Read my reviews of previous books in the Room For Love series:
Reckless (#1) | Heartless (#2) | Faultless (#3) | Fearless (#4) | Limitless (#5) | A Very Messy Motel Brothers Wedding (#5.5)
I was incredibly honored to be one of the few people to read this book before its surprise release. What makes it even more special is that this pairing was my favorite from the “original” series. Levi and James (from Heartless) are not a couple that will appeal to everyone, but they are one of my favorites by this author. I was certainly not mad to get more story about them. So many romance stories end with the happily ever after, but life doesn’t stop there, and I’m always intrigued by what happens after the curtains close.
In this instance, James and Levi are (mostly) solid in their relationship. However, the rest of the world isn’t stagnant, and though the book might center on this primary pairing, it’s also a bit about all of the Motel brothers and even the greater town of Cherry Creek—especially since changes are coming for all of them. James and Levi both have more power than they expect regarding both of these situations, but it’s up to them to take those steps. Throw in their vastly nontraditional version of love, add a dash of power exchange, and this book is a recipe for drama.
As much as I love the fascinating dynamic between James and Levi, I also enjoyed this further glimpse into the unexpectedly soft relationship between Levi and his almost-brother-in-law Cameron. It reminds me greatly of the interactions between my spouse and my much-younger sister and shows that Hawthorne has a fantastic grasp of interpersonal relationships beyond the romantic.
The way these characters love isn’t for everyone, but the love itself definitely is. I was thrilled by this return to Cherry Creek, and I already know that I’ll be returning to this story in the future.
Disclaimer: I received a digital review copy of this book from the author.