The only thing that could bring Liam Monroe back to Haven, Georgia, is his loyalty to his late sisterso he’s agreed to serve as a chef at the resort his brothers have built in her honor. But he’s not staying. At least that’s the plan. . .
Macy Hayward always admired the Monroes. Adopting four kids—including the brooding, mysterious Liam—they were an example of the loving family she wanted for herself someday. Now, ironically, Macy’s got an unexpected new tenant in the apartment above her hardware store: none other than Liam.
Most of Liam’s furniture consists of weightlifting equipment, since he has no intention of settling in. He can’t wait to run away again, from his brothers and his bitter memories—and from Macy, with her relentlessly seductive curves. Still, while he’s around, he should do the poor woman a favor and teach her to cook, before she poisons someone. . .
Soon, their sessions in the kitchen are getting spicy. But Macy has roots in Haven, and she wants to plant more, including taking in a little girl who needs a home. Meanwhile, Liam has an opportunity for his own restaurant in Atlanta. Will choosing love mean giving up their separate dreams? Or will the heart find a way?. . .
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“Another page turner—I couldn't put it down!” –LoriFoster New York Times bestselling author
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About the Author
National bestselling author Jules Bennett is a former salon owner turned full‑time author. Considering she met her husband at the age of fourteen and they’ve been together since, Jules knows a thing or two about romance and happily ever after. She and her husband live in the Midwest with their two young children. When Jules isn’t creating emotional, witty stories, she’s spending time with her family, working out or procrastinating on social media. She loves to hear from readers. You can connect with her through Facebook, Twitter, or her website: julesbennett.com.
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Lost in You
By Jules Bennett
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Macy tried to ignore the footsteps overhead as she went through her evening routine. As the owner of Knobs and Knockers, the only hardware store in Haven, Georgia, Macy ran a bustling business and often stayed after hours to accommodate customers.
Which was why she now found herself listening as her new tenant moved around upstairs. Her new tenant who drove her out of her ever-loving mind, who kept her awake at night, who monopolized her every thought ... well, most of them anyway. On occasion she also thought about tacos, so there was that.
And if Liam Monroe ever knew just how much mind time he inspired, he'd never let her live it down. Or he'd use it against her, which would be mortifying, because if he rejected her ...
Ugh. She ignored the path her thoughts had traveled and focused on something she could actually control. Control ... something she prided herself on, something that had gotten her through the past several years.
Macy shoved the cash and receipts into her bank bag and tucked the bulk beneath her arm. She needed to get out of the store before she had a run-in with Mr. Sexy Tenant. Liam had moved in a few months ago and she'd tried to avoid any face-to-face time when no one else was around to buffer.... So far so good.
Even though she'd known him since she was a teen, she'd never been more aware of her feelings where he was concerned. That teen crush had vanished, replaced by something intense and much more grown up. She couldn't describe how she felt now that he was back home. Knowing he was so close made her want to reach out to him, but then that fear from her past, the fear of his reaction, had her hesitating.
Damn fear. Why did she let that control her? She'd wanted one man for years, and now that he was here, she went on about her life like everything was perfectly normal.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Slinking in and out the door of her own business was absolutely not normal. Her heart accelerating each time she heard heavy footsteps upstairs was not normal.
Yet here she stood with bank bag in hand, just like every night the past two months he'd been here. The internal battle between her angel and devil never more prominent. He wasn't in town to pick up where he'd left off years ago. Not that they had shared anything to pick up. Her attraction had clearly been one-sided because she was pretty sure he didn't even flick a glance her way other than on friendly terms.
No, what brought Liam back to Haven — reluctantly — had been his family. He and his brothers, Zach and Braxton, were now owners of Bella Vous, a women-only resort and spa. The fact that three rough-around-the-edges mmen now owned something so dainty and feminine would be laughable if the circumstances surrounding their decision weren't so tear-jerkingly sweet.
