Sunday, September 28, 2014

As Long As You Love Me (2B Trilogy #2) by Ann Aguirre

Contemporary Romance/New Adult

What Goodreads Says:

Most people dream about getting out of Sharon, Nebraska, but after three years away, Lauren Barrett is coming home. She has her reasons - missing her family, losing her college scholarship. But 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's the guy who women love and leave, not the one who makes them think of forever - until Lauren comes back to town, bringing old feelings and new dreams with her.

Because the only thing more important than figuring out where you truly belong is finding the person you were meant to be with.

I am used to reading Ann Aguirre’s fantasy and Science Fiction so I was surprised when As Long As You Love Me showed up on Netgalley.  I was not expecting her to write a contemporary romance.  However, like her fantasy and science fiction As Long As You Love Me is a well-written story with great characters.

Lauren and Rob both have emotional problems that are am important part of the story.  Lauren has problems she has been able to hide.  Rob’s problems are a result of the way he has been treated his entire life.  When they get together both are much stronger but true love never runs smoothly and neither does theirs.  I loved how the story unfolded and the way Aguirre added important side characters that made the story much stronger. 

As Long As You Love Me uses issues that are often swept under the rug. Addressing them in As Long As You Love Me to makes this a much more powerful love story. 

Once I started reading I did not want to stop.  I loved Rob and wanted him for my own even though I knew Lauren was perfect for him.  If you like contemporary romance/new adult give this series a try.  I don’t think you will be sorry. While this is book 2 in the series it does a great job standing alone.  

Harlequin published As Long AsYou Love Me by Ann Aguirre in 2014.

I received an ARC of As Long as You Love Me from Netgally in return for an honest review.

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