About the book:
Title: Until We’re More (Fighting For Her #2)
Author: Cindi Madsen
Published: August 27th 2018 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Embrace)
Source: received in exchange for an honest review
Chelsea is smart, funny, gorgeous, and the best friend I’ve ever had. Ever since she left, I’ve been a wreck. I’ve been focused on keeping my family’s MMA gym afloat while I train and coach fighters, anything to not miss her more. But now she’s finally back, along with her grumpy, possessive cat, and things are weird between us.
By weird, I mean I can’t stop thinking about her in that way. She’s in the room next door, and it takes all my control not to storm in there, sweep her up, and bring her back to my bed. Even stranger, I’m pretty sure she’d be into it.
And this time, I’m not going to stop fighting until we’re more.
“Friends to lovers” is always a great trope, if explored to its fullest. Cindi Madsen does a good job in “Until We’re More”, creating a beautiful friendship that our main characters are afraid to ruin.
Chelsea and Liam have been best friends for a long long time. She is the only person he feels comfortable with, he is he only guy she can feel herself with, the guy who puts up with her love of books and her family’s complicated issues. However, one moment between them changes everything and she decides to put distance between them. Chelsea returns after 6 month away from home, willing to build her career and change her personality. Can Liam keep his emotions in check? Are they able to stick to the friends zone? You’ve already figured the answer to these questions, but the steps they take are interesting and even funny.
I like how comfortable their relationship feels and how they see each other’s flaws or particularities and accept them, no questions asked. Liam is not much of a talker, but Chelsea manages to get more than one word out of him. She is lacking self-confidence, but with a little help from him, she will manage to build it.
There are good things about this book, but also many that were not as much to my taste. I did not feel the relationship between the main characters and their friends and family. They felt like being thrown in there and I did not feel the substance. Also, these particularities of the main characters feel a little contradictory. He is shy, but I didn’t feel this from his interactions with others. True, there is not much dialogue with other characters. She is not very imposing, but I didn’t get that part, except in her professional career. I don’t know, I just didn’t feel it.
As for the writing, I would have preferred to see a bigger difference between the chapters from Chelsea’s perspective and the ones from Liam’s. The plot is great, but the family aspect that she has to deal with is not well defined from my point of view.
All in all, it was an enjoyable read. Granted, I would have preferred much more, but I liked it nonetheless. For now, I am going with 3 out of five stars and my love for the author 🙂 She has many amazing books and many I still need to go through 🙂 Happy Reading 🙂
About the Author
Cindi Madsen is a USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance and young adult novels. She sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music, dancing, and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children.
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