Their late sister, Chelsea, had created this vision, going so far as to keep notebooks and journals about a place for women to go and relax, take a break from reality, or just have a fun girls' trip. When Chelsea unexpectedly passed away, the guys banded together to make her dream a reality.
Granted, it took Liam a bit longer to come around, but the bad blood between him and Zach had been somewhat settled ... as much as possible, considering their past and the ordeal they had been thrust into.
Just before the grand opening, Bella Vous lost its chef when the lady who'd been hired opted to take off with her boyfriend on a cross-country trip. Needless to say, the Monroe brothers were in a bind, and since Liam had been let go from his hoity-toity position at an upscale place in Savannah, he decided to fill in.
Macy knew Liam didn't want to be here. He never came out and said the words; he didn't have to. His actions, his apparent unhappiness, spoke volumes. But as much as Liam wasn't keen on being back in the town that reminded him of the tragic night that had altered his life, he wasn't about to let his family down when they needed him most.
And the last minute change of plans had left him with nowhere to live ... until Zach's intended, Sophie, mentioned the apartment over Knobs and Knockers.
So, now Macy had to hightail it out of her own territory because the man she'd been infatuated with since high school was invading her space.
As soon as she grabbed her keys from the shelf beneath the counter, Macy froze. Those footsteps overhead were now on the steps ... as in coming down the steps. Toward her. She'd hung around too long. It wasn't like she could make a mad dash for the door now.
Gripping the keys in one hand, she grabbed the bag from beneath her arm and whirled around to the back of her store. Clad in well-worn jeans and a black T-shirt that molded to his muscular form, Liam met her gaze as he crossed the wide aisle toward the counter.
The scar running along the left side of his face might have been intimidating to some, making him appear harsh, but to Macy he was the sexiest man she'd ever met. And that scar was a reminder of how close they'd all come to losing him. His broad frame, those dark eyes fanned with dark lashes, and an intense gaze only added to the appeal. The ink peeking from beneath the short sleeve didn't hurt, either. Would it be too forward to ask him to take the shirt off? Just to see the rest of the tattoo, that's all. Maybe she could trace it with her finger ... or tongue.
Yeah, this was no teenage crush anymore. This was full-on adult hormones with very adultish images scrolling through her mind each time she saw him.
"I need some putty for the faucet in the bathroom upstairs," he told her in that low, gravely tone that covered her entire body with chills in a very delicious way.
Focus, Macy. The man needs putty, not drool.
Macy loved this old building, which was full of charm; however, charm and old often went hand in hand with renovations and repairs. She'd lived above the hardware store her entire life. Her grandparents had started the business and saved money by living upstairs.
Then the store was passed to her parents when they married. Macy had never known another home until a few months ago. She and her father had moved when Macy decided to build a house, with an apartment built on the back of her garage for her father. Needless to say, she was adjusting to a new life from every possible angle.
"I'll come up and fix it." She sat her bag and keys on the counter. "Let me grab the putty."
Macy moved around the old, scarred wrap counter that sat in the middle of the store. Liam didn't budge as she approached him. She'd always been tall, but next to him she felt tiny, feminine. For a woman being five feet ten inches and owning a hardware store, Macy relished the simplest things that made her feel like a woman ... like her slight addiction to pretty lingerie. She'd always been athletic, not the type to paint her face with makeup or wear the latest styles. Sports and tools had been her staples growing up. Oh, and her cowgirl boots. She never left home without them.
"I'll fix it." He tipped his head slightly to the left, a habit she noticed and knew he didn't even realize he was doing. The vain attempt at hiding his scar came second nature to him. "Just give me the tub."
Macy crossed her arms, her elbows brushing slightly against his chest. Well, hello there, glorious muscle tone.
"You're my tenant," she reminded him, though she was mentally reminding herself as well. "I'll take care of any problems."
"I can fix the damn sink, Macy."
Why did she have to watch his lips as he said her name? Did she enjoy the torture? Apparently masochism was another trait she possessed. He didn't say her name often, but when he did she took a moment to savor the way his low, throaty tone delivered the simple word.
