Wednesday, September 24, 2014

One Funeral (No Weddings #2) by Kat Bastion and Stone Bastion - ARC Review

One Funeral (No Weddings, #2)One Funeral by Kat Bastion

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is book two in the No Weddings series by Kat and Stone Bastion. We fell in love with Cade Michaelson and his charming ways in No Weddings. Now we get to read the continuing journey of this emotionally damaged couple from Hannah’s POV. One Funeral is a slow burn that leads up to an explosive climax that is well worth the wait.

Hannah is drawn to Cade Michaelson like she has never been drawn to anyone before. He makes her want to forget her past mistakes and heart break and dive head first into a fairy tale romance with him. Cade promises they will take it as slow as she needs, while still doing everything he can to win here affections. Cade is willing to wait for Hannah to be ready to commit to a relationship. But can she trust him? Does Cade trust in the future that they could have? Their chemistry is undeniable, will it prove to be enough to move forward into a new beginning for them both.

“We’re caught in each other’s gravity”

This series has surprised me once again. When I read Cade’s POV in No Weddings I fell in love with him from the start. He flirted and cajoled Hannah into becoming his friend and then when he realized he wanted more from a woman for the first time in a long time he made his intentions known. I love Cade, he is such a gentleman, but a hot alpha male, who goes after what he wants all at the same time. I felt this from him in book one and it came through in book two but through Hannah’s eyes.

“The man destroyed me and saved me, all at once.”

When I realized One Funeral was from Hannah’s POV I wondered if I would like it. I didn’t think I would like Hannah’s side of things as much as I adored Cade’s. I was so wrong! This book made me care about Hannah. I liked her before, I felt bad for her bad breakup. But I didn’t feel like I wanted to be her friend. Then Hannah starts to grow and change to better her life realizing her self-worth.
She starts to take risks like putting herself out there in an effort to make some friends. Also coming to terms with her abandonment issues from having a distant mother and losing her grandparents. Very touching moments in therapy. I love how honest, these two people are with each other, it’s refreshing. No game playing. The banter between them is just as fun as it was in the first book.

“Think you can take a leap of faith with me”

Book two is a natural progression of a real relationship that will stand the test of time. This series is not your usual boy meets girl, they fall into bed and then fall in love in a day. This series is a real account of how two damaged souls can come together and heal each other. Very enjoyable and I am excited for the next installment. I am addicted to this series.

“You are the best thing I’ve ever waited for”


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