Review: It's Always Been You
IT'S ALWAYS BEEN YOU - Elle Wright
Harlequin Kimani Romance
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January 2018
Catagory Romance
REVIEWER:  Cheyl McNeil | RATING: B+
REVIEW: Dr. Lovely “Love” Washington and Dr. Drake Jackson have been best friends for as long as they can remember. When the book begins they wake up in bed together. The reader is thinking “wth” right along with the characters! The more we read the worse it gets for the characters as they realize what they’ve really done. Is this really so bad though? As you read on you realize that this situation helps the main characters realize their true underlying feelings for each other.

They are both frustrated as they try to figure out how and why this happened after all these years, but they end up learning a lot about each other along the way. I felt myself thinking in the beginning, no way, how did this happen? The author writes a good story and makes it believable. Things are awkward at first, but it was clear that their friendship is very important to them and that remain intact no matter what.

I love the passion between these two characters that was below the surface. Once they discovered it, there is no way to put their cap back on. There are some steamy scenes, as Drake says, “I don’t think I can stop”, however, their deep friendship is apparent throughout the book.

I like how the characters were very well developed in this book. I really liked how the situation forces them to look inward and evaluate themselves to make sure they are in the best position, despite the friendship. The only thing I felt was unresolved, is that Love and Drake didn’t share what really happened with Love’s Mom. They were really close, so I thought she would find out eventually. That was only a minor issue for me.  Ms. Wright does a good job of digging deep and we get to see the point of view of both characters. We understand their thought process and end goal.

We first met Dr. “Love” in the Edge of Night series. It’s an extra bonus to get a brief update on a couple from that series. We also meet secondary characters that may be featured in future books.
IT'S ALWAYS BEEN YOU is a very enjoyable read and I recommend it.

1st March 2018 | romcol@caribsurf.com