Macy placed a hand on his chest, to move him and to get a feel for those pecs again, and pushed him aside. She made her way to the front of the store where she'd just finished the plumbing display with all the essentials for a DIY project. Had she not stayed after to finish this project, she wouldn't be dealing with her sexy tenant.
The second she wrapped her fingers around the tub of putty, Liam reached over her shoulder and covered her hand. The warmth from his body radiated against her back and Macy closed her eyes, gritted her teeth, and willed herself not to whirl around and plaster herself against him. Would that be coming on too strong?
Still, she could take just a moment and memorize the way he perfectly curled his fingers against her own.
Flirting was second nature to her. Liam wasn't the only one with scars; Macy's just happened to be on the inside. Physical relationships were all she did. One time she'd allowed herself to foolishly fall into young lust, and she'd never been the same since.
Men were too easy. They tended to want one thing, so she gave it ... on her terms. She always remained in complete control over what she would give. Never again would a man hold any power over her — power laced with undeniable strength.
But Macy knew Liam wouldn't be easy. She knew he wasn't going to just go away or get out of her mind. Liam was a complication she couldn't afford. She'd barely recovered from the last time she opened herself and that had been years ago. She'd come back to heal from the assault, and she was still here.
"Go on home," he told her, prying the tub from her hand. "I've got this."
When she could pull in a good, solid breath, Macy turned. "Do we have to argue about this?" One broad shoulder lifted in a shrug. "I'm not arguing. I'm going upstairs to fix my sink, hit the punching bag, then try a new recipe."
That combo pretty much summed up Liam Monroe. He was as complex and simple as that.
Her eyes raked over that form-fitting T. "You don't dress like a chef."
"My whites are in the wash."
He never missed a beat to come back with some sarcastic reply. That dry humor of his had always been another pull for her. Damn him for being appealing even when his snarky side kicked in.
"Dad has a poker game tonight, so no rush for me to hurry home with dinner," she said.
Macy tried to make sure her father had a nice meal each night, though she bought takeout and brought it back to her house. Cooking definitely wasn't one of her skills. Buying for two was actually cheaper than going to the store and cooking, especially considering she'd most likely burn the dish and they'd have to buy anyway. She was frugal that way.
Actually, Macy liked having her dad close. Though they each had their own space, he was in and out of the store often, most likely checking up on her. This was the first time ever they hadn't lived under the same roof except that brief period she was away at college.
"It's Friday," Liam commented. "Go get ready for your date and just deduct the putty from my rent."
It took her a moment, but the words sank in. "I don't have a date tonight," Macy stated, propping her hands on her hips. Of course he'd assume she had a date. She dated often. She knew what people thought, though they were usually discreet about saying anything. Nobody knew she used her social life as a mask for the pain. Nobody would ever know.
Liam stared at her for another minute before shaking his head and turning away. Without a word, he started for the back of the store and went right on up the steps. Seriously? Did he think because he said so that she would just go on home? Apparently he didn't know her at all.
They'd been a few years apart in school and Macy had been swamped with keeping her good grades up and being the star player of her softball team. But she still made time to daydream and appreciate the sultry, sexy Liam Monroe. The oldest of the Monroe boys and the quietest. Why were those silent types the most intriguing?
Since she had been friends with his late sister, Chelsea, Macy had been able to get a little closer to Liam than just random passes through the hall at school. But when Liam was in an accident that left him scarred, he pulled away from people, his family most of all. That all happened around the same time Macy went off to college on a softball scholarship.
Little did she know her entire life would change in the most drastic of ways.
Shoving aside her mother's untimely death and the incident she refused to give her thoughts to, Macy made sure the store alarm was set, the outside lights turned off. Then she marched right up those steps and pounded on the door to Liam's apartment.
The entire second floor was an open living space, save for the two bedrooms and bath. Her grandparents had bought the old building with a dream and a vision. They'd established the hardware store and when her mother took over, she'd put a small shop on one side of the store that had home accents. Her grandparents had been too poor to do so. So they had lived in the upstairs, but they let nothing stand in the way of their dream.
