Review: Mine to Love by Natasha Madison (Southern Weddings #4)
Note: An advance reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Wildfire Marketing.
Mine to Love is the fourth novel in the Southern Weddings series from Natasha Madison, and it's the last one that features the Baker siblings, BUT it isn't the final book in the series (more on that later!). This is thirty-year-old Presley's story, who works alongside her two sisters in their event planning business. After seeing how her aforementioned sisters and their brother had disastrous planned weddings--that did end up in happily-ever-afters, albeit not with the people they were supposed to marry in the first place!--Presley is more than content to remain single for the rest of her life. Of course, that's not taking into consideration the fact that she's been in love with for what feels like forever. Bennett (whose last name isn't mentioned in the book, but it could've been in the earlier books, although you shouldn't hold me to that!) is her brother's best friend, and if she's honest with herself, they've been more than friends for the past twelve years, not that anyone else knows. However, will it take a positive sign (wink, wink) for things to finally change?
This is my favorite book in the series so far! I've been itching to read more about Presley and Bennett, and with all the hints dropped, it was clear that something else was going between these two. I understood Presley's reticence in pursuing a committed relationship, but goodness, Bennett's love, devotion, and patience seemed to know no bounds. The guy was all in, willing to take whatever crumbs the girl he loved most gave him. I appreciated the fact that while this was technically a falling-for-your-best-friend's-sibling romance, it wasn't this long drawn-out drama fest about bro codes and no one being good enough for said sibling. I enjoyed the heck out of Presley and Bennett. Theirs was a beautiful story that made me smile and even brought me to tears. Lots of heart and heat between them and teasing and nudging from the Bakers. Five stars for Mine to Love. Oh, and this isn't end of the Southern Weddings series, with at least a couple more coming.
Read my reviews for the Southern Weddings series:
Mine to Have (book one) - 4.5 stars - My Review
Mine to Hold (book two) - 4.5 stars - My Review
Mine to Cherish (book three) - 4.5 stars - My Review
Mine to Love (book four) - five stars - My Review (posted above)
Release Date: 31 October 2022
Date Read: 20 October 2022
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