(Vol. III Of Kingston Ale House Series)
She's holding out for a happy ever after.
I know where to find my happily ever after—between the pages of a romance novel. It’s why I sell books, why I blog about them, and why I’ll never get disappointed by love.
So what if my brother’s best friend from high school is now a bestselling author? Or that he just blew back into town on a Harley, filling out a pair of jeans like he never did before? Or that he’s agreed to do a signing at my bookstore on such short notice? Because despite all his adoring female fans, I kind of hated his book.
The last time I saw Annie Denning, she was a senior in high school, three years older than me and way out of my league.
Now I’m her last-minute date to a wedding, and what started as a night of pure fun has turned into something more real than either of us anticipated.
Annie is my muse. When I’m with her, my writer’s block fades away, and the words finally flow.
The only problem? She wants the fairy tale—her very own happily ever after—and anyone who’s read my book knows the truth. I just don’t believe they exist.
Now that's what I call a couple made in heaven! A writer and a book addict. What could go wrong, wright? That's what we all could think about Annie and Wes, but the truth is very different.
I was, once again, one of the lucky bloggers who could read this story before it came out to the major public. This book is the third one of Kingston Alle House serie and like the previous two it was a privilege to read it.
Wes and Annie have known each other since they were very young, from the time that Wes was Jeremy's best friend, her younger brother. The fact was that Wes was three years younger than she and for that, she never paid him to much attention. He was only the brat that was her brother's friend, that spent his afternoons in their home playing videogames. What no one ever knew was the adolescent passion that Wes had for her. He dreamed of her all the time and could not, or dared to declare it to her, because, come on, he was younger than her. She was out of his league.
However, they no longer seen each other for many years and each one took his path in life. He left the city and went in search of peace of mind after the death of his mother and Annie stood and opened a bookstore.
For those who do not know, Annie is the best friend of Brynn, the character that, along with Jamie Kingston, gives rise to this Kingston Alle serie.
Wes became a well known writer only with a published book and the pressure of writing a second one becomes a literary lock. In search of some inspiration, Wes returns to his hometown and asks for Jeremy's help to him find a place to stay and a job that allows him to have some leeway to be able to pay his bills (since he spent the money earned with the book paying his fahter mortgage) and to write the second book, as his agent desired. That's when he finds Annie again, the one who read his book and hated it, because she is one of those people who expects happy endings and his book, although being a roamnce, does not give her that happy ending.
It was expected that the relationship between Annie and Wes would be explosive, because Annie owns a strong and intense personality. She expects the best of love and her only desires are to make her library a success and find that person who will do anything to see her happy and that she also will do anything for.
Once again, I loved how the author managed to create a couple so dynamic and loving. With its ups and downs, but always with the intention and hope to heal the traumas that both of them had. She will show him that people can, in fact reach a happy ending, although the way to reach it can be rough. Also Wes will teach Annie that happy endings are not the only way to have someone who loves you more than anything without some suffering.
Loved to know that Jamie and Brynn are even more in love with eachother. That complicity that makes them so cute and sweet.
Can't wait to see how Jeremy will find, also, the love of his life!
(This Advanced copy was kindly provided by Entangled in exchange for an honest review)