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Review: Adore Me (Austin Singles #3) by Kelly Elliott

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From bestselling author Kelly Elliott comes the third book in her new series, the Austin Singles.

Morgan Barrett is of f limits.

Why?

She’s my best friend’s sister and insists that she isn’t interested in a relationship.

That didn’t stop us from sharing one incredibly passionate night together. However, one night was not enough for either of us.

I want more.

She needs more.

When we give in to the temptation, something amazing happens. But can we keep the past from destroying the future we both desire?

MY REVIEW

“I ignored the way my body, mind, and even heart screamed that tonight would never be enough. The way I was feeling was unlike anything I had ever experienced before, and I wasn’t sure one night with Blake could soothe my desire for him.”

“I’m sort of feeling like I’m floating on a raft, lost and confused. I feel guilty for wanting you the way I do, but I also feel like this is something I’ve been searching for my entire life.”

“From the moment I saw you, I haven’t been able to catch my goddamn breath.”

“I don’t need saving. I don’t need a prince on a white steed to swoop in and protect me. I need someone to take my hand and be there with me as I figure things out. I need someone who wants to run away with me from time to time just to be alone together. I need you.”

Adore Me is the third book in the Austin Singles Series and follows the story of Morgan and Blake. Their story is one of my favorite troupes, best friends sister. I love the touch of taboo and tension those kind of stories have, and Adore Me does not disappoint.

From the moment I picked up Adore Me, I was intrigued by Morgan and Blake. The tension between the two of them was absolutely delicious and I just could not wait to see where their story would go. The road to happily ever after for these two was not an easy one. It was riddled with lots of ups and downs and drama along the way. Blake was far from perfect and was quick to make some mistakes. I liked how open and honest Blake & Morgan were with one another. They worked through their issues and tried super hard to put their demons to rest.

Adore Me was a quick and easy read that left me devouring all the words. I loved the push and pull and the touches of angst. I loved the sexy and steamy moment between Blake & Morgan. And I adored watching Blake fight for the woman he wanted. All in all, a sweet romance that delivered everything I was looking for with a few little twists along the way.

All that being said, I did have one issue with this book and it is the reason I can’t rate this book more than 4 stars. My issue was with the drama. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love drama and conflict within a story as long as it makes sense and adds to the story. And in my opinion, this story could have easily been wrapped up at the 60% or so mark. This is where my issue comes into play. At 65% or so, we are introduced to a character named Jarod. Now, here me out. I do see and understand why he was introduced and how he connects with the story, but honestly, I could have done without him. Again, I get why he was added, but I honestly feel like what he brought to the story was totally unnecessary and could have been done with out. His presence just really turned me off and is something I really struggled with because I was so in love with this story.

Overall, I found Adore Me to be a great romance. I loved the characters and enjoyed getting swept up in their story. I did have some issues with some of the drama that was added to the story, but in the end I fell head over heels in love with Adore Me and was left with a big smile on my face.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

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