Thursday, 2 April 2015

Review ~ Effortless (The Breathless Series, #3) by Lynn Montagano

Effortless (The Breathless Series, #3)
eARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Release Date: February 12th 2015

Publisher: HarperImpulse

Everything in Lia Meyers’ life seems perfect. She’s made the move ‘across the pond’ to start a new life with the man of her dreams and is impressing her new bosses as the executive producer of a popular news magazine program.

Alastair Holden, the enigmatic Englishman who has Lia’s heart, puts her above all else, even at the expense of his billion-dollar worldwide media empire. Lia couldn’t be luckier, right?

But her lavish world of hearts and flowers soon turns upside down. Living under the white hot spotlight of the Holden family empire proves to be more complicated than she anticipated. She doesn’t know who to trust and questions the motives of her closest friends.

To make matters worse, Alastair begins to revert back to his closed off ways. When a life changing event thrusts him into chaos, Lia must decide if a diamond really is forever or if she should learn to cut her losses.

My Opinion

Although I have read all of the books in this series I will admit that it has never been one of my favourites. The narrative was what kept me reading but I've always felt there was something missing and disengaging whereby my attention drifted throughout the middle of the books. For that reason when I saw Effortless on NetGalley I was reading it more to find out was happened in the end. I wasn't that excited but I was curious.

Anyway, what I didn't expect was for it to engage me the way I did. For me this book is definitely the best in the series and I was surprised by how quickly I got through it.

It took me a while to get back into things and remember everything, but Effortless kept me hooked. There were a lot for emotions I could connect with in this book and somehow the author turned the characters into people I finally cared about. I didn't want to put this book down in the end and the narrative won me over.

I'm not sure why the other two books didn't work for me, but this book did. There wasn't one moment my attention wavered and I enjoyed the mix of playful flirting with the angst brought on by Alastair's past. I believed in his emotions and I thought Lia dealt with it well ... most of the time.

The only downside was that I would have liked a bit more resolve with these issues. Maybe an epilogue that took place a few years later to see his progress? I'm not saying the ending was bad, it resolved things and was satisfying I'd have just liked a tiny bit more detail.

Anyhow, overall this book was a pleasant surprise. I didn't go in expecting much but it kept me hooked and I'm glad things ended well.


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