Despite everything she thought she knew, Winter fell in love, and she fell hard. Living with the security of Cade’s unconditional devotion for the past two years has been a welcome reprieve from the decades of loneliness that came before him.
So when he pops the question, she says yes. Of course she does. But two years isn’t long in the grand scheme of things, and certainly not enough time to erase the memories of the past.
Sometimes, even the greatest love can’t silence fears.
Our Love Unhinged is the final novella in the Reluctant Hearts series, and is best enjoyed after reading books 1-3 in the series.
♥ Quick Thoughts and Rating: 5 shining stars! The truth of the matter is that I will never be ready to say goodbye to this cast of characters, but Walsh couldn’t have given them a more perfect farewell if she tried. This was everything I wanted a conclusion of this series to be and so much more than I ever thought to ask for in such a short novella. Amazing, as always!
Brighton wraps her writing and characters in heart and tender vulnerability with a bonus of sizzling sexiness in this final installment of the Reluctant Heart series. It’s definitely one you don’t want to miss out on.
♥ Review: This review will be short and sweet just like this book. Once again, Walsh has managed to pack so much into such a tiny number of pages. The gang is all back together again in this final installment where one couple has the ultimate happy ever after moment, but we get a very satisfying conclusion to the direction our other couples are headed in. In this novella, I laughed, I cried, and I clutched my chest in moments because of how effortlessly the author will tug at your heartstrings. In this poignant glimpse in those all-important moments of saying yes to a proposal to walking down the aisle and saying “I do!” and all those minutes in-between, Brighton touched my heart one final time with these characters. I was amazed at how much this group has grown as the series developed and while saying goodbye to them will always feel a touch bittersweet, Walsh couldn’t have made it any better of a sendoff than she did. Plus, that epilogue totally gave me all the feels and it was wonderful to see her character come full circle.
♥ Teaser Quote: I highlighted so much, but I finally settled on this.
I don’t know how I got lucky enough to call this man mine, but I did. Somehow, despite my childhood and all the baggage that comes along with it, I did. And I’m done questioning it. I’m done living my life perched on the cliff of a bunch of what ifs. I’m ready to start the rest of our lives together, right now. No fear. No questioning. No uncertainty.
– quote taken from Our Love Unhinged at 66%
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♥ Rec It? Without a doubt, yes! In fact, I recommend this whole companion series from start to finish. This series is by far my favorite cast of any of the New Adult genre, and potentially my favorite of all time. I’ve been in love with them, wept with them, struggled with them (ahem…got a little hot and bothered with them…) as their relationships and friendships have continued to grow and evolve throughout the whole series.
But more than that–and pardon me because I’m about to get more than a little sappy here–it’s because of this series that I’ve found a mentor, a cheap therapist, and new lifelong bestie that’s better than I ever could have hoped to find. This all started with two words from me to her that grew into what became Cade and Winter’s story and now it’s grown into hundreds of thousands of texts, new plot bunnies, conversations over BBQ and cupcakes, and loads of shared memories. I’ll always love these characters for who they are and the stories they told, obviously, but they’ll always hold a special place in my heart because they gave me the author as a friend. (I’m not a blubbering mess right now, you are.)
♥ A very special thanks to Brighton Walsh for providing me with an e-copy of this title.
*Disclaimer: A copy of this title was gifted by the author for participating in her cover reveal. However, that did not influence this review in any way. All thoughts, quotes, and opinions will be of this version and not of the published edition.
Full of giggles, flails, snark and Southern endearments. Avid Reader. Lover of swoony boys, kickass heroines, yummy kissing scenes, and pretty prose.
I like to draw hearts in the sky (eternal optimist) and wish on stars (forever dreamer). Documentaries, sweet tea, sleep, and brightly colored knee-socks are a few of my favorite things. ♥
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