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Make it Last
In a small town, it’s hard to recover from being dumped by your high school sweetheart. That’s just what Briana has to do after Colin leaves her to follow his dreams. She focuses her energy into her friendships and the pursuit of her own goal of becoming a chef. Just when she finally feels like she’s on the right path, he comes back to town.
Colin knew breaking up with Briana before leaving for college was the right thing to do. He was determined to leave small-town life behind forever, and that included his high school girlfriend. But when a sports injury puts him on the sidelines, he’s forced to return home. Seeing Briana again brings back a lot of memories, and Colin wonders if he made the right decision. It doesn’t take long for him to realize he wants her back, and this time, he wants to make it last.
I Choose You
Up until now, Nicole’s life has been mapped out for her. She’d go to college, marry Jake and become the upstanding minister’s wife. When she leaves that life to begin again in a small town in Texas, she finally has the freedom to live as she chooses. There, she meets Kent, a guy whose charm and passion make it hard to stick to her morals.
Dodging his father’s fists and protecting his twin sister made Kent into the man he is today. He learned by watching his mother stay by his father’s side that it’s better to keep relationships simple. Then he meets Nicole. Her sweet smile and genuine response to him land like punches to his resolve. After a lifetime of learning to protect his heart, can he finally let down his guard?
Trust In Me
Roni’s dreams of becoming a contemporary dancer were smashed under the brutal rage of her ex-husband’s fists. Getting divorced and starting over at the age of twenty-two was never her plan, but maybe in Texas, she’ll find her path. When the town’s local player, Rich, opens a Rec Center, she sees a way to rekindle her dancing dreams…and maybe have a little fun with her sexy new boss.
Rich never expected to fulfill his dreams in the town he planned to leave behind, but that’s just what he’s doing. His reputation as a noncommittal ladies’ man might make it challenging to earn respect in the business world, but he’s willing to prove that he’s serious. In fact, when it comes to pursuing Roni, he’s more than willing. But she’s taking a page out of his book, not wanting to risk another relationship. Can he convince her that his playboy days are over and that she can trust him with her heart?
I recently started reading the Friends & Lovers Trilogy in an attempt to get ready for the newest release, Trust In Me. I sat down yesterday and started reading from book 1 and couldn’t put them down. As always, I have a favorite out of the bunch and that is the latest book. I loved Rich from the first time we met him and just kept falling for him more and more. Where he was seen as a playboy, I knew in my heart that he was a good guy and just needed the right girl to make him shine. Roni was that girl. She is troubled and has a history to deal with but Rich is the perfect guy to help her along.
I wasn’t super fond of Kent and Nicole’s story. I found Nicole to be a bit too spoiled for my liking. It says that she gave up her parent’s dreams for her and moved on her own but it is evident that she still has some of their beliefs in money when she goes back to see them. Brianna and Collin were a great pair and one that I really did enjoy. I liked how much they grew as the stories progressed. Being together seemed just right for them both.
At the end of the trilogy, Bethany Lopez gives you a surprise ending for each book/couple. I LOVED this! This truly was what made these books for me. With the end of each one, I knew I wanted more from the characters. Those extra endings really helped to clarify where they ended up and what is going to happen with them. I become way too emotionally involved with characters to not have it all wrapped up at the end.
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About Bethany Lopez
Bethany Lopez was born in Detroit, Michigan, and grew up in Michigan and San Antonio, Texas. She went to High School at Dearborn High, in Dearborn, Michigan, which is where she has set her Young Adult series. She is married and has a blended family with five children. She is currently serving in the United States Air Force as a Recruiter in Los Angeles, California. She has always loved to read and write and has seen her dream realized by independently publishing her novels through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.
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