Saturday, 16 July 2016

ARC Review ~ Until Harry by L.A. Casey

Until Harry
eARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Release Date: July 19th 2016

Publisher: Montlake Romance

He was my best friend, my best not-really-big-brother, and my best protector.

He was my best everything.

He was mine.

Coming home is hard for Lane. Hard because Harry, her beloved uncle, has died suddenly, but also because of him. Kale.

Kale Hunt has been her best friend since childhood. But it was never that simple. He was Lane’s reason for leaving home and moving to New York. Seeing him with someone else, in love with someone else, shouldn’t have hurt. But it did. It really, really did. So she upped sticks and left, started a new life and cut herself off from her past.

But now she’s back, and all the feelings are right there. As if she had never left.

Emotions are running high for everyone, and tragedy has a funny way of bringing people together. But is Lane reading the signs right? Are they still just friends, or is there something more?

My Opinion

This is the second L A Casey book I've read now. If I'm brutally honest, I didn't engage with her writing style in Dominic. She wrote with an Irish accent, which drove me so nuts that I couldn't enjoy the story. That was the reason I decided to take a chance on Until Harry. It wasn't her stories that put me off and I took the chance she wouldn't write with the same accented voice since this is a different family. I'm glad I did and gave Casey a second chance. I enjoyed this book so much more than Dominic.

Until Harry is a gentle and touching read. It's more contemporary than romance, whereby the Lane and Kale have to find themselves again after a series of losses. The death of Uncle Harry brings Lane back home from America to York and in doing so forces her to reconnect with her family, and also face everything she left behind with her best friend and love of her life Kale. With some cruel truths, their future isn't certain and they have to fight if they're ever going to forgive each other.

Overall, this was a good read. The switch between past and present kept me hooked and it flowed well. I couldn't stop reading, and although the romance isn't the main focus or entirely happy throughout the whole book, it was moving and real. Things weren't perfect, Lane and Kale's lives were messy, and they both made bad decisions, but their life was interesting.

I'd definitely recommend this.


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