Best of Me by LK Farlow
Genre: contemporary romance
Publisher: Self published
Publication Date: September 5, 2019
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 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.
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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.
At the urging of my friends, 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?