Hey all, Dani here.
Welcome to another contemporary book review. On the plus side this is the final book in the trilogy so I can say that I’m happy to have finished a series. When it comes to most of what I read I either fall behind by several books or I reach the last one and I just can’t finish it; I don’t want the story to be over. (Yes, I’m looking at you Shades of Magic trilogy by V.E. Schwab. I want to know what happens, but I also don’t want it to be over). Book nerd problems.
Anyway, I already have reviews up for the first two books in the Dodge Cove trilogy, the first No Love Allowed–featuring Caleb and Didi–and the second one, No Holding Back–featuring Nathan and Preston. This final book follows Nathan’s twin sister Natasha and her ex-boyfriend Jackson as he tries to win her back.
Natasha was DEVASTATED when Jackson, her first love, disappeared without a word only to pop up months later as a famous DJ. But now she’s over it―over him!―and ready to move on with her life! Isn’t she?
Jackson thought he was leaving Dodge Cove behind forever when he set off to LA to start his career as a DJ. But the one thing he had never been able to leave behind was the memory of his first love, Natasha, and now that he’s proven his success, he’s coming home to win her back…
Get ready to stop time, defy gravity and bring down the stars in this final book in Kate Evangelista’s Dodge Cove Trilogy!
Rating: 5 stars
I read this during the 24 Hourathon and it was the first book I read completely for the day, and much like the previous installments, I flew through this book. Natasha is a great leading lady. She is smart and fiesty but she also has this vulnerability to her because of what she went through with Jackson.
I also love that Caleb, Didi, Nathan, and Preston all appear in this book too. The friendship between Didi and Natasha is cool, though I do wish there could have been more of it throughout the trilogy. All three of the books are relatively short; I believe that No Second Chances is the longest at 197 pages, so honestly we don’t get to delve too deep into the character development and relationships.
That doesn’t mean that these books aren’t good. I think they are perfect for a beach read or a vacation read, something where you need something shorter and easy to follow without worrying about getting too deeply wrapped up in plot or characters.
I’ll say that Jackson won me over a lot sooner than he did Natasha, and that’s understandable considering how their relationship ended to begin with. But come on, he is a Harry Potter nerd and watching him help out with that Entrepreneur Day project was just so cute.
So I’m glad to have read these books and though I liked them I don’t see me really needing or wanting to reread them in the future, so it’s very likely that I’ll take the whole trilogy to one of my area Little Free Libraries and drop them off. Hopefully someone else will also enjoy them.
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Biannual Bibliothon Update
So I am participating in this readathon all this week (July 23-29) and I’ll try to put mini status updates on all my review posts.
I read two graphic novels (Sandman Vol 6. and The Wicked + The Divine, Vol 5) on Sunday July 23rd. Neither of these were picked to complete any of the reading challenges but they still count as books read.
Currently I am in the middle of reading Dead Poets Society by N.H. Kleinbaum and then I’ll watch the movie to complete the book-to-movie adaptation challenge. Though, I did discover today that this book is actually adapted from the screenplay…I’m still counting it for this challenge.