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Release Date: September 5th, 2019
Genre: Contemporary (forbidden) Romance
Actual Rating: 4.25 stars
Best of Me by L.K. Farlow is a contemporary romance with forbidden undertones. I loved it! I haven't had the pleasure of reading the authors work before but have heard many readers rave about her books and decided to give it a try. Well, I feel like I have been missing out! She certainly has a way with words and I was compulsively flipping the pages of Best of Me because I needed to see how Duke and Mallory's story would turn out.
Duke and Mallory have a lot more in common than some would realize. You see, Duke lost the love of his life when she was killed in a car accident and truly hasn't been the same since. Mallory also lost someone important in her life- her twin sister. Can the two recover the loss together? Yes. But there's one little thing standing in their way... The fact that Valerie is MALLORY'S SISTER and the woman who Duke Tragically lost. **GASP**
The forbidden aspects of the story was really powerful. You could almost feel the tugging of each characters heartstrings though the pages. On the other side though I wish their relationship didn't develop so quickly. When you have such a forbidden relationship like they have you would think that it would be super angsty and slow. I mean think of all the stuff that could potentially keep them apart? That's not the case here though and it seemed almost too easy. I would have personally liked to see it take a little more time as it would have felt more authentic.
Another part of the book I wish was elaborated a bit more was the relationship between Mallory and her family. Mallory's mother HATES her second born daughter (well, she was the second born twin) but we never get a true reason WHY. I honestly wish this part of the story was talked about a lot more as it would have made me feel closer to Mallory.
Other than this I truly loved Best of Me. I think readers who enjoy forbidden romances and enemies-to-lovers romances will really enjoy this one!
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