Blog Tour | As Long As You Love Me
Welcome to my tour stop for Ann Aguirre's As Long You Love Me. This is book two in the 2B Trilogy and I enjoyed it. I have a spoiler free review and I hope you find it helpful.
Title: As Long As You Love Me
Author: Ann Aguirre
Series: 2B Trilogy #2
Age: New Adult
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: September 30th, 2014
Publisher: Harlequin HQN
Page Numbers: 352
Source: Courtesy of the author
Purchase: Amazon | B&N | BAM | IndieBoun
Most people dream about getting out of Sharon, Nebraska, but after three years away, Lauren Barrett is coming home. There are the justifications she gives to everyone else—missing her family, losing her college scholarship. And then there’s the reason Lauren can’t admit to anyone: Rob Conrad, her best friend’s older brother.My Rating: ★★★★
Football prowess and jaw-dropping good looks made Rob a star in high school. Out in the real world, his job and his relationships are going nowhere. He can’t pinpoint exactly what’s missing until Lauren comes back to town, bringing old feelings and new dreams with her. But he’s the guy that women love and leave—not the one who makes them think of forever.
Though she’s terrified of opening up, Lauren’s ready to take that chance. Because the only thing more important than figuring out where you truly belong is finding the person you were meant to be with.
I Want It That Way (see my review for more info) - Book #1
As Long As You Love Me - Book #2
The Shape of My Heart (release 11/25/14) - Book #3
I still loved I Want It That Way (book #1) much better.
Lauren seemed very distant in I Want It That Way book 1 in the trilogy). She seemed like a growing alcoholic with many secrets, but as I got more into this book I realized my perception of her was totally wrong. Lauren was a girl trying to please society and in the midst she spiraled downward into an unhappy state. When she's moves back home she begins to accept that she can't really please the world and must do what she feels is right for her. While returning home her feelings for an old long time crush come back, but the crush is no ordinary guy -- he's Robert Conrad, Nadia's older brother.
Robert Conrad aka Rob was a very insecure guy with a hot body that every girl dreamed of having on top of them. Robert was thought of as dumb by many people including his own family. He was quiet and kept to himself and normally just did what people wanted. It wasn't until Lauren showed him how much he was worth and deserved that his confidence picked up.
The relationship between Lauren and Robert was so wrong that it was perfect. Meaning they both had issues that needed to be dealt with and worked out, but together they couldn't solve them. When Rob moved to Canada it gave them both a chance to work those issues out and then come back together stronger. I love how Lauren pushed him away for his own good, but at the same time I wanted to jump through the pages and punch her in the face. Their relationship was slow, well built and in the end was pure perfection.
Avery, Rob's ex girlfriend, was a total queen b at first because of how she assumed Rob and Lauren were messing around. The part at the supermarket pissed me off as well (fight scene), but as the story progresses I learned that just like Lauren and Robert, Avery has some issues of her own that don't excuse her actions but she has a good reason. I loved Avery at the end, she was a surprising character for me.
Overall, I am excited for the final book to be released and to see what takes place for Max and the new roomie they have!
Ann Aguirre is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author and RITA winner with a degree in English Literature; before she began writing full time, she was a clown, a clerk, a voice actress, and a savior of stray kittens, not necessarily in that order. She grew up in a yellow house across from a cornfield, but now she lives in sunny Mexico with her husband, children, and various pets. Ann likes books, emo music, action movies, and she writes all kinds of genre fiction for adults and teens, published with Harlequin, Macmillan, and Penguin, among others.
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