Keeping Her by Cora Carmack
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
In this novella, we are brought up to speed with Garrick and Bliss as they move forward in their relationship and their lives together. It seems like after making it through an incredibly challenging beginning to their relationship, everything would be smooth from here on out, right? Not quite. While Bliss and Garrick remain completely in love, they are headed to London so that Bliss can meet Garrick's parents. Specifically his mother, who is more than a little intimidating and also quite judgmental. We gain some insight into Garrick's past and life before he left for the United States, and it was definitely not what I was expecting. Bliss was caught off-guard too, and it was interesting to experience with her that shock of learning that someone she knows and loves has a background that is completely incongruent with the man she met and the person he is today.
It feels great to reconnect with Bliss and Garrick. They are facing some new challenges as they move from college life into "real life", and they way they are thoughtful and honest with one another is very touching. I felt a little irritated with them as a couple when I was reading Faking It because I was feeling particularly sympathetic to Cade's character in that book. This brought me right back to loving them and cheering them on as much as I did in Losing It. If you have read and enjoyed Losing It, Keeping Her is a fantastic way to touch base and keep moving forward with Garrick and Bliss. I recommend this whole series, and am looking forward to Kelsy's story in Finding It.
* A digital review copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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