Book Review: Loving You Always

Loving You Always (The Bennetts #2) by Kennedy Ryan: Kerris Moreton should be the happiest woman in the world: She has a successful business and is about to start the family she's always wanted. But the man of her dreams-the one whose green eyes see straight into her soul and whose gentle hands make her body hum with pleasure-is not hers.

Each secret moment with Walsh Bennett serves to remind Kerris of what she's missing. And every stolen hour makes it harder to see her future without him. But being with Walsh would betray a sacred promise and upend her perfect life. When tragedy strikes, the razor's edge between love and loyalty grows sharper than ever. And Kerris must decide where her heart will fall . . .

Don't miss the first installment in The Bennett's Series...When You Are Mine. Available now!

TeriLyn's thoughts: **Loving You Always generously provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review.**

True love tests the limits of our moral boundaries. What would you do for true love? How much self-worth do you possess to attain what you truly want? How do your past scars define your future? True love and hurt maintain an equal balance with me. To find this kind of love exemplifies what most of us search for in our lives. We think it’s all hearts and unicorns but it’s not. True love tests you, drives you to the brink, and changes you forever. The root of true love is honesty, first with yourself, next with the person you love, and finally with the people who matter most in your life.

Kennedy Ryan has made a believer out of me in Loving You Always – book two of The Bennett’s series. After When You Are Mine my skepticism for the heroine and her connection to her true love swayed me from understanding her true motives. Through the very real, exquisite writing of Ryan with catching dialogue and engaging characters, I believe in the connection of true love between Walsh and Kerris. And Cam. And Jo. And Meredith. Love and compassion lives within the pages of this series.

Book one being a very angsty love triangle thwarted my beliefs in these characters. Book two, picking up right where book one left off, shows the perpetual forward motion our lives carry us into the future. No matter happens we keep moving. The writing proves this in the lives of Kerris, Walsh, and Cam. This story hurts because it surrounds two people in love with the same woman. And a woman in love with only one man but deeply loving the other for the man he is and the man he helped her to be. It’s about suffering, pain, and heartbreak. It’s about joy in honesty and realizing you’re as good as you believe yourself to be. Your heart aches and melts at the same time for these three people desperate to love and to feel loved, desperate for the honesty love requires. This story hurts because someone gets hurt deeply. These characters hurt themselves and each other to heal. There are few moments of weakness when Kerris and I would have had words with each other. She’s not the most favorite heroine I’ve ever read but her growth and maturity and self-awareness in this book was strides better than the first.

The story hurts in both good ways and bad. Loving You Always is about true love, honesty, friendship, forgiveness, and acceptance. It’s about letting go and holding on. About moving on in a way that feels the most for yourself. Being who you are and loving who you love. If you're looking for a range of emotions in a New Adult setting with low steam but beauty in the well written love story - check out this author. A beautiful romance has come from this angsty love triangle and I’m extremely grateful to have taken this journey. Very much looking forward to book three. I need Jo Walsh’s story.

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