Review: Still Loving You
STILL LOVING YOU - Sheryl Lister
Harlequin Kimani Romance
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April 2018
Category Romance
REVIEWER:  Brenda Larnell | RATING: A
REVIEW: Another great Contemporary Romance Series comes to an end with STILL LOVING YOU, The Grays of Los Angeles. Malcolm Gray, self-proclaimed bachelor for life, is the final Gray sibling to find love. Author Sheryl Lister successfully employs a tried and true trope of second chance love to introduce her readers to Malcolm Gray, star running back for the fictitious LA Cobras football team, and Lauren Emerson, newly hired Nutritionist for the Cobras.

The heart and soul of this story centers around Malcolm and Lauren who find themselves reunited for the first time since their college days at UCLA. Ordinarily, this would be a very uneventful reunion, but seeing that Malcolm and Lauren were college sweethearts things could get a little awkward. I like the author’s approach to the couple’s dilemma. They both have important jobs to do with responsibilities related to the success of s professional football team.  The “misunderstanding” that ended their college romance is sure to become the proverbial elephant in the room. Their personal feelings for each other must take a back seat, if that’s possible because the chemistry between them is off the chain. As the story progresses, the reader sees that second chance love is complicated. Is it possible that Malcolm and Lauren can work on the same turf without those old memories rising up and taking over becomes the crux of the problem?

One of the best features of a great series, like the Grays of Los Angeles, is that we get to reconnect with unforgettable characters from previous books. The Gray clan is present and accounted for; some dealing with their own bit of drama. However, Siobhan, Morgan, Brandon and Khalil, along with spouses and parents are present to support Malcolm. The heroine, Lauren, also has a support system in tact that includes her parents and bestie, Valencia. All of the minor characters contribute to the story and help to move the story along.

I enjoyed STILL LOVING YOU, and you will to especially if you like sports-related theme stories. The HEA is quite satisfying. It’s an excellent end to an entertaining series, and I recommend it for your reading pleasure.

25th April 2018 | romcol@caribsurf.com