How’s your week going on so far? I have been reading and I have some reviews that I’m working on for you guys. So you will be able to read a lot of reviews, that aren’t just from Blog Tours, this month.
Today I bring you a review of “Aftereffects” written by L.J. Greene, and published on October 8th 2018. This is a Contemporary Romance, and adult novel, that is part of the ‘A Ripple Effects Series‘ as the third book in the series.
I want to thank Giselle, at Xpresso Book Tours, and L. J. Greene for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and by being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book.
What could be more terrifying than falling in love with the person who is your good place? Maybe realizing just a smidge too late that there can be dire consequences to becoming your best friend’s lover.
The lives of Keir Stevens and Selene Georgiou serendipitously collide mid-span on San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, one jarring step ahead of fate. He’s a temporary transplant from Seattle; she’s facing the biggest career opportunity of her life. They have no notion of the common thread that connects them.
As they come to discover they share a similar adversity, their relationship evolves from a fun and frivolous infatuation with nowhere to go into a true friendship with sincerity, humor, and respect at its heart.
It’s awfully hard not to fall in love with that – even if you’re pretty darn certain you shouldn’t.
But when love and friendship suffer their own devastating collision – their interests brutally conflicting – the consequences of blurring the lines between the two suddenly become real. In the end, which one will be the stronger? And more importantly, can either survive?
AFTER EFFECTS is a standalone dual POV adult contemporary romance about the things we choose in life out of all the things that are beyond our choosing – a tale of love and friendship, of time and how we spend it, and of the inner wars that ultimately show us what really matters.
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This is the first book I have read of L. J. Greene, and although it’s the third in the series, I didn’t feel that made any negative impact in my opinion and understanding of this book, in fact, it makes me want to go read the other two books as soon as I can.
This was an emotional story. There are a lot of aspects I love in this book, and that in some ways I can relate. First let me tell you about the characters. I loved that the book had a dual point of view, I feel like that opened my understanding of the characters and made the story stronger, in this case, since it was a Friends to Lovers romantic plot.
Then there is that romantic plot aspect. Friends to Lovers is always something I find intriguing in a book. It makes me wonder because of some past experiences. And I could understand what they were feeling in the “taking a chance” decision. I ended up not taking any chances at all, because I truly believed it was a one sided love. And since he didn’t take a chance on me either… I may have done the right thing. But the wondering still goes through my mind sometimes. Anyway, I could connect with them because of that.
Then, of course, were the amazing way the characters were written in this story. They felt real. I felt empathy and seeing how their feeling develop and how their relationship progressed into meeting to friends to lovers was fantastic. Keir was charming, funny, determined, intelligent and sexy. Selena was an amazing female character since she was driven, funny, smart and strong. Of course, they felt real because not only could I see the qualities, I could see their faults, insecurities and demons, and that just made them two amazing characters.
Overall, I loved the book. It’s a book I recommend to everyone, not only as an escape from real world, but also just to enjoy a good love story that touches hearts and make us wonder about our personal lives, because of the connection we may get and feel. And to me, seeing their love blossoming and their relationship making them be the support system they need to deal with all the demons and problems in their lives was perfect for the all storyline and felt real.
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