My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book brought all the feels! It’s definitely my favourite in the Aster Valley series so far and one of my most favourite books from Lucy full stop.
There’s something just really beautiful about a friendship which turns to the kind of unshakeable forever love that I am sure many people dream about and here we get that with Jules and Parker.
I won’t go into the hows of the narrative, only to say that everything unfolded in a way which felt organic and authentic to me as I was reading it.
We’ve met both men before in the previous books but only in passing and we had a greater glimpse into Julian than Parker but I have to say, I fell for both men big time.
Jules has become the master of hiding his true feelings for Parker, while he’s a jovial giant who not only thinks the best of everyone but wants to always be there for everyone. Which is how he’s ended up almost getting married to a woman he loves, but isn’t in love with.
I also very much appreciated that there’s no bad villainous behaviour on the part of Erin either. She’s not an evil woman, a horrible ex, she’s just a confused and perhaps tad selfish young woman who doesn’t really know what she wants from life.
With guest appearances from all the rest of the Aster Valley usual suspects, this really is a joyous reading experience and one that I couldn’t put down.
It’s as steaming hot as a Lucy read usually is too, perhaps more so as Parker is very much all in for exploring his growing sexual feelings for Julian 💗
Loved it! And don’t forget to grab the free 12k novella which is linked at the end because you get another ridiculously sweet romance from a couple of the characters you meet here!
#ARC kindly received from the author via Social Butterfly PR in return for an honest and unbiased review