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This is a standalone novel but it’s worth reading the first one in the series, so that you get a rounder view and understanding of the key characters, as well as background information.
Ainsley and Mason have been friends since childhood, and Mason is pretty devoted to his ‘Nine’. He’s always there for her, even when he’s travelling to mysterious destinations on secret missions.
At the end of the first book, they cross the friendship line and things become a bit blurry for them. Mason has been scarred by his parents’ relationship. He fears loving and losing someone. He knows that Ainsley could be the one who could break him. He has no permanent home and he keeps himself distant from others.
Ainsley, even though she has suffered a traumatic and abusive love affair previously, is willing to take a chance on a relationship with her best friend. She’s impatient but loyal, caring, and gives 100% to those she loves.
I thoroughly enjoyed the chemistry and passion between the main characters – although sometimes I wanted to knock some sense into Mason! I loved that his head was telling him one thing to protect himself, but his heart was making him act in completely the opposite manner! The emotion between them in some scenes was really intense.
The banter between Ainsley’s brothers, JC and MJ, had me giggling! I love the relationship that the triplets have between them. Their solidarity is heartwarming, and makes me wish I had that relationship with my own siblings.
The one thing that really strikes me about this author’s style is that her characters are very real and very relatable. Fear, hurt, anger and love – everything they feel, you feel.
Really looking forward to the next book in the series.
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A.J. and Mason have been best friends for years, both of them fighting an attraction as they are scared to ruin their friendship. Mason doesn't know what a real relationship looks like and A.J. has only had her horrible one with Porter. Things between these two do not go so well at first, both of them hiding and fighting their attraction, but when A.J. finally relents its Mason that scares me in this book.
Mason wouldn't know what a real relationship or love looked like if it smacked him right in the face, so when things get heated between these two, its always him doing the freaking out. A.J. is surprisingly very understanding of Mason's issues and doesn't push him, but doesn't ignore how she feels about him.
Seeing Gabe and Chris dealing with Mason being in A.J's life as more than a best friend was quite hilarious. I absolutely adore these two and how protective they are of their baby girl. Then there is J.C. and M.J. who keep telling Mason that he better know what he's doing, and are extra protective of their sister as well.
Not only do these two have to figure out their relationship, but there's dealing with more of a mess that Porter brings to their lives, as well as everything else going on. I loved getting to see more of what Mason really does and seeing A.J. finally being happy and moving forward with her life.
These two are amazing together, the chemistry undeniable, the friendship and history beautiful, but my favorite was watching them move through their relationship and really figuring things out. It's not easy for either one of them, even though everyone knows they love each other, getting Mason to admit it is the difficult part. These two are meant for one another, but before they can figure it out a lot of things go down.
I didn't doubt that these two would figure their stuff out, but it was heartbreaking to watch them figure it out through this book. I adore these two characters, and all of the characters in this series, and couldn't be happier with how this book ended. I know there is more coming in this series, and more secrets that need to come out with M.J. and J.C but I'm thrilled with how A.J.'s story ended. This book is absolutely beautiful and a definite must read if you've read Unlike Any Other!
I was a little worried a few times throughout the book that her strength might falter and that she would give in to some of the pressures around her. I’m not going to tell you if she did or not but I will say this another classic Claudia book. It is full of emotion and these characters that have so many layers. I honestly wasn’t sure if AJ and Mason would make it to the end of this book or if we would have a continuation of their story in book 3 (I don’t read blurbs when I read a favorite author’s book, so I wasn’t sure what book 3 was about.)
Mason is a great hero. For a long time I don’t think AJ gave him the credit he deserved, she didn’t see him as the man he had become. In the first book she teases him a lot about being a gamer (computer) but she has no clue what he actually does. He is the kind of guy I would love to have behind me, always having my back.
I’m afraid if I go into too much more detail that I will be giving away things that aren't in the blurb, and we don't want to do that. I just want to explain these characters that I have grown to love so much. Beyond AJ, Mason, and her parents, I love her brothers. What one of us who has a brother (or two in my case) doesn’t know what it’s like to have their unmerciless teasing and unyielding loyalty. That relationship between these 3 in this series is very important and I loved the banter back and forth between the 3 of them.
Another 5 star read for me from Claudia. I loved this book and could not wait to get into book 3!