Macy's parents had eventually renovated the space during their married life and never moved. Her father always joked that the commute was too convenient.
Macy had grown up here and the place still felt so much like home. A home when her entire world had been right, had been all sunshine and rainbows. These walls could tell so many stories of laughter, Christmas mornings, slumber parties, and late night movies. Reality and fate hit her hard when she'd been eighteen, though.
And now Liam lived here. She'd never had an intention of renting the space out, but he needed a place to live and she'd lost her mind for a split second and extended the invitation when Sophie suggested he stay.
Macy waited, but the door remained closed. Blowing out a frustrated sigh, she turned the knob and let herself in. She'd see his stubborn and raise him one.
As soon as she stepped inside, memories rushed back to her. Her father had left nearly all the furniture when he'd moved out. The familiar old brown couch sat against the wall to the right. Her mother had always wanted it in the middle of the floor with a sofa table behind it. She'd wanted people who came to visit to mingle and feel comfortable. The television wasn't in the same spot as she'd remembered, either. So many things were the same, yet completely different.
Liam's stamp now imprinted the only home she'd ever known. Tennis shoes to the left of the entrance, wallet and keys on the small table by the door. A single coffee mug rested on the corner of the sink; a large stand mixer that looked quite expensive was on the counter. There were massive-looking free weights by the coffee table. The visual image of Liam pumping iron and sweating wasn't something she needed. She was trying to mentally detach herself.
Apparently Liam wasn't too keen on unpacking. The entire wall separating the living room from the main bedroom was lined with stacked boxes. Each one labeled with thick, black marker indicating the contents.
Macy had lived up here with her father until just a few months ago, when she'd gotten her own home. But this simple space would always be hers, no matter who else lived here.
Her eyes drifted to the wood trim around the door. The pencil lines and dates had her reaching out, trailing her fingertips over the visible memory. Such innocent times, such sweet nostalgia.
"I didn't invite you in."
Macy glanced over her shoulder, blinked back the moisture, and shrugged. "You didn't lock the door, either."
Liam stood in the doorway of the room she used to call her own. If he noticed her getting all teary, he didn't say anything. Macy pushed her hair away from her face, cursing herself for leaving it down today. Ponytails were her best friend.
"I'm not being difficult," she started. "I would be here no matter the tenant. I don't expect you to do any repairs and I actually meant to replace the entire sink and faucet before you moved in, but I didn't have time. That was the only thing I didn't get to when we renovated."
"I don't need anything new, so don't replace it on my account. I hope I'm not here very long."
Macy froze. He'd leave Haven? His family? "What?"
Liam muttered a curse and turned toward the kitchen, which was only separated from the living area by a large center island. "Nothing. Just go on, Macy. I have things to do."
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed Macy's and Liam's heartfelt journey as they explored their mutual attraction while battling emotional scars from their pasts. I love Jules Bennett's writing style.
