Review: Feels Like Love by Jenna Hartley (Alondra Valley #1)
Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Wildfire Marketing Solutions.
Jenna Hartley is a new-to-me author and Feels LIke Love was my introduction to her writing. This also happens to be the first book in her Alondra Valley series, which is set in the fictional eponymous town in the state of California. The series starter is a friends-to-lovers and falling-for-a-best-friend's-sibling romance. Bennett Nash is a thirty-two-year-old veterinarian and best friends with Liam Beaudin. Bennett is more than aware of how over-protective Liam is when it comes to his younger sister...which is exactly why Bennett has never mentioned the fact that he's had feelings for Wren Beaudin for years. The twenty-six-year-old single mother and photographer also happens to be a close friend, so when Bennett's water heater leads to flooding in his home, staying with her and River for several days shouldn't mean anything. That is, until she asks him to be her dating coach.
This was a good read, one that has me looking forward to reading more from Jenna Hartley and her Alondra Valley series. I liked Bennett and Wren, and I appreciated that they already had a strong foundation of friendship--one that they had all on their own, separate from their ties with Wren's brother, aka Bennett's best friend, Liam. Seeing home comfortable these two main characters were with one another and how nearly seamless they became this family unit with Wren's son, River, was a joy. I understood why there was some hesitation on both ends, and Liam's reaction wasn't really that much of a surprise considering everything that was going on. There wasn't too much in terms of drama, and by the time I got to the end, I found myself quite satisfied and eager for a return visit to Alondra Valley when book two is published. 4.5 stars go to Feels Like Love.
Date Read: 24 August 2021
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