Friday, November 18, 2016

REVIEW: "At Last" by Addison Fox (Contemporary Romance)

by Addison Fox

Publisher: Swerve
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: November 1st 2016

Series: The Brooklyn Brotherhood, #1
Standalone: Yes

Other Books by Addison Fox:

Alaskan Nights
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Alaskan Nights
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Alaskan Nights
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Description from Publisher:
Welcome to Park Heights, Brooklyn where three brothers discover the meaning of family, and taking a chance on love.

After a year of turmoil, Emma Vandenburg Bradley returned home to Park Heights to run her family’s business – a Brooklyn institution – Unity brewery. Still trying to get her feet back under her, she definitely doesn’t want to be on the spectacularly bad date that ends with getting caught in a bar fight and her high school crush coming to her rescue.

Nick Kelley’s career in the NFL was cut short, but now he has a successful bar in Brooklyn and his dream of buying the Unity brewery is about to come true. Until he realizes that the mystery woman he saved—and shared a steamy kiss with—is none other than his high school chemistry partner, Emma...who happens to be a part owner of Unity. And she’s not interested in selling her family’s legacy. When Emma and Nick find themselves on opposing sides, both are willing to do anything to win. But as their connection grows deeper, they become torn: Can they choose between their love for Unity and their plans for the future—and for each other?
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My Musings:
I'm a bit torn with this one, as the quality of the writing was truly fantastic and I enjoyed a lot about the stories told. The thing that threw me the most about this was just that - storIES. I felt that there was just too much going on with this, with too much focus on what should have been more supporting characters.

In this book, we not only get Emma and Nick's story, but Becky & Hector's and Louisa & Dave's. And not just glimpses, which would be fine, but most of them get sections from their POV. I can understand Louisa's part in this, being Nick's adoptive mother, but even that I felt could have come out in a different way, from Nick and Emma's POVs.

So what was an interesting read, with complex characters turned into a bit too much chaos.

My Source: I received a digital ARC from the publisher to voluntarily review. This in no way influenced my review. My opinion is unbiased and my 100% own.

About the Author: Addison Fox
Addison Fox can’t remember a time when words weren’t a part of her life. An avid reader, her love of the written word started at the tender age of 1 with The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear (a poem she could recite by heart to any family member who would listen). Dr. Seuss, C.S. Lewis, Judy Blume and a host of others quickly followed until she discovered THE CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR by Jean M. Auel while writing a paper at the library in the 7th grade. Although not a classic romance, Ayla and Jondalar’s love story moved her firmly to the romance section of the bookstore and she hasn’t looked back!
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