BEST OF ME by LK Farlow
Release Date: September 5, 2019
Genre: Contemporary Romance
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been the dark to my sister’s light—the awkward loner to her social butterfly. Growing up, she had it all: our parent’s unyielding approval, perfect grades, a permanent spot at the popular table, and the attention of the hottest guy ever—Duke Kincaid.
After eighteen years of living in her shadow, I couldn’t wait to escape—to finally be my own person. Yet here I am, I’m back in my hometown, once again in Valorie’s shadow. Only now, it’s eternal.
I had life all planned out: join the force, marry Valorie Parsons, and start a family of our own. I have the job, but the girl and all my dreams died before my very eyes.
Finally ready to move on, I agree to a blind date. Imagine my shock when I arrive and find, Valorie’s twin sister, waiting across the table from me. Mallory should be a reminder of all that I’ve lost, but instead she feels like my redemption . . . like maybe life’s giving me a second chance.
But, how can I be enough for her when I’ve already given her sister the best of me?
This was my first LK Farlow book and after reading the blurb I was mad excited for the story.
I like Duke I really do but whenever he started judging Mallory I wanted to punch him in the throat. At the same time it made me realize how easy it is to judge anyone without even knowing the whole story. But he pulled together his act and I adore him for that.
I love Mallory. I love that she was able to find her voice and reason after all she went through but I think her character was shown to be a bit too dependent on others.
The story was really good and I was invested a lot up until that climax. I really wanted a firmer closer for Mallory and I wanted the one who was wrong (view spoiler) to have paid thoroughly but I don’t feel we entirely got that. I’m pretty sure the story would have hit differently if that one scene had Mal getting her power back.
This book was an easy read and it flowed smoothly. I honestly don’t think it was taboo at all. Plus the more Duke and Mallory said it was taboo the less taboo it seemed. I’m lowkey invested in LK Farlow books and I’ll be sure to read her backlist.
Nate follows my line of sight and smirks. He may be my best friend and partner, but damn if I don’t want to knock that smarmy-ass look right off his face. And when he opens his mouth, the feeling intensifies. “It’s okay to—”
I shoot him a withering glare before stomping off toward Mallory.
I don’t stop until I’m close enough to feel the heat of her body. She has to tilt her head back to see me, and when our eyes meet, my name topples from her lips on a breathy sigh. “We need to talk.” My tone is all business—my cop voice, as Nate calls it—as I wrap my fingers around her forearm, prepared to drag her along behind me if necessary. Luckily, she comes all too willingly—so why am I still holding on to her?
The feeling of her soft, sun-warmed skin beneath my palm sends little zaps of electricity under my skin, into my muscle. Her nearness has me strung taut like a drawn bow. Here’s to hoping like hell I don’t snap.
Deep down, like really fucking deep, I know I’m acting like a colossal asshole, but much like a prepubescent boy picking on his schoolyard crush, it’s the only way I know how to deal with all of the conflicting feelings she stirs in me.
About the Author
LK Farlow (A.K.A Kate) is a small town girl with a love for words. She’s been writing stories for as long she can remember. A Southern girl through and through, Kate resides in beautiful, sunny LA–that’s Lower Alabama, y’all–with her amazing husband and three rambunctious children. When she’s not writing, you can find her snuggled up on the couch watching car shows while she crochets or with her nose in a book.