𝑻𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒊𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒚 𝒐𝒇 𝒂 𝑯𝒐𝒍𝒍𝒚𝒘𝒐𝒐𝒅 𝒑𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒄𝒆, 𝒂𝒏 𝑰𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒉 𝒓𝒐𝒄𝒌𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒓, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒈𝒊𝒓𝒍 𝒘𝒉𝒐 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒎 𝒃𝒐𝒕𝒉. 𝑨 𝒈𝒊𝒓𝒍 𝒘𝒉𝒐 𝒏𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒘𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒑𝒐𝒕𝒍𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒃𝒖𝒕 𝒇𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒅 𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒆𝒍𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒓𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒐 𝒊𝒕 𝒂𝒏𝒚𝒘𝒂𝒚. 𝑻𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒊𝒔 𝒂 𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒚 𝒇𝒊𝒍𝒍𝒆𝒅 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒔𝒆𝒄𝒓𝒆𝒕𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒍𝒊𝒆𝒔, 𝒅𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒉𝒆𝒅 𝒊𝒏 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒃𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒌 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒑𝒂𝒊𝒏, 𝒃𝒖𝒕 𝒊𝒕’𝒔 𝒂𝒍𝒔𝒐 𝒂 𝒍𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒐𝒏 𝒊𝒏 𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒈𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒏𝒆𝒔𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒓𝒆𝒅𝒆𝒎𝒑𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒇𝒊𝒏𝒅𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒈𝒕𝒉 𝒕𝒐 𝒈𝒐 𝒐𝒏 𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝒍𝒊𝒇𝒆 𝒔𝒆𝒆𝒎𝒔 𝒊𝒏𝒔𝒖𝒓𝒎𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒕𝒂𝒃𝒍𝒆.
I have been on pins and needles waiting for this release since I finished Say You Love Me but it was absolutely worth the wait. In that review, I mentioned that I wasn’t sure how I felt about this story because the surprise and cliffhanger had me all twisted up. I kept going from loving to hating these characters and couldn’t decide how I felt about that book. On one hand, I was beside myself impatient for this release but part of me was also hesitant to read it. After all, what if it hurt me like Inseparable did? I’m not ready for that kind of heartbreak and no amount of HEA erases all the pain in stories like these where we become so invested in these characters.
Those worries weren’t unfounded because my heart was broken by about chapter six and I was incredibly disappointed, but things quickly improved. I love books and envy the skills of many authors but Siobhan Davis makes magic like no other with her characters. And let’s face it, the characters are what makes her stories because the plots could be great on their face or fall completely flat with the wrong stars. The people she brings to life are the magic in every story. I ping-ponged from Team Reeve to Team Dillon all through the first book and was dying to know who’s with Viv at the end. After all, the prologue told us one of them died so it seemed like a safe guess that the coming revelations would show us Viv ended up with the right man and the other was the bad guy but of course it wasn’t that simple. None of these three were the villains, they’re complex characters with human flaws, sympathetic even in their most despicable moments. Nothing just falls into place here, so the HEA doesn’t come easy but it’s not some epic battle either. This is a story of understanding, forgiveness and true love.
Viv received my wrath at the end of the first story for not hating one of these men after his latest confession but that changed with more insight in the second book. What seemed so clear then was suddenly all blurred lines. I was angry with her and disappointed by her choices but her actions were justified and much more understandable with the new information. In particular, I struggled with the notion of a strong heroine still loving such flawed men after they’d hurt her so badly. Maybe there can be redemption with one man, I reasoned, but surely not with both, there’s no way. I stand corrected, at least when Siobhan Davis is the one telling the story. There are so many layers to these characters and the decisions they’ve made, it’s impossible to hate them. There are villains but Viv, Reeve and Dillon aren’t at fault. Ultimately, they’re damaged people making the toughest decisions out of pure desperation.
The notion of being in love with two men seemed flimsy, as well. Triangles aren’t a favorite so I scoff at the idea that this could be a viable plot device but Viv being torn between the two wasn’t only justified, it made sense. It made so much sense, that there was no other way. One of these men was always meant to be her forever but the other needed her in his life to be the man he was meant to be; She in turn needed to be loved by both of them in order to become her true self. This duet is amazing and though contemporary romance is rarely looked upon as literature worth appreciation, Vivian’s story is a masterpiece. Most writers could only dream of weaving a story so beautiful and emotional and fulfilling as this one.
Like the first part, I devoured this book in hours because it’s too good to put down and I’ll definitely read both again. This story is easily a new favorite and deserves a distinction I can rarely give to any story in that it’s complete. I’m always disappointed when a book or series ends but I can honestly say that Siobhan Davis has given us the whole story here. There’s no need for additional epilogues or future chapters. As much as I’d welcome a bonus scene, it’s not needed here because she’s given us everything and there’s nothing left to want. This is an exhaustive work, leaving no unanswered questions.
I’d give this duet an infinite amount of stars if possible. If you haven’t read the All Of Me duet, do yourself a favor and get it now. You won’t be sorry.
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Let Me Love You
by Siobhan Davis
All Of Me duet book 2
Let Me Love Youis the stunning conclusion to the All of Me Duet from USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis.
My heart and soul forever belong to two men.
It’s an irrefutable truth that won’t ever change.
Reeve is the air I breathe.
Dillon is the fire that consumes me.
How am I expected to live without a part of my heart?
This is book two of two and it cannot be read as a stand-alone. 130k-word full-length novel. No cliff-hanger and it ends with an HEA. M/F romance.