Book – Dear Juliet (Forever Family #3)
Author – Trudy Stiles
Publication Date – April 20, 2015
Genre – Romance
Type – Stand Alone Series
Cliffhanger - No
Rating – 3.75 out of 5 Stars
Complimentary Copy generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
The bestselling Forever Family Series concludes with this emotionally gripping story. Follow the lives of two incredible people as they battle their way through many years of heartache, loss and love. This story will take you on an epic journey that spans almost 20 years.
I've known her since the third grade.
I've loved her since our teen years.
But her heart belonged to my best friend.
Juliet Oliver was adopted at birth and has always struggled with this fact. She's been emotionally detached from everyone in her entire life, except for one person. He's been the one source of support, love and encouragement.
Seth Tyson has had his share of painful relationships. He's constantly battling with his own demons, led by issues at home.
I lost her.
I thought she was the love of my life.
She was everything I needed. Everything I wanted.
She made me forget about my past. My family.
She made me feel real.
How do I move on from her?
Will I find someone like her?
It’s time to pick up the pieces.
But can I?
I’m Seth Tyson and this is my story.
I deserve a happily ever after, don’t I?
This is Seth's story and his quest to find his happily ever after.
My Thoughts - Story
After some deep thought, I had to lower my rating because I didn’t connect with this book as deeply as I had for the first two.
I was expecting a story where we learn more about Seth and his search for a happily ever after. Instead this book is about his past with Juliet (as a friend). Maybe if the book was only about half of their past and then working toward a deeper relationship with each other, it may have deserved the 4.5 stars but instead they wait till the story is almost over.
Now don’t get me wrong – I did enjoy the story and all the angst written throughout the story.
At the end of book 2, we left Seth closing the chapter of his life with Tabitha and wishing for his own happily ever after.
Now we transgress to the past and learn about Seth and Juliet’s childhood. How these two should have been together but such as life…shit happens.
Reason for Reading – Blog Tour
Story Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars
Steam Rating – 3 out of 5 Stars
Angst Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars
Writing Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars
Content Flow Rating – 3.5 out of 5 Stars
Would Read More from Author? Yes