by Lauren Accardo
Forever Adirondacks - Book 3
Release Date: January 25, 2022
Reviewed by PJ
Denny Torres needs a break. After a series of embarrassments on and off the field, the Adirondacks provide the perfect hideout for his new, quiet, post-football life. The fresh mountain air is a welcome balm for his soul, but what’s even more soothing? The sexy, sweet touch of fellow Pine Ridge newcomer Bethany Jones. If only she planned to stay....
Bee does not have time for a hunky former athlete—no matter how good he looks shirtless. Her artistic ambitions are in ruins, her brother is a disaster, and while Pine Ridge has its charms, the small town is nothing more than a pit stop on her way to getting back on track. Bee’s just going to ignore the fact that when Denny offers her the chance to channel her creative energy into redesigning his house, she finds herself building the home—and the life—of her dreams.
With their time together coming to an end, Denny will have to move quickly to prove he can be the man Bee needs. Who better than a defensive back to knock down those walls?
I've been looking forward to this book since the moment Denny Torres hit the page earlier in the series. Happy to say he lived up to all of my expectations. I adored him.
I enjoy complex, multi-layered characters at a crossroads in their lives. Accardo gives readers that with both Denny and Bee. While on the surface Denny appears to have everything, he is actually a roiling ocean of emotion and uncertainty, dealing with familial expectations and unsure of his next steps. Bee knows exactly what her next steps will be...until a call from her brother changes everything. Now she's in Pine Ridge, decorating Denny's new home, re-earning the money she needs to take those next steps, and maybe building a new version of herself along the way. Neither of them expected love to enter the equation.
Accardo has once again created a story, and characters, who reeled me in and kept me invested from start to finish. I love the small community so vividly depicted in this series and the characters who float in and out of all three books, adding to the richness of the stories without detracting from the main couple. I enjoyed the extra layers incorporated into the book, such as the teen book club that causes push back from some parents, the lessons Denny learns - and teaches - during his interactions with the high school football team, and the growth Bee experiences in finally confronting long-held fears. These two challenge each other, open one another's eyes to new possibilities, help each other heal emotionally, and let's not forget their chemistry. So good.
Bold Love is my favorite book in a really good series. I highly recommend it. This book can be enjoyed on its own but because of intersecting characters and storylines, I think the series is best enjoyed by reading the three books in order.
Have you read any of the books in the Forever Adirondacks series?
Are you a football fan? Who's your pick in the Super Bowl?
Denny and Bee have some interesting encounters on their hikes around Pine Ridge. Are you a hiker? What's your favorite outdoor activity?
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