Liam is the most closed off of the brothers and I think lots of returning readers are really looking forward to discovering what makes him tick. He's struggling with a lot of things, leaving him moody and sometimes erratic. Proximity to his brothers and working on his sister's dream is doing a lot to bridge some old hurts and forge a better relationship with his family. But it doesn't help that one of those things he's having trouble with is an attraction to his sexy landlord and close family friend. Macy seems like such a well put together person that you wouldn't realize that she's got some pretty big secrets. She's funny, energetic and friendly - the perfect girl next door. Or in this case, girl downstairs. And she's had a thing for Liam for AGES so if she could only get behind his walls it might lead somewhere fantastic. Whew, he has walls though! I think that Bennett's superb writing and fun characters will help keep the attention of readers who aren't all that thrilled with the on/off of this relationship. Because Liam definitely waffles. A lot. I kinda get where he's coming from, because small town living makes it hard to get away from anything in your past. Especially something as big as the car wreck that left him with a scar on his face. And he's has an idea of what his future would be, which doesn't include life in said small town. But things are starting to come together with the brothers and their business, so when you throw in a girl that he has trouble resisting... well, I think he resists a little too much :) It takes him some time to work out what he really wants and where he needs to be. But of course, he gets there in the end. (There's quite a bit of angst though before then so make sure you are prepared.) *** I voluntarily read a Review Copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely my own and no one else’s. ***
The epitome of a happily-ever-after! I can't even begin to tell you how many emotions this book stirs up. Not only is it the culmination of the 3rd brother finding love, but it's a whole other feeling of completeness because Chelsea got her dream. Not only did her brothers bring her dream business to life, but in the midst of it, they became the close-knit family she always wanted them to be ... with her memory and the love she showered on them in the short time they had together surrounding them all in their hearts. I loved this series so much ... I only wished there were some more brothers so we'd get more books out of it! :) Liam Monroe has always been the loner of the family. He loved his adopted family more than he could ever show, but a part of him was always locked away in memories of his past. He left their home of Haven, GA to strike out on his own years ago, and the only thing that will bring him back is Chelsea. After her death, his brothers rallied together to build her dream resort & spa in an old house she had bought and planned for before her death. Now he's back to run the kitchen ... but only temporarily! Macy Hayward had a crush on Liam back in high school. Now she's having to see him constantly because she got suckered into renting him the apartment above her hardware store. She still feels that draw to him every time she sees his handsome body. When circumstances draw them together and have him teaching her how to cook, things really heat up! When it comes time for Liam to pursue his own dreams and head out of town again, will he be able to walk away from all that Haven holds for him ... not only family, but a new found love as well?
Once again Jules Bennett delivers a wonderful book with Lost In You book #3 in The Monroes Series. Liam Monroe comes back home to Haven to be the chef at his late sister's dream, a Women's Resort. Liam carries a lot of emotional baggage coming back home and wants to return to Atlanta to fulfill his own dream of owning his own restaurant. Macy Hayward rents Liam an apartment above her hardware store. Liam and Macy are drawn to each other but they both have trust issues and Liam wants to get away from Haven. I encourage you to get the book to see how everything turns out. This book has it all, complicated family relationships, romance, emotional baggage and dreams and along with the secondary characters makes it a great read. I received an ARC for an honest review.
4.5 Stars! Lost In You by new to me author Jules Bennett, is a terrific and well-conceived novel. It is a compelling read, replete with an entertaining plot, nicely-defined characters, and a complicated romance. This story takes place in the small town of Haven, Georgia, and the down to earth Monroe family truly exudes goodness and the importance of being together. This is the third book in The Monroes series, and it can be truly enjoyed as a standalone. Macy Hayword owns and runs the hardware store that has been a part of her family for generations. Macy has a huge heart and loves her father very much. During college, she suffered through a couple of extremely traumatic events, which changed her life forever. She loves children and has recently been approved to be a foster mother. Macy has a lot on her plate and believes she will never find a forever love. Then chef and quasi childhood friend Liam Monroe returns to town, and Macy still feels a tremendous attraction from years gone by. Liam is back in Haven to help his brothers bring their late sister's dream of running a first-class women's spa to fruition. Liam is not only a partner, he also cooks the delicious food that all the guests devour. Because he wants to return to Atlanta and run his own restaurant in the near future, he temporarily resides in Macy's former apartment, which is located on the second floor of her hardware store. Liam lost his mom at the tender age of ten, and spent some horrendous time in the foster care system until the Monroes adopted him. Macy's presence in his life stirs up feelings he promised himself he would never experience again. I really enjoyed this book. I loved the way Ms. Bennett evolved Macy and Liam's relationship; with tenderness, desire, and a bit of discovery. This story flowed effortlessly from start to finish, and I did not want it to end. If you are looking for a contemporary romance with the perfect balance of sweetness and heat, an engaging plot, and a happily ever after, then read this book. This is a well-written novel about courage and love, that twists and turns in all the right places. Complimentary copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley.
