Release Day Blitz + Review for Legally Ours by Nicole French

 

 

Title: Legally Ours
Series: Spitfire Trilogy #3
Author: Nicole French
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 14, 2017

 

Blurb
Skylar Crosby knows betrayal. She knows the deep stab when
those closest to you deceive your fragile trust. And she knows what it’s like
when your secrets cost you everything––including the love of your life.
Now kidnapped, scared, and alone, Skylar has no reason to
believe in her rescue. Not when she can still see the look on Brandon’s face
when she smashed his heart to pieces. Even if Skylar can get out of her
physical prison, can she escape the cage created by her guilt?
Brandon Sterling spent the last fifteen years desperately
trying to reinvent himself: as a lawyer, a businessman, and now a candidate for
public office. But as these daily stressors mount alongside a dangerous threat
to his family and loved ones, the old Brandon reemerges: a ruthless hoodlum
who’d rather use fists than brains to solve his problems.
Now, when the one he loves most is taken, can Brandon move
past her deceit in order to find her? And if he does, will Skylar still want
the man he’s become in order to protect her? 
This is the third book in the Spitfire Trilogy. Readers will
enjoy it most if they have already read Legally Yours (Book 1) and Legally Mine
(Book 2). 
 Review of Legally Ours by The Loaded Shelf:

What a perfect conclusion to a perfect little series about two people just trying to get it together so that they can be together. Skylar and Brandon’s story is messy and sad and dangerous and that is why we love them! There may be a couple spoilers in this review if you haven’t read books 1 & 2 yet, it is the conclusion to an ongoing story. For anyone caught up on the Spitfire Series to this point should be ok to read without getting spoiled. Anyone else: Read ahead at your own risk.

At the beginning Skylar is obviously facing hard times as the second book left us at yet another cliff hanger. We all know it’s going to get resolved but HOW?! What will happen with Messina?? And can Brandon forgive Skylar for her decision making in book 2?? The amount of betrayal and strife in book 2 was palpable, this book is a little more on the up and up, but still with it’s fair share of drama. It is fascinating to read how well this author is able to weave such an enjoyable and captivating story for us.

Brandon’s run for mayor is explored further in this book as well some possible underlying emotional distress that he so heroically refuses to dwell on. His campaign and the image that his team pressures him to take on continue to take it’s toll on Skylar internally. At times it is a marvel what their delicate relationship can endure.

I love these characters so much, they are so real to me. Each character (even our secondary characters) maintains their own character arc throughout all three books, and to me they are so enjoyable because of their relatable situations. Yes they may be millionaire lawyers in New York City but their struggles are human ones, love, abandonment, lying, forgiveness, and the meaning of commitment, just to name a few.

There was one moment between them that made me set the book aside and cry for a few minutes, it hit so close to home.
“What if—” I hiccupped over my words— “what if we don’t—don’t know—how to do anything but hurt each other.
Hurt ourselves.”

In the end, Skylar and Brandon have to finally be honest with each other about who they really are and what they really want. It seems to simple when you are on the outside looking in, but for some people the willingness to make the other person happy can outweigh their willingness to tell the truth. With these two especially, this bottom line is one that these two characters struggle with consistently.

The author tied up all the loose ends of the story is such a perfect way, as a reader I really couldn’t have asked for a better book to end on. I would encourage anyone who enjoys not only a romance but a sensational twisting plot that doesn’t stall for even a moment.

Purchase Links
99c for a VERY limited time!
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Free in Kindle Unlimited
Also Available
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Free in Kindle Unlimited
99c for a limited time
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Free in Kindle Unlimited
Author Bio
Nicole French is an East Coast/West Coast hybrid creature,
Springsteen fanatic, hopeless romantic, and complete and total bookworm. When
not writing or teaching about writing, she is hanging out with her family,
playing soccer with the rest of the thirty-plus crowd in Seattle, or going on
dates with her husband. In her spare time, she likes to go running with her dog,
Greta, or practice the piano, but never seems to do either one of these things
as much as she should.

 

 

Author Links
Share

Post navigation

ssmithwife

Sara is a book hobbit that lives in a house of all boys, located in the promised land. Books stack the walls to the ceiling in some places, and she just keeps adding more. She was raised on top of a mountain that is locked in the dead of winter ten months of the year. She wears a size eleven shoe and enjoys her chicken cooked on the BBQ grill. In addition to reading she enjoys pinning crafts on Pinterest that she will never make and watching movies about people with sad lives or documentaries about serial killers.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *