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Always Will by Melanie Jacobson
Handsome twenty-eight-year-old Will Hallerman has finally had enough of the dating world—he's ready to find a wife and settle down. This announcement is catastrophic in Hannah Becker's world. After knowing Will her entire life and adoring him from afar since junior high school, she realizes her chance at love with him is in grave danger. Hannah's problem? To Will, she will never be more than his best friend's little sister. Determined to open his eyes to her charms, Hannah sets out to sabotage Will's wife hunt by placing nightmare dates in his path and taking his search on a wild goose chase. Her plan is risky, but she's willing to take a chance to catch the eye of her soul mate.
Despite her crazy schemes, nothing seems to be working. Hannah can't help but wonder if it's time to set aside this childhood crush—to move on and settle down herself. She's ready for a fresh start with a great guy. If only Will weren't suddenly changing the rules of the game... And how can Hannah move on when Will just won't let her forget.
Yes, this is what I want when I read a book by Melanie Jacobson. A light-hearted, fun, easy, quick read. I will admit that I stayed up too late reading last night, and I'm totally dragging today because of this book :)
I'm a sucker for the falling in love with your best friend type book, but this was slightly different in that it was her brother's best friend.
While I loved it, and will totally read it again, I was disappointed a little with the end and Will's "confession". I wanted it to be more about Hannah, but instead it was just about Will. He feels like she really sees him, and gets him, and on and on, and I just felt like, "Wow, can you get a bigger ego?" Hannah told us the whole book how great he is, and he never really tells us how she is. Sure he sends a couple texts, but really...it was all just about him.
If you are a Melanie Jacobson fan this has all her trademark writing style, and you won't be disappointed.
Always Will is a very entertaining, quick and clean read by Melanie Jacobson. It's not mind blowing, or even a new type of story, but it's definitely one that held my attention, and has a romance you couldn't help but root for. I stayed up well past midnight reading.
I really enjoy how Jacobson includes Internet dating in a lot of her stories, especially because that's how she met her husband and knows that it can work. Don't get me wrong, it's not for everyone (I never tried it when I was dating), but it's a fun aspect to her stories. And, even though the romance you can't help but push for in this story isn't an online connection, it's just what our lovebirds need to get things rolling.
The friend crush was also a great aspect. Really, this is just a fun read that is very Melanie Jacobson. If you are a fan, you should definitely check this out. And, if you haven't read any of Melanie's books yet, this would be a great place to start.
This. This is my kind of book. The kind of book where you sit on the couch all day in your pajamas and just devour the book, only stopping when absolutely necessary (because I am a mom and at some point the minions do need sustenance.)
I was able to get totally lost in this story - I felt like I was going through every emotion that Hannah was going through (what, not everyone does that when they read a book?) The ending did seem a bit rushed to me, but boy, the buildup was perfect. Plus, Hannah is a runner, so I could really relate to her in that way...too bad I can't relate to her in the healthy eating bit too. ;)
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Title: Always Will
Author: Melanie Jacobson
Published: October 2015
Source: We received copies from the publisher in exchange for a review.
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