Lost In You is the third book in Jules Bennett’s The Monroe series. I enjoyed reading about Liam and Macy. Both were damaged characters running from their pasts and afraid to trust. They are also searching for love. I was really looking forward to reading this book, but I was a little disappointed as parts of the book seemed to drag for me. I enjoyed this series and would recommend reading all three books. I love Ms. Bennett’s writing style and look forward to her next book.
Do you ever have one of those books that you want to read so badly but when you get it you can't bring yourself to, because you know as soon as you finish it that the series is done? Yea me too, this book is that book. I have loved Jules' Monroe series since the first page of Wrapped in You and I have been waiting for Liam to get his HEA. Even though this is the third and final installment of the Monroe Series you can read each as a standalone. Jules is always great about giving you enough back story that you are not completely lost in the story line. However, I strongly suggest you read the first two in this series as well. Wrapped in You and Caught Up in You. Liam Monroe has been dragged back to Haven by the ghost and wishes of his late sister Chelsea to help his brothers fulfill her dream of opening and running Bella Vous Spa. He only agrees to stay long enough to get the spa up and running and then find a replacement chef so he can continue his dream of running his own restaurant. What he wasn't expecting was for Macy Hayward to question whether his dream of a owning a restaurant is really what he wants for his future. Macy Hayward has known the Monroe Brothers since they were teenagers and has harbored a crush on Liam for years. She knows even though he is back now that he doesn't plan to stay as he keeps reminding everyone and she is rooted in Haven. Can she make him change his mind and stay with her and his family or is his dream of running his own restaurant too powerful to make him change his mind? I loved these two characters. They are perfect for one another. Liam and Macy both have issues and struggles they must overcome and the story doesn't disappoint in keeping you right there with them. I didn't think I could love Liam as much as I loved Braxton and Zach from the previous stories but I do. These brothers are worth the read. I know this series will be added to my re-read stack.
Lost In You by Jules Bennett The Monroes #3 Four children turned into siblings through adoption became the Monroe siblings. The sister in the group died before her time and in doing so brought her brothers together to realize one of her dreams. With the oldest and youngest brother having found their HEAs in the first two books of the series I was looking forward to reading Liam’s story and looked forward to finding out how he and Macy would get together. I also wanted to know more of his and her backstories. The writing was well done but at times I felt there was a bit too much repeating of Liam’s angst. He had a dream (was it really his dream?) and it became more important than family or the woman he could so easily love. He had been hurt in the past and was guarding himself from further pain in ways that didn’t really resonate with me. He was a wishy-washy in his relationship with Macy and even with himself. I did like Macy and her strength of character. I am not sure why she was fixated on Liam because she probably could have had anyone in town as strong and beautiful as she was. Maybe it was two hurt souls drawn to one another for healing? Anyway, I did enjoy catching up with the family, finding out how everyone was doing and reading the ups and downs that finally achieved a HEA for Liam and Macy. I look forward to reading more books by this author in the future. Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Publishing Corp – Zebra Books for the ARC. This is my honest review.
I really wanted to love this book but unfortunately it was only an ok read for me. I have loved the first two books in this series and I have been looking forward to getting Liam's story. Liam is the reserved brother of the 3, self conscious of the scars he bares from an auto accident that tore the family apart. While the family relationships have slowly gotten repaired, Liam doesn't plan on staying in Haven. His dream is to own his own restaurant and that won't happen there. Starting anything with Macy Hayward would just end with someone getting hurt. Yet the attraction that flares between them makes walking away so hard! The book is well written and the characters are interesting but the back and forth that Liam does about wanting Macy is frustrating to read. I wanted a bit more to the story than there was. Still overall it's not a bad read, just too drawn out for my taste.
Lost In You by Jules Bennett is the third book in the Monroes. Here we follow Liam and Macy in another heartfelt read as they battle emotional scars from the past to reveal secrets they are hiding, and struggle to find love again. I am in so love with the Monroes and each book just seems to draw you in with a WOW experience. You can feel their affection as they find their happy and learn to trust and love again. I truly loved the series and recommend this book for a enjoyable adventure.
Jules Bennett has created a wonderful trilogy about three adopted brothers who are honoring the legacy of their deceased adopted sister. This is the third in the trilogy and was well worth the wait. Liam knew love as a child but through life's twists and turns he has taken one too many hits and has now closed himself off to love and relationships. All he wants to do is finish his obligation to his brothers in setting up his deceased sister's legacy. Macy has had a crush on Liam since they were kids but doesn't know how to heal him and herself. Macy refuses to let anyone have control over her because of past traumatic event but finds that she will let Liam have some control. They agree to a friendship but passions spark and both must decide to stop running from the past in order to have a future. A great story, full of emotions that keep you hooked into the story.
3 - "Stop running..." Stars. I have been a huge fan of this series from the beginning, The Monroe siblings just pulled me in from the get-go, mainly because of the less-than-friendly dynamic the existed between them in the beginning that has gradually changed into a more amenable connection over the course of the three books because of the way things have transpired, particularly with the building and running of Bella Vous. This is a story that I have been itching too read since pretty much the introduction of Liam Monroe and Macy Hayward, one closed off from everyone and everything due to the terrible car accident he was in that caused permanent scarring to his face as a teenager. While the other is open and bubbly and honest about her attraction for him, thing is Macy isn’t all sunshine and rainbows when you look past the façade she projects, this is a woman with a few scars of her own. Scars that Liam is one of the few people to know about. She might wear her scars on the outside, but she had plenty on the inside… I really wish I could have given this story a higher rating, but the truth is that the author did so well in teasing us with this couple through the previous two books that the first half of Lost in You just felt like a long and drawn out repeat of Liam wanting her, denying himself, caving in, insisting he was moving away and then going back to the beginning of the cycle again. I wanted more for the pair of them, and it got to the point that Macy actually started coming across a little desperate in her attempts to get him to admit his attraction and feelings for her. "You have to know why this is a bad idea…" "Do I? Because moments ago you had your hands all over me and everything felt like a great idea." The second half is better and things do pick up, and I love that the whole Monroe clan plays such a big part in this book, but it took so long to get to the good stuff, I had lost a little of my excitement by that point. One thing I do know for certain is that Jules Bennett is an author I look forward to reading again in the future. Although this series didn’t quite end with the bang I was hoping for, the book was still well written, and I will remember the Monroe boys with great affection. **This is a voluntary review of an advanced copy of the book.
Such a delightful read! The story line is full of emotion, fear and uncertainty. Liam and Macy both have secrets as well as sexual chemistry. Decisions must be made and obstacles overcome as they learn to trust one another. Love this series! Can't wait for more from this talented author. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book, all opinions expressed are my own.
Great third book in the Monroes series. Liam is scarred both inside and out. He is back to help out with his late sister's dream of a getaway for women. He desperately wants to go back to Savannah. Macy came back from college when her mother died. Something happened on that last day at college that she has not told anyone. After taking over her father's hardware store, she rented the apartment above it to Liam, her high school crush. A wonderful ride as these two scarred people find their way to happiness!
This is the last book in this wonderful series. Liam has returned home to Haven, Georgia to be a guest chef at his family's woman's only resort they have in memory of their late sister. While there he is renting a room from Macy and living above her store. Can two damaged people come together and heal each other? That is what you wander as you start reading Liam and Macy's story. You know that Liam was put through hell going through the foster system, while Macy was violated and lost her mom all in the span of 12 hours. But can Liam quit being such a hard nose person and let Macy as well as his family in? Can Macy move on from what happened to her in the past to be able to move on with her life? The story is crossing lines bringing them all closer but Liam keeps resisting til he can't resist Macy anymore...Can the ups and downs of life and love bring them closer? This is the last book of the trilogy unfortunately but the ending wraps up everyone's story lines in a great bow..This is a MUST MUST MUST read...You will not regret it.. You will find yourself rooting on Liam and Macy