Series: Dragonfly #3
Publisher: Self Published on October 3. 2013
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Finishing senior year is supposed to be the best time in a person’s life.
Finishing senior year as Julian’s girlfriend should’ve been the icing on the cake.
Knowing the secret that could change everything for him is the only thing threatening to spoil it all.
Until Jack returns.
Anna and Julian are together at last, and it’s as hot and happy as they knew it would be. The only problem is The Secret.
But while Anna is determined to fight for the guy she loves, she could still lose Julian when he discovers the truth she’s been helping to hide.
“‘That dress is causing a shortage,’ he teased. ‘I was going to say just the opposite. Something’s on the rise…’ I winked getting into the car. He caught me, holding me against the car. ‘Girl, your mom’s already crying. Hearing you talk that way would only make it worse.'”
“‘Where are you?’ Julian said in my ear, holding me close for a slow dance. His hands were at my waist, and mine were clasped behind his neck. A touch of spice accented his usual beach sen. I smiled. ‘Right where I want to be.'”
Favorite Character: Julian. Hands down.
“Two nights ago, I stood in Julian’s arms watching as the New Year’s Eve fireworks exploded in a brilliant finale.”
My Musings: The Dragonfly series is definitely one of my favorite self published series. I positively fell in love with it from the very first book. And Leigh has been amazing with the short wait time between the books! I don’t know how I would have loved if I would have had to wait for longer than I did for the books after the first one. They’re seriously addictive.
Watercolor picks up where Undertow left off, with Anna and Julian finally getting together. And boy was I happy. This book was all about them! It was more of a romance book than the others in the series, which I loved, of course. I had been waiting for this! And I was definitely fulfilled with my lovin’ quota.
Everything with the secrets that Julian’s parents have been keeping culminates in this installment. Unfortunately, I was a bit let down by the actual climax. It felt like all of this build up for about 20 or so pages of resolution. The actual build ups towards it an the stuff afterwards were definitely more climatic than the actual climax. And well, Anna’s first time was kind of anti-climatic as well.
Anna definitely grew a bit during this novel. She definitely had some tough decisions to make regarding her feelings, her future, and the secrets she was hiding. Although she had her weak moments, she definitely pulled through just like she has in all of the novels.
Julian was perhaps the most effected character in this novel, seeing as he finally finds out who his father is and all of the stuff with his art. He took it well though. His character is something that I really admire. He was strong and stood up for himself. Sure, he had some self conscious moments, but he was confident for the most part and it was really inspiring. I’m glad that he finally found out who he was by the end of the novel. It hurt to see such a great character be so wounded inside simply because he believed his father didn’t care about him.
“Last night with Julian was amazing. I loved being with him. He was sexy and fun and even better, we’d started as friends. We knew each other so well, and I knew he’d never hurt me like Jack did.”
Julian and Anna together were the cutest thing in the world. They had some problems, sure, but they really were perfect together. And that’s all that needs to be said. Get ready for some serious swoons if you pick up this book!
I just have to take a moment and say something about the sneak peek of Mosaic. Leigh, you’re evil. Evillllllll!! I can’t believe you out that in there! The suspense will give me nightmares.
Overall, Watercolor definitely wasn’t a let down. Although some parts weren’t what I imagined, everything else was wonderful. It’s was full of romance and big decisions. I got my romance fill, so I’m content!