Someone To Love (Forever Love #2) by Riley Rhea
Release Date: July 8, 2014
Spencer Jacobs thought his life was pretty damn perfect. He had a good job, a long-time girlfriend, and a bright happy future ahead. That is, until that fateful night when he walked in and saw the ultimate betrayal between the woman he loved and his own twin brother. After having his heart ripped open by the two people he trusted most, Spencer fled his hometown in search for a new life.
Befriending Tucker Wade in this sleepy town had proven to be a good thing. Tucker had given him a job and a new beginning. He thought he needed time to heal, but even after the two years, he still hadn’t gotten over the pain of what that night had cost him. Spencer doesn’t believe that he will ever be able to trust anyone again with his heart, let alone to ever love again. That is, until the fateful day Lexi Allen walked in his life. The spunky redhead had the ability to bust down that fortress he had built around his heart, leaving him questioning everything he thought he ever knew about himself.
Lexi Allen has never been in love. She has always held out for that special person, that special someone that she can give her whole heart to. The day hunky Spencer Jacobs walks in her life, she quickly realizes that he just may be that person. The only problem is, he’s broken and he can’t offer her anything more than a good time.
Will Lexi and Spencer ever find someone to love?
Early last week I read and reviewed the first book in Riley Rhea’s Forever Love series, Remember Love. I was instantly drawn to the characters and knew I would be reading the rest of the series as soon as possible. Lucky for me, Someone to Love was recently released, so I didn’t have to wait long to start the next book.
Someone to Love slightly overlaps some of the time frame in which Remember Love took place. It’s always interesting to gain new perspectives on previous events, and see what took place behind closed doors.While the books are technically standalones, there are a few “you had to be there” to understand jokes, so I recommend reading Remember Love first.
This time around, we follow Tucker and Brenna’s best friends, Spencer and Lexi, as they become fast friends and lovers. Spencer is the mysterious new guy in town, with secrets he’d rather keep hidden in his fortress of a heart. Lexi is an outspoken, happy-go-lucky artist, who is willing to take the time to break down Spencer’s walls, even if it’s one brick at a time.
The plot wasn’t as moving as Remember Love, but the writing was still impressive with its entrancing quality. The story flowed, never dulling in its pacing. I did feel like this was almost a retelling of Remember Love at times, though. While the story was supposed to be focused on Spencer and Lexi, most of the highlights in the book were events that took these characters were only witness to. When we finally came to a big moment for the main characters, it was nearly 3/4 of the way through the book.
I did enjoy Someone to Love and I’m looking forward to seeing what will happen to the new characters we were introduced to. I hope I don’t have to wait too long for the next book! 🙂