Series: Kissing Eden #2
Publisher: Self Published on September 25, 2014
Reading Challenges: 2014 Prequel and Sequel Challenge, 2014 Review Pile Reading Challenge
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Have you ever thought of packing up everything you own and moving halfway across the country?
I’m talking about leaving your entire life behind—friends, family, school—with no turning back. No? Me either, but that was before a week of spring break changed my life forever. Before I did something I never thought I’d do at twenty-two. Before I fell in love with Grey.
Sometimes happily ever after isn’t always what you think it will be.
Check out my review of Kissing Eden (Kissing Eden #1)
I enjoyed the first book in Grey and Eden’s story and I was interested to see how them living together worked out.
Loving Eden starts with Eden moving from North Carolina to Texas in order to start her life post-gradatation with Grey. This installment was more interesting than I would have originally thought that it was. It was filled with drama and new and unexpected characters. There was romance and family drama which really broke up the drama well, as too much of the same type can be overwhelming. The plot got a bit tedious and slow at points but it kept my interest overall.
Eden was in the process of trying to figure out her life as an adult while also dealing with being in a new state, living with a new guy, and having drama with said guy and his family. I thought she handled it well considering all that she was going through. Eden was never anything special of a character to me but she is definitely a relatable one and that was clear in the novel like it was in the first.
Grey was definitely as brooding and moody as he was in the first novel. In this novel he had to deal with a long lost relative showing up and wanting to take the hotel. So of course in the typical Grey-fashion, he kind of shut down. He was still sweet in this novel although I didn’t quite enjoy him as much in this novel due to the moodiness that he exhibited for a majority of the novel.
You could say that the relationship between Grey and Eden was on the rocks, but not in a detrimental way. They had some fights and stuff about Grey’s moodiness which you would expect. But consequently, this installment wasn’t as heavy on the romance as the first one. it was more of them trying to acclimate to each other and deal with what was going on with the motel.
As I mentioned above, we meet a long lost relative of Grey’s. I’m not going to stay much for fear of spoilers, but his appearance definitely stirred the pot a bit.
Loving Eden was a good contemporary read. Although it had its weak points in the plot, the drama definitely kept me interested and reading.