Reviewed by Dee
TITLE: To Love and to Cherish
SERIES: Vows #3
AUTHOR: Addison Albright
PUBLISHER: JMS Books LLC
LENGTH: 201 Pages
RELEASE DATE: November 12, 2016
Will Nash find love again? Of course he will. Will he go about it in the usual manner? Now that’s another story entirely.
Jilted by his fiancé two weeks before their wedding, Nash Marino’s outlook on life in general, and love in particular, is jaded. After months of couch-surfing, Nash is fed up. He’s sick and tired of his living conditions, worn out by the demands of his nursing job, and despairs of ever finding love again. In fact, he doesn’t think he’s capable of true love. Monogamy, commitment, companionship, and regular sex…that’s all he wants, and the sooner, the better.
When Nash crosses paths with a like-minded man who’s also in need of a live-in nurse for a beloved relative, Nash figures all his problems are solved. Matters are complicated by a freak accident and amnesia. When Nash’s marriage of convenience scheme is muddied by notions of love after his memory reboot, will their plans go awry, or will Nash’s new outlook on life be just what the doctor ordered?
I first met Nash toward the end of book 1, ‘Til Death do us Part. However, given that story was more about his fiancé’s presumed dead husband, Sam, I never really got to know him, until now.
To Love and to Cherish is a great story of love lost and love found. I enjoyed the budding relationship between Nash and Emmitt. Emmitt’s grandfather is a gem. I would’ve liked him to have more page time, but he took a backseat when a freak accident saw Nash, the caregiver, become the person in need of care.
Taking in a person to care for Grandfather and new fiancé, along with Nash’s parents coming to stay makes for an interesting household. Nash’s friends, Harley and Oliver, add another layer of depth to this story without overwhelming it. And Angela is the kind of friend everyone needs. I loved her upfront ‘tell it how it is’ personality.
One thing that stopped me from loving this story, was the way Nash spoke about his relationship with Sam. Sam came across as a great guy in book 2, but Nash made his ex-fiancé sound like a control freak who bent Nash to his will and they’d never really been in love, something that left me feeling disillusioned.
What I enjoy about Addison’s stories is her ability to bring the characters to life. Around the 92% mark I was screaming at Nash not to be such a douchebag! For a fictional character to move more like that, speaks volumes about how real these guys were to me. This story is devoid of errors, or if there were any I was too caught up in the plot to notice.
I highly recommend this series and would happily read more by Addison Albright.