicted Eredine Willows. The Ardnoch Estate Pilates instructor is a complicated mystery and one Arran can’t help but want to solve.
Eredine has spent the last eight years hiding in Scotland and building walls between her and the people she cares about. Arran is the first Adair who doesn’t treat her as if she’s fragile and demands a genuine friendship. Yet, the attraction sizzling between them is undeniable. So when she realizes she trusts him, Eredine surprises them both by offering Arran one night of no-strings passion.
Arran knows one night will inevitably lead to a desire for more and he’s willing to stay by Eredine’s side for as long as it takes to convince her there’s something real between them. However, just when Arran thinks they might build a future together, Eredine’s past returns to stalk her. And Arran won’t just have to battle her demons to keep them together. He’ll need to battle his own.
This is the first one in the series where the age difference isn’t so big it seems. At least this time the man is not way older. While I did love the other stories so far, that was one thing that wasn’t my favorite about them. Arran is definitely the brother I might want most out of all of them. He had something in his past he was still holding onto that was very much something I didn’t expect, as well as tragic, but in the end easily overcome. But other than that, he was just about perfect. Eredine’s past was one that I’d been wondering about since we met her in the first book. It wasn’t quite what I expected, and I like the way the author fed us the little bits and pieces and how it all fit together.
Another thing I loved is how I was kept on the edge of my seat till the very end. There was one big event that happened, and I thought, well, we might be close enough to the end that it can all be the HEA now, but then another thing happened, and I felt the same way again! I won’t tell you if anything else happened after that. You need to read it! I’m now excited to read the current Hollywood brother, Brodan’s book.