Monday, December 14, 2015

Review: Whatever It Takes by L.E. Bross

Title: Whatever It Takes
Author: L.E. Bross
Series: Book Two in the Second Chances Series
Published By: Pocket Star (December 14, 2015)
Source: An ARC Copy Was Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
My Rating: 4 Stars!


Book Description:
Tess is burdened with a responsibility she’s not quite sure she can handle, and Ryan is determined to save her from it—if she ever stops pushing him away—in this sexy follow-up to Right Where You Are, the first new adult novel in the captivating Second Chances series.

Tess is a lot of things. Strong. Independent. Determined. Completely overwhelmed by the responsibilities of being her little brother’s caretaker. But she can handle it. She has to. Because there’s no way in hell she’s letting anyone else raise Noah.

Ryan’s happy with a life on cruise control. He has no intention of tying himself down. That road only leads to heartbreak, a lesson he learned the hard way when he was fifteen. So why can’t he stay away from the one woman who broke his heart?

Tess knows exactly why Ryan keeps popping up right when she needs the most help: He’s got a hero complex big enough to save Cinderella. But Tess isn’t that girl, and she refuses to let him be part of her life. Not even when Noah takes a liking to him. Not even when they kind of, maybe, hook up.

Not even when she starts to fall for him…







This is my second read by Bross in almost as many months and I have to say, she knows how to write, sweet, fun, and even emotional reads that are great for a long weekend when you just want to get away without having to leave the comfort of home. 

This book hit me in the feels. It was so hard not to fall in love with all of them, sweet little Noah, good hearted Ryan and hard working, loyal Tess, I even liked grumpy Pops, all the characters were just so much fun and so darn endearing. 

I connected right from the beginning with Tess and Noah and knew that after what their father put them through and was still trying to put them through, I wanted to see them get their happily ever after, desperately. 

And of course that is where Ryan walks in. He too was an amazing character, swoon worthy, loyal, and just downright good. It is hard not to fall in love with a man that takes care of his pops and loves kids as much as he did plus, okay, I'm a sucker for these type of romances. The slow burn we were once lovers and now are something else romances. 

And of course the added bonus was getting to see Avery and Seth from the first book. I truly love it when authors give us that peek into characters from other books, it is just so much fun and so nice to see where they are and what is going on with them and hoping they are still getting their HEA as well. 

Overall this was a fast read that I quickly devoured in just a few hours that is full of all of the good stuff romance junkies like me adore and crave.





*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

36 comments:

  1. oh my goodness!! This sounds right up my alley. I love those wonderful romances that give great emotion.

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  2. It sounds like a great romance there mainly with the connection between the characters!

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    1. It was a slow burn one which for me, are always good. ;)

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  3. I love sweet reads such as this. Glad it was enjoyable!

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  4. I haven't heard of this author before, but I'll check her out! Always looking for good romances to read when I'm in the doldrums and need a pick-me-up!

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    1. That is when I love reading them most as well. ;)

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  5. Oh I absolutely love when I connect with and fall in love with all the characters and sometimes I do need a couch getaway. Great Review! It's now on my list and yes Santa I've been good, well, pretty good ;) xo

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    1. LOL. I'll make sure and put in a good word with Santa for you Debbie. :P

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  6. This sounds absolutely wonderful, Ali! I love a book that can punch me in the feels! Ryan sounds like a perfect love interest! I can tell I will adore him.
    I'm going to need to pick up a book by the author. That's two that you loved by her! :)
    Great review, Ali!

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    1. I liked this one more than her first so definitely try this one. ;)

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  7. It is the season for cozy decadent romances. I love it too when other characters makes cameos, it's almost like catching up with old friends

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  8. Oooo I like the sound of this one Ali! This especially has me sold:

    "she knows how to write, sweet, fun, and even emotional reads that are great for a long weekend when you just want to get away without having to leave the comfort of home."

    That's what I'm always looking for in my reads! Yes to spending a weekend couch-bound:)

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    1. Thanks Jenny, I hope you enjoy this one as well if you decide to try it!

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  9. Oh that sounds like it would hit the spot. I'm going to have to try them out in 2016.

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  10. I have been enjoying some nice sweet romances lately, and this sounds like one I could add to my list.

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  11. A book with the feels definitely sounds good. Glad you enjoyed!

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  12. I love fast reads with lots of feels!! I'm glad you enjoyed this one. Looks good. :)

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  13. I like companion novels where you see the couples/characters from previous novels. :) Glad you enjoyed this one!!

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  14. Oh I don't do many contemps but you have me thinking about this one. I need to at lest try one of her books. I love the sound of the characters in this one.

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    1. I love them, especially this time of year and she is a good one to try. :D

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  15. I know a majority of readers are fans of bad boys, but I just REALLY love the good ones myself. This sounds great! So glad to see you enjoyed it so much. :)

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  16. The characters sounds great. I would read this.

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  17. This sounds like it would be something I would like if I wasn't buried in books I have to read right now for the end of December and first half of January. Maybe someday : ) Nice review!

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    1. Maybe when things calm down for you it would be a good one to try. ;)

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  18. Sometimes sweet and ones that grab you emotionally ar perfect for cold winter afternoons.

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