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Simply Seventeen Challenge (The Whittler) – Repeat Replay
Want You More by Nicole Helm:
Much of the groundwork for this story was introduced in the previous book. The h/h each had issues with feeling unworthy of love. I liked the h/h, both individually and as a couple. But much of the book was their internal monologues going around in circles. I had issues with the way two background incidents were used. Each was a case of “bad things we’re done to them by other people” with no real on page exploration or resolution. Neither was off in and of itself, but both felt like a cheap short-cut to play up the reader’s sympathy (can’t get into specifics without major spoilers). The h/h each would have benefited from professional counseling. Despite their earlier break-up being one of friendship as they hadn’t been romantically involved, this was very much a reunion romance. The author did a good job of making each of their reasons for leaving credible yet showing the growth and change which allowed for a believable HEA this time around.

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