Thursday, February 26, 2015

Always Loving You (Danvers #6) by Sydney Landon

Ava Stone has spent her entire life looking over her shoulder—waiting for the past to catch up with her....

After surviving a horrific attack as a teenager, Ava has never been able to truly overcome her fears. The incident was covered up by her family so she wouldn’t have to deal with it publicly—yet only one person understands what she had to endure in private: her brother’s best friend, MacKinley Powers, who found her the night of the attack. But even he doesn’t know everything—and she’s afraid to open up to him.

Mac has loved Ava for most of his life—and being in close contact with her every day as head of security for Danvers International isn’t helping. In fact, it makes him realize the painful truth: He has to walk away to keep his sanity. But when Ava is forced to rely on the only man who has never let her down, can Mac break through the protective walls she’s needed for so long?

4 Loving You Always Stars

Always Loving You is book six of the Danvers series and it can be read as a standalone.

This is my first book by Sydney Landon. I love trying new authors and I just had so much cover love with this one. I was instantly hooked within the first few chapters.

Always Loving You starts with a bang and it really set the tone for the read. I was thinking this was going to be a dark read, but it’s not. It’s a very cute and light book, despite the opener.

Ava has a lot of baggage. She experienced heavy stuff when she was a teenager and it kind of shapes her into woman she is currently. She’s a little reclusive and is very cautious of the opposite sex. I really liked Ava. I felt for her and you just wanted to give her a hug. It’s only natural she acts the way she acts.

Ava is kind of in this slump. She’s been scared for so long, she wants to take charge of her life again and so she does all this dare-devil stuff. I love this! I love the take life by the balls kind of mentality. She doesn’t do anything crazy, just riding motorcycles, but its things she’s never tried and it was fun to read.

Mac is the only thing that is constant in Ava’s life. Mac loves Ava, but he feels she was too immature to be with him. Finally, when he felt like Ava was ready, Ava had the “accident”, which made Ava push people away, including Mac.

Mac is a realistic hero. He wants love and a relationship, but he kind of wants it at the right time. He doesn’t want to date Ava when she isn’t ready for him, yet he doesn’t know how much longer he can wait for her.

There’s a lot of angst in this book. It’s about Ava and Mac trying to work out the issues with all the baggage and obstacles. The thing that made me cringe just a tiny bit is that Mac has a girlfriend. It’s my thing, I have issues with the leading Hero dating a very nice girl while the leading Heroine is kind of like the other girl (sort of). I know a lot of people don’t have this issue. In all honesty, it didn’t take away from the story, it just made my heart beat a little too fast because I really liked Mac’s girlfriend.

Ava also has issues being touched and I’m a big fan of damsels in distress but everyone knows that.

If you are a fan of angst and two friends trying to figure out their issues, then this one is for you.

An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review
Sydney Landon is the New York Times Best Selling author of:  Weekends Required, Not Planning on You, Fall For Me, Fighting For You, Betting on You, No Denying You and Pierced.  Sydney is currently working on the next book in the Danvers’ Series as well as the Pierced Series. When she isn’t writing, Sydney enjoys reading, swimming and being a mini-van driving, soccer mom.  She lives with her family in Greenville, South Carolina



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