Hmmmm, what to say. Each book is very different, but have the essential romance parts, including hawt sexy times! Jet & Hannah’s story revolves around an unknown son by Hannah’s cousin & Jet. Lots of family dynamics over custody with well written tertiary characters to fill out the story. How they fall in love is beautiful with so many small steps. A good glimpse into the question of who to be loyal to: blood relatives or friends who treat you like family (a no- brained to me, but Hannah shows the psychological reasons of why someone would choose an unhealthy relationship with blood)
Tulsa’s romance echoes his personality- lots of fun! He & Nikki are well matched which is essential for longevity for them. Conflict centers more around the 3 band dynamics rather than themselves plus the age old, brother won’t approve because he’s a man whore.
River & Stella’s story is truly heartbreaking. Their history affects so much. This is the weakest book, IMO. I understand why Stella wouldn’t listen to him 5 years ago, but to avoid it now seems immature and childish. How do you NOT listen to the love of your life when they break your heart? Why did it take sooooo long to have that conversation? I rarely complain about sexy times, but half of this book is one sex scene after another. Her situation with the debt is an interesting plot point, well conceived with the details. But again, why does the h have to do something so stupid when she has an army backing her?
Last, Ridge (Dave) & Meadow. A lot of readers may not understand her reluctance to have a relationship because of the economical imbalance between them as well as her Need to prove herself. I perfectly understand as I made the same mistakes, without waking up in time. I cringed watching her continue to not truly trust. But it’s hard to trust when you’ve never had it in your life. It takes years of experience of being able to trust yourself and your ability to stand independently before you can trust someone to take care of you without repercussions. Again, I applaud the writing being so in tune with the thoughts and feelings of a real person experiencing this story and bringing it to life with words.
Since I read the Resistance series first, it was nice to see the gang again and their individual influences on these brothers!