Thursday, August 4, 2016

Review: Love or Battle

Title: Love or Battle (A Series of Choices #4)
Author: Sharryn Dotson
My Rating: 2 TURTLES: A so-so read. It had some redeeming qualities, but not enough to recommend.
*I have given this book in exchange for an honest review

Lana, Leo, Val and Travis are excitedly planning Val and Travis' upcoming wedding when life rears its ugly head. The guilt is weighing heavy on Travis and he admits to Val that he cheated. Val calls off the wedding, but Travis is busy trying to win her back and investigate his dad's mysterious death. Lana begins damage control to save her best friend's happily ever after while her personal and business relationship with Leo is falling apart. Lana must learn a lesson on forgiveness and hope she can teach it to Val before her wedding to Travis never happens.

 Love or Battle is the 4th, and I believe last, book in The Series of Choices and while I was happy to see many of the loose ends in the series finally tied up, I have to say that it felt overall a bit stilted to me.

What I mean by that is that it felt like the three main conflicts within this book felt like they did not really fit with the conflict built within the rest of the series. Only the conflict between Travis and Val is set up in the last book, and the other two, while given some background context in the last book, could have easily never have happened. The conflict between Leo and Lana felt particularly weird and unbelievable to me. And since the conflict was similar to something we’d already seen I was just a bit bored by it.

I was a weird combination because on the one hand it felt like these conflicts were introduced just so that there could be one more book in the series even though many of the central storylines had already been resolved, but on the other hand Love or Battle felt rushed to me. The conflicts were introduced, but then very quickly solved without the usual twists and turns that were in the previous books.

If you have read all the other books in the series and are attached to the characters then I would recommend this book, since you do get to see things tie up nicely.

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