As Long As You Love Me (2B Trilogy #2)
by Ann Aguirre
What is it about:
Most people dream about getting out of Sharon, Nebraska, but after three years away, Lauren Barrett is coming home. There are the justifications she gives to everyone else—missing her family, losing her college scholarship. And then there’s the reason Lauren can’t admit to anyone: Rob Conrad, her best friend’s older brother.
Football prowess and jaw-dropping good looks made Rob a star in high school. Out in the real world, his job and his relationships are going nowhere. He can’t pinpoint exactly what’s missing until Lauren comes back to town, bringing old feelings and new dreams with her. But he’s the guy that women love and leave—not the one who makes them think of forever.
Though she’s terrified of opening up, Lauren’s ready to take that chance. Because the only thing more important than figuring out where you truly belong is finding the person you were meant to be with.
What did Voodoo Bride think of it:
I loved the first book in this series, so I was very happy when I won this book in a reviewer giveaway held by Ann Aguirre.
And this book is so good!
I'm usually not into Contemporary Romance, but Aguirre's New Adult Romances are super addictive.
I think it's because this book leaves out all the extra drama that is in so many other contemporary romances. No jealousy games, no other love interests muddying the waters, just two people who really want to be together, but have to overcome certain obstacles before they can make it work.
I think I loved this book even more than the first: I totally fell in love with Lauren and Rob as a couple. Their romance is so sweet, and both of them are so vulnerable in their own way. I loved to read how they supported each other, and gave each other strength. I also really liked how Aguirre shows that there are situations in which just loving each other isn't enough, and that other steps are needed to straighten things out, to get a healthy relationship.
Next to this being a really sweet romance, it's also hot and intense. There were some very steamy scenes, and some very emotional ones as well. When I finished this book it left me with warm, fluffy feelings, and the need to get my hands on the next book, because I want more.
Why should you read it:
It's a sweet and delicious New Adult Romance