Other Side of Love (A Different Kind of Love Book 5) by Liz Durano
4 Heartwarming Stars
I guarantee Benny Turner will make you swoon!
Whilst Other Side of Love can be read as a standalone, and chronologically is the earliest story in the series, we have already met Benny and Sarah as side characters and main characters in previous books. There are also some ‘loose ends’ in this book and some massive hints that there is at least one more book in the pipeline for this couple. Which is great news since they are such a fantastic and amazing pair.
Sarah and Benny were best friends at college, both had baggage, troubled pasts that got in the way of anything more together. A drunken admission fractured that friendship until a chance encounter offers them a second chance at happiness. However that baggage seems to have doubled, if not trebled and some of it is determined to ruin any happiness Benny and Sarah might find.
There is a warmth in this story, even though it is shadowed with pain and hurt. Benny and Sarah are both well rounded, dimensional and believable characters who find strength in each other and grow as a result of that bond. The chemistry between them is scorching hot and I adored watching them not so much fall in love as realising the truth of that love.
The story just flows so well, the writing holding my attention from start to finish. Contemporary isn’t even second or third on my list of favourite romance genres, however Liz Durano is most certainly high on my list of favourite authors. Her talent at story telling has you in the moment, has you feeling every emotion, has you falling in love, has your heart soaring, pounding, hurting before finally bringing you peace, contentment and untold happiness. This really is a book which, and an author who, deserves your attention.
After her last relationship ends in disaster, travel nurse Sarah Drexel takes a job on the Navajo Nation, believing it far enough away from civilization for anyone to recognize her.
But all that changes when environmental protection specialist Benny Turner walks into her clinic. He used to be her best friend until the night she told him her deepest darkest secrets and everything changed between them.
But Sarah’s not the only one with something to hide.
For Benny, being half-Navajo means straddling two worlds. It means never quite belonging to either one without having to constantly prove himself.
But just when he decides to settle down on the reservation for good, Benny runs into the only woman he’s always wanted but convinced himself he could never have.
Duty or love? Which one will he choose?
***This is a prequel to the world introduced in Everything she Ever Wanted with events happening twelve years before Dax met Harlow. It’s also standalone so you don’t need to have read Everything She Ever Wanted first.***
5 stars – This is a book I will not forget and would definitely read again.
4 stars – I really enjoyed this book, I might not read it again but I would definitely recommend it to others.
3 stars – This story was good but either forgettable or just very typical of its genre.
2 stars – Whilst the book was readable I either didn’t enjoy parts of the plot or just could not connect to the main characters.
1 star – This is a book I simply could not finish for reasons listed in the review.