The term friends to lovers never ends well, as a publicist, I know it’s a
walking headline of a disaster. So when things shift with my long-time friend
from college, I’m torn between what feels right and the inevitable fallout.
I’ve given up on finding “Mr. Right,” but Wyatt won’t give up on me;
and I don’t know why. Despite knowing better, I find myself falling for him.
The gorgeous bartender who’s off limits.
I pour drinks, while other people pour out their hearts. I’m great at giving
advice, but following it… not so much. The last time I listened to my heart
it didn’t work out so well. I chased it and nearly destroyed my friendship with
the girl of my dreams.
I can’t keep bottling up my feelings and I know Heather feels the same, but I
know I don’t deserve her I know my time to be with her is limited, but I’m
ready to take another shot at love. With her.
Welcome to my stop on the tour for A.J. Alexander’s latest in her Odd Jobs series, served. Hopefully, you saw my review for the first in the series, Stay, about Addison and Cole, where I was crazy excited to read this one about Heather and Wyatt! After being friends for years, Heather and Wyatt finally try dating and taking their friendship to an entirely new level. However, they both have completely different ideas of what their relationship would be like, they struggle with open and honest communication, and have several personal hang-ups to overcome.
So, I loved Heather in the last book and was definitely falling for Wyatt. However, as much as I love them, they drove me completely crazy throughout this one. They were still great characters and they had incredible chemistry, but there was a continual cycle of them going in circles and avoiding conversations and feelings that they were having.
Wyatt tries to be chivalrous and gentlemanly while Heather is wanting to get down and dirty. Neither thinks they deserve the other, yet they wait forever to share these feelings. Jealousy runs rampant. Immaturity goes through the roof with ignored calls/texts, calling together groups of friends for plotting and planning sessions, and worrying about keeping friends close and enemies closer. So what does this mean regarding my review??
I am truly enjoying this series and like the characters, but Served didn’t give me all of the warm, fuzzy feelings that I was hoping for. I feel like everything that happened in the first 90% of the book was repetitive and immature and, honestly, felt like filler material. I had high hopes for Wyatt and Heather’s story and although I got the HEA that I wanted, I wish that their story would have been developed into more than just assumptions and immature comments/actions.
I’m going to rate Served a three out of five stars, however, please know that I love this author and know that the forthcoming books will continue to reel me in 🙂
*Thanks to Give Me Books and the author for providing this review copy in exchange for my honest review!
recently completed, SEAL’ed Series. AJ’s passion is writing angst-filled
happily ever afters that have to be earned by her characters. Women with no
backbone need not apply. AJ uses sarcasm and an unlimited supply of song
lyrics to bring her romance novels to life.
own personal knight in shining armour and her two beautiful girls.