Review: Agony by Kaylee Ryan (Entangled Hearts #1)


Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Give Me Books Promotions.

Ummm, I'm going to need Kaylee Ryan to patch up the pieces of my broken heart, which is a result of my reading Agony, the first book in her Entangled Hearts duet. Fair warning: This does end in a cliffhanger, and the conclusion to the duet is about a month-long wait, so consider this your heads-up. That being said, if you're as much of an angst addict as I am, then I'm happy (ah, the irony!) to tell you that this book will give you your fill, all thanks to the heartrending story of two best friends who have harbored not-so-platonic feelings for each other for years but one rejection sets them on two different courses that could potentially affect their friendship in ways they may never be able to come back from. Best have a tissue or two (or ten) at the ready!

Cooper Reeves and Reese Latham were the best of friends from the time they were eight and were inseparable for years. Then came college and Reese's decision that the time had come to let Cooper know that she wanted to be more than just friends. Instead of finally getting her heart's desire, she ends up with a broken heart. Cooper did what he had to, not willing to risk their friendship, but not realizing that ultimately, what he did would drive them farther apart. When he decides to be honest with himself and his feelings for Reese, he knows he needs to tell her the truth the next time he sees her. What Cooper doesn't expect is that the next time he does see Reese may well be soon before she walks down the aisle...towards another man.

This book definitely lived up to its name, but the agony I felt was the sweet kind--the kind that had my heart squeezing in my chest as Cooper and Reese struggled with their feelings for each other while not wanting to rock the proverbial boat and then how they dealt with the aftermath of Reese's attempt to get themselves out of the friend zone. I totally understood and appreciated where they were both coming from and I had bouts of frustration as well as sympathy for these two. And that ending? The wait for book two, no matter how short, will be agonizing. Agony gets five stars. 🖤

Release Date: 18 June 2020

Date Read: 18 June 2020

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