Well-written,emotional, and extremely engaging, the series continues with the focus on Aj and Mason. This love affair has been int he works for years... it only took one kiss three years ago to shake both of them up. It has been like a slow simmer that finally grew to a boil.
AJ is an interesting character. She is fragile because she has been through so much, yet inside she has the fortitude to survive and be independent. Having survived her life with Porter and losing a child has brought a new wisdom regarding relationships and love. Abused women do not walk away from an abusive relationship easily. In AJ's case, losing the baby and being abandoned by Porter made the difference. Through all of these low points, it is Mason who has been her constant, always being there for her and never asking for more than her friendship.
That is what Claudia Burgoa does through her writing. She entrances you. You are drawn into the characters and their lives. Her poignancy grabs you and doesn't let go.She writes with vigor and emotion. This style she creates with her recreation of the past in stories to help those in the present and with her characters being in the moment and being open to telling their thoughts. Her expressive way of writing keeps you intrigued and in the moment.
There is some danger and intrigue in this story as well. Porter is here causing some problems but in the end even if you don't want to you hope he gets better and finds stability and love.
MJ and JC are a hoot when together. The way they are written in this story will have you smile. JC you know is going through something and you feel such empathy for him and the jaw dropper at the end with him wow. These two are the loving sweet fun brothers who add support for both Nine (AJ) and Mason. They are the comic relief and the fixers when necessary.
Gabe and Chris are as loving supportive and amazing as ever. I love how they are towards Mason. They like him but when it comes to their daughter he is enemy number one.
The beauty of the story comes from AJ and Mason. Mason who has loved AJ since he was 8 and how he is scared of committment due to his parents pretentious divorce and what he went through with him. AJ and her wanting a fairy tale romance like Gabe and Chris's her dads.
When they give in to their feelings it starts out so sweet and fun. They make no labels and let it go where it may. Mason takes some heat from her brothers in a fun adorable way but mainly they are worried about him. They know he is scared and afraid that AJ is ready for more than he can handle. Chirs and Gabe are protective parents but it is sweet and a hoot to see.
This is a discover period for both AJ and Mason. They discover themselves and each other. MAson has always been there for AJ and always will be. HE does do some stupid things but he is new to the relationship deal so he is forgiven. I felt for him when his mom came that was too much and everyone but AJ knew the moment his stupidity hit what went down.
This was a sweet buildup from friendship to love. They didn't want to lose each other as friends so they went slow but AJ was ready before Mason and this tends to strain a few things. And scare demons into coming out to play.
Mason's romantic gestures at the end so so swoony. And her parents approval as well will have you smiling like the chesire cat. These two are meant to be together. Mason is the rock and AJ is the romantic. He is the ying to her yang. The story is their coming together and being not only friends but lovers. A wonderful showing of friends who are more and how they build the relationship and trust to become more.
Mason has known the Deckers FOREVER. His dad owns a security company that provides bodyguard and other services to the rich and famous – mostly celebrities and rock bands and such – and this is how Mason’s dad became friends with Gabe & Christian. So, when Mason was young, he spent a ton of time with the Decker triplets and became close to all of them. NOW YOU WON’T BE CONFUSED. #Yourewelcome.
I really enjoyed the connection between Ainse and Mason – and I loved how it grew even stronger as the book progressed. I was dying for Mason to just give it a chance and try it out with Ainse. It’s so clear to everyone else how Mason feels about her, but he just can’t get out of his own head to recognize his feelings. When they finally did get together it was incredibly sweet and adorable. I was giddy enough for both of them.
The passion and heat between the two characters was definitely enjoyable, and occasionally comical – especially when Ainse’s family tried to c@$kblock. The dynamic between the triplets was a nice addition to the story and I loved the family togetherness they had. There’s also the expected drama between the ex and Ainse – GET HIM, GIRL.
I go back and forth with this book because I really loved the story and grew to love the characters, but I didn’t always love they way that the story was presented – SO, it’s a hard one for me over here. The ending was satisfying in the ‘everything that I wanted to happen happened’ kind of way, even though I think it was a little presumptuous with how it all went down. Regardless, it left me pretty happy & it set up another book to come – so #win.
After much internal debate – this one gets a 3.5!
[I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review]
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