Review: P.S. It's Always Been You by Lauren Blakely


Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author.

Released as an Audible Original three-part serial, Lauren Blakely's P.S. It's Always Been You is now out as a full-length novel, with the author nixing plans for a similar three-part eBook release like that of the audiobook edition. This is a second-chance romance with elements of mystery and adventure thrown into the mix. Ten years ago, Presley Turner and Hunter Armstrong were absolutely smitten with each other, but Hunter's thirst for adventure and ambitious nature led him to walk away from the promising direction that his relationship with Presley was taking. When they see each other again, Hunter is the globetrotting and trailblazing adventurer he's always wanted to be, while Presley's own dreams have been forced to change, with her now relegated to working at an auction house as its resident specialist on American History. Thrown together in a project that could prove to be mutually beneficial, Hunter hopes to make amends to the woman he once loved to near distraction. Instead, he now finds himself falling in love all over again, but will he be able to convince Presley that she's truly is his ultimate treasure?

I listened to all three parts of P.S. It's Always Been You in January and February of this year, and this had been one of my most awaited audiobooks because Lauren Blakely is a go-to author of mine. I'll be honest, I was underwhelmed by the experience, due in large part to the male main narrator and the male main character of the book. So, when the opportunity to read the book came along, I wondered if not having Scott Eastwood's voice would make this second go-around better. Well, it did, but not by a whole lot. I still wasn't a fan of the hero's, with Hunter never having done all that much between the time he chose the career he loved over the woman he was already in love with and the time they saw each other again. Add to that the way he actually ended things with her before, and Hunter winning me over was going to be a monumental feat. He never quite got there, unfortunately, but I will say that I liked the mystery element in the story, which led him and Presley to work together to uncover clues regarding a different--and more intriguing and endearing--love story. P.S. It's Always Been You gets 3.5 stars. ♥

Release Date: 17 April 2020

Date Read: 17 April 2020

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