Series: Made for Love #3.5
Author: R.C. Martin
Genre: Contemporary/New Adult Romance
Release Date: March 4, 2016
“The Holloways was filled with all the emotions I have come to expect from an RC Marin novel. I laughed, cried, felt the love, anger, joy and stress of this couple navigating their way through their first year of marriage.” – 5 Star Goodreads Review
“I just knew… these two were going to light my kindle on FIRE!” – 5 Star Review from Author Hayley Faiman
“The Holloways is a very VERY steamy read.” – 5 Star Review from United Indie Book Blog
We first met Logan and Roman in The Promises We Keep. At the time, they both were falling for the wrong person. When we caught up with them in Reckless Surrender, we saw that Logan was a passionate woman who did everything with her whole self; her job, her friendships and eventually loving Roman. In The Holloways we get a close-up view of just how intensely Logan loves Roman. Roman has always been the quiet hottie. When he fell for Logan, he was all in, he allowed her to be the one to heal his wounded heart. Time after time Roman proved that he would fight for her no matter what.
The Holloways follows Logan and Roman’s first year of marriage. They love each other with a passion that is felt with every word on the page. There are happy times, stressful times, joys and successes, and even plans for the future. When someone from Logan’s past comes back will Roman’s jealousy put a scar on their perfect marriage? Or will they work through it and come out stronger in the end?
I was so excited to get more of The Holloways’ story. I love books that follow up on a couple after the end of the original novel. I’m always sad to see characters go and when we can follow up and get more of them it’s like they have never really left us. RC Martin did not disappoint in this follow-up to Reckless Surrender. Although Logan and Roman are obviously the main focus, we also see updates from Daphne and Trevor, the other couple from Reckless Surrender, and even Brandon and Sarah from So Much More.
The Holloways was filled with all the emotions I have come to expect from an RC Marin novel. I laughed, cried, felt the love, anger, joy and stress of this couple navigating their way through their first year of marriage. There were definitely some steamy scenes that will set your e-reader on fire. The Holloways is the perfect read to warm you up on a cold winter day!
Another steamy 5 star read by RC Martin.
I’m a born and bred Coloradan. While I now reside in Virginia, the land of the Rocky Mountains is where I’ve left a piece of my heart and where my characters come to life. When I’m not writing I’m reading; when I’m not reading I’m writing…you know how it goes! I also enjoy cooking, baking, crocheting, and jigsaw puzzles. Basically, I’m an old soul with a young heart, nonchalantly waiting for my prince to come.
This is one of those reads where you have to take some time to digest everything when you are finished. There are so many feels in this book. I laughed, cried, was hopeful, excited, and at times devastated. I loved the characters most of the time and wanted to throw my e-reader at one of them at one point.
Reckless Surrender is the second book in the Made for Love series. Although it is a standalone novel, you meet the four main characters in book 1, The Promises We Keep. I went into this book with some preconceived ideas of characters that I loved and one that I really did not like at all. Let me tell you, RC Martin did a fabulous job of changing my mind, and convincing me to love the one character that I thought I hated. The way she wrote their stories and delved further into their true characters was amazing. I fell in love with Daphne, Trevor and Roman right away, and learned to love Logan as I got to know her better. They each had their struggles that they had to overcome in order to reach their true happiness.
When discussing the Made for Love Series with a blogger friend, the one word we both thought of when describing RC Martin’s writing is classy. All of her books are sexy and sweet and have characters with deep emotions and complex issues. And boy can Ms. Martin write a kiss. Just reading it will make you weak in the knees. I look forward to reading every book by her.
Reckless Surrender and the whole Made for Love series are definite 5 star reads!