{Review} Love So Right by Marquita Valentine


{Review} Love So Right by Marquita ValentineLove So Right by Marquita Valentine
Series: The Lawson Brothers #7
Publisher: Valentine Publishing LLC (Self-Published) on March 14, 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance (Adult)
Pages: 113

Our Rating

2 Stars

Apple McCoy has given up on love.
Preston Lawson has never given up on anything.

For years Preston Lawson has loved the beautiful and unattainable Apple McCoy from afar. Now he’s determined to make her his and he’s not going to let her fear of falling get in his way… until she bolts the morning after he finally gets her into bed.

Apple refuses to let any man get too close and Preston is no exception. She won’t allow herself to be seduced by the sexy bartender’s flirtatious smiles and bedroom eyes, which is exactly why she skips town for a much-needed vacation… only to run straight into Preston.

It’s not until they’re in paradise that she finally lets him in, eagerly succumbing to his persistent charms. But what happens when they return to Jessamine and reality sets in?

Will Apple shut him out once more, or will Preston be able to show her just how right they are together?

This book includes mature subject matter that may not be appropriate for readers under the age of 18.

Love So Right by Marquita Valentine

The Verdict:  It’s been a while since I’ve read anything in The Lawson Brothers series, but I enjoyed the previous books so much that I didn’t hesitate to grab this one on Amazon.  However, I soon found that it’s been so long that I didn’t really remember much about the characters, other than all the McCoy women had odd names.

Apple and Preston have been at odds forever, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have chemistry.  In fact, their constant bickering is more along the lines of the little boy pulling the girls’ hair on the playground at recess — he likes her.  Despite all the rumors in town, neither of them have been with anyone for so long that they’re a little rusty and a lot unsure.  But Preston is determined to get past Apple’s acerbic tongue and make her see him for the man he is — truly interested in a real relationship with her and unwilling to let her fears get in the way.

I’m not really sure what was missing, but Love So Right by Marquita Valentine didn’t really resonate with me.  While Apple was certainly one of the more intriguing secondary characters in the previous books in this series, I didn’t find her all that interesting in her own story.  She’d been burned by guys who were only after one thing in the past, guys who soon moved on to “better” women, and she’d pretty much stopped dating at all because of it.  Preston was likewise out of the game for a long time, allowing the townsfolk to gossip about his imaginary exploits, but not really putting himself out there to really fall for anyone.

Once he set his sights on landing Apple, he was completely forthright about his feelings and intentions, which is certainly a refreshing change for a romance novel.  Apple was predictably hesitant to trust him, but they both seemed to move past that pretty easily.  Sure, she had her doubts, and there were certainly some moments when she second-guessed everything — to the point of running out on him the morning after.  But he was easily able to drop everything and go after her in a grand gesture, and from then on out it was relatively smooth sailing.  The only conflict, other than their own hang-ups, was the McCoy women, who struck me as so ridiculous that I just couldn’t believe Apple even cared what they thought.

The McCoy women of the town were present in previous books, but in those stories, they just seemed like a gossipy bunch of hens who had nothing better to do than passive-aggressively belittle people.  In Love so Right, they seemed to be more of a mob who made decisions for everybody, and it was less of a dramatic conflict than a nuisance to read about.

I can’t say it’s a bad book, and perhaps if I’d read the previous books in the series more recently, I’d have enjoyed it more.  The writing was fine, but I never connected with the characters, and it seemed to lack whatever bit of magic had me raving about the previous books.  For whatever reason, Love So Right missed the mark for me.

The Breakdown
Cover Design
4 star rating
Plot & Pace
1 star rating
1 star rating
Style & Editing
3 star rating
Story Conclusion
2 star rating
Overall Rating 2 star rating

About Marquita Valentine

New York Times Bestselling Author, Marquita Valentine, writes sexy heroes that make you swoon and sassy heroines that make you laugh. She's the author of the bestselling contemporary romance series, Holland Springs, and the new adult romance series, Boys of the South.

Marquita met her husband aka Hot Builder at Sonic when they were in high school. She suggests this location to all of her single friends in search of a good man--and if that doesn't work, they can console themselves with cheesy tatertots. She lives in North Carolina in a very, very small town with Hot Builder and their two children.

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