SHOW ME FOREVER
Layla Hagen Releases Book Three in The Maxwell Brothers series
Show Me Forever by Layla Hagen is now live!
I received an advanced reading copy (ARC) of this book from the author, publisher, or publicist. The receipt of this ARC did not influence my choice to review the book on this site. It also did not influence how I felt about the book or its characters, storyline, and overall feel. The opinions expressed in this review are my own. As such, they only deal with what is written on the pages of the book and how what is written and otherwise presented made me feel during and after my reading of the book.
Show Me Forever by Layla Hagen
Series: The Maxwell Brothers #3
Published by Self-Published on April 12, 2022
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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I moved to Chicago six months ago, determined to finally open my own bakery. My landlady was this sweet woman who treated me like her granddaughter.
Then she sold the house. Now the devil himself is my landlord and neighbor since I live in the guesthouse on his property. Declan Maxwell is moody, unreasonable, and takes himself far too seriously. Unfortunately for me, he’s also damn sexy.
When he shows up on my doorstep in the middle of the night ordering me to turn down the music, I give him hell. Secretly, I’m also checking him out. We go toe to toe like this almost every night.
The man is impossible. But here’s the thing. I need a place to stay while I save for my business and this place is a steal. So, I need to put up with this handsome devil, though from a distance—because he’s far too gorgeous.
Then one day I come home injured from work and he surprises me by taking care of me.
And kissing me.
And just like that, all my best intentions go up in smoke.
Show Me Forever by Layla Hagen is a sweet, lighthearted, grumpy-sunshine romance between a landlord and his tenant. At the start, there is a bit of an enemies to lovers vibe, but it doesn’t stick around long. The two leads, Liz and Declan, don’t really know each other when the book begins, but once they have an actual conversation and see the person behind that initial mask, things quickly change between them. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t still issues that must face.
This is an open-door romance, with a bit of dirty talk and some steamy love scenes. Declan may appear like an intense a-hole at first, but underneath all that intensity is a really good man, with a protective streak a mile wide. And Liz is every bit the energetic heroine who brings a bit of light and optimism to his cynical world. I really liked them both as story people, and I loved them together as a couple.
The book is light on conflict, so if you’re looking for a heavy, emotional read, this isn’t the one for you. However, if you are looking for a book that focuses more on relationship building and swooning, you will likely love this one. This will be particularly true for readers who already love this particular author.
All in all, a good solid romance with enjoyable characters who will make readers smile. I liked it a lot.
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