Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Random Release & Review . . . With the First Goodbye by Len Webster

It's time to say GOODBYE. With the First Goodbye by Len Webster is now LIVE EVERYWHERE!
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Bros before hoes or so the saying goes.
However, Maxwell Sheridan threw that saying out the window the minute he hooked up with his best friend, Alex’s, poisonous ex. The moment he slept with her, he was hooked. Sloppy seconds was not his style, but she was a cruel addiction he couldn’t overcome. He thought his days of betraying his best friends were behind him. But Max learnt the hard way that history had a way of repeating itself.
That was until one moment on a bridge would change it all.
Josephine Faulkner is struggling. Mentally, physically, and emotionally. Life has caused her to grow up. Gone are the wild days, black hair, and dating men her ambassador father would never approve of. But juggling work and life has meant that university hasn't been high on her priority list.
When Maxwell Sheridan finds her on a bridge, dropping small stones into the lake, a friendship and connection between them blooms.
He offers to tutor her. She offers him her compassion.
But their undeniable attraction and friendship will be tested.
And her name… Andrea Wallace.
**My Review**
4 stars
I liked that the book opened to a bit of drama and angst, at a wedding reception, of all places. I liked that Max was coming to terms with all his faults and attempting to be a better man. The story flowed pretty well, but was slow at times. It seemed like Max and Jose went in circles for far too long, but it gave credit to their developing relationship (or friendship...). I loved how sweet Max was (side note, I loved how funny Stella's boyfriend was) and hated that he constantly tormented himself.
The thing that bothered me the most about this book was how involved the characters from previous series were. It's not that they took over Max and Josephine's story, it's just that I haven't read any of the previous books (was informed I didn't have to in order to follow the story) and I had no clue who all these people were. I got the idea that there were five guys who were friends and they were all somehow connected through girlfriend or wives, but I honestly think it'd be better to read the other stories to better follow who characters are and what their significance is. Granted, it didn't completely take away from the story, it was just annoying (& somewhat confusing) in the beginning.
Overall, I enjoyed the book and will gladly go back and read the others in the series.
**I received an ARC and reviewed voluntarily.**
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About Len Webster:
Len Webster is a romance-loving Melburnian with dreams of finding her version of ‘The One.’ But until that moment happens, she writes. Having just graduated with her BBusCom from Monash University, Len is now busy writing her next romance about how a boy met a girl, and how they fell completely and hopelessly in love.
She is also not a certified explorer, but she’s working on it.

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