Book Review: Until I'm Yours (The Bennetts #4) by Kennedy Ryan
Until I'm Yours The Bennetts #4 By: Kennedy Ryan Release Date: Feb. 2, 2016 Publisher: Forever Romance Add to Goodreads Source: eARC from publisher in exchange for a honest review GR's Summary:
The world knows her face . . .
Mean girl. Goddess. Bitch. Supermodel Sofie Baston has earned those labels . . . yet they don't scratch the surface of who she really is. Before she can follow her own dreams, Sophie must do her daughterly duty and reel in a "fish" for her father's business-a tall, brown-eyed entrepreneur who immediately hooks her. He's a big guy with an even bigger heart . . . but will that heart be open to Sofie once her darkest secret is revealed?
. . . but only one man knows her heart
To Trevor Bishop, Sofie is a beautiful mystery he would gladly spend his life solving. He figures her tough demeanor is armor against a world that's hurt her too many times. Then Sofie's deepest wounds are reopened by the powerful, ruthless man who made them. When she musters the courage to take him down, her world shatters. Now Trevor is determined to help Sofie pick up the pieces so they can build a future together. The challenge will be convincing his ice princess that it's safe to melt in his arms . . .
I was hoping this book would come!! I knew there was more to Sofie and I knew Ryan could deliver. I have been following Kennedy Ryan’s books for a very long while and I can honestly say the Bennett series has been my favorite. The closing of a beloved series is always bitter sweet because you want to know what happens to everyone but it’s sad because it means the end. Ryan’s books always play out in my head like 4K ultra quality. She manages to take word and create crisp clear images in her readers mind but the magic doesn’t stop there…Ryan adds an element of emotion that bleeds through the pages.
The Story, we are following Sofie grade A jerky beautiful butt. Isn’t funny though often times the meanest people are the ones who need a hug the most? Sofie grew up with Walsh(My Favorite!) but her parents warped and manipulated her into believing her only task in life was to marry and continue the Bennett empire. King and Queen at the top but something happens to her that shakes her foundation and she takes on a different path. Fast forward to present day even though her family lacks kindness she tries to be dutiful. Meeting Trevor was unexpected but very welcome not shy Sofie takes to task. Suddenly the past crashes into her life and she ones again is thrown off kilter. Intrigued by something that he sees Trevor begins to unravel the puzzle that is Sofie Baston. I loved the chase and development of this installment I cannot say I’m surprised though because this is what I’ve come to expect from this all star author.
The Characters, as I mentioned before Sofie has a difficult situation growing up. Several events from her past have been catalysts that resulted in the person she became. The reader gets to see a very special part of Sofie that the rest of the world does not. She has always been labeled and regardless of the negativity she made her own way and succeeded. Trevor was swoon worthy! Giving and wanting to change the world he meshed well with Walsh and reminded me quite a bit of him as well. Trevor quite successful in his own right has always had a gift to see what a person is really about pretty quickly. He is a hard charger and does not give up easily. Every quality he posses is one Sofie truly needed in a person. We see some cameo’s from our favorite characters of books past. Some pretty great and some not so much but understandable given the situation.
The End, beautiful and sweet the epilogue was perfect and a culmination of all the things I wanted for Sofie and Trevor. I loved the HEA. Some things remained difficult but a difficult life doesn’t transform to perfection with a snap of the fingers. Trevor was perfect for Sofie and the growth he brought out of her was wonderful to see. As I mentioned earlier her past is full of pain and she let that pain rule and define her. Once she found her fire and confronted the monsters of the past she was able to soar above everything and everyone. I loved getting to know Sofie’s inner workings and seeing her fight and figure everything out was fabulous. Until I’m Yours can be read as a standalone but seriously do yourself a wonderful service! Pick up these books now.
4.5 These books have been wonderful get away reads chalk full of love and romance that will stay with you filled stars!
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