My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I always get sad when series come to end. I mean, you get attached to the character and ship them even in standalones, but when it comes to series, there’s a different commitment. The journey’s longer, the up and downs more frequent, the side characters aren’t there just to add to the mix.
This is the third and last instalment in the series and picks up right from where book one brutally left us. Now, if there is something I adore about secret relationship is when they finally go public, usually unwillingly. I love how the whole world is always against the two protagonists, the envious ones, the jealous exes and such. In this case, I wasn’t disappointed. Not only Isabella isn’t Christopher’s type in the eye of the press and all the celebrity world, but her job at the F1 team makes everything dicier for them.
I also appreciated the initial conflict caused by Christopher’s inability to open up, because what I like to find in romances is a relationship that keeps building, like in this case. (view spoiler).
The side characters were less present than in the other instalments and although I haven’t liked Noah in the past books, I would have liked to see more of him here… but there are still chances that we’ll get to know him better in the future 😉
It was undoubtedly the better written in the whole trilogy, but somehow my heart will always belong to the first book. What can I say, I love budding relationships. In this instalment both Christopher and Isabella aren’t strangers to the other anymore. They’ve been together for a while and even though the initial novelty may have worn off, I adored the better understanding they had of the other.
Isabella knows about Christopher’s past, his complicated relationship with his father and also what’s going on in the present. The same way that Christopher’s aware of Isabella’s need to let go, to let her hair down a bit. So while she helps him through the aftermaths of the accident, he teaches her how to live.
I love this couple exactly because of that. They’re opposites, and yet they work together.
Now I really need to know what’s going to happen to Hillary and Alfred. He better behave better than he did in these previous books or Christopher will not be the only character I’ll smack on the head.