Series: Returning Home

Can’t Hold Back by Serena Bell

Posted December 19, 2015 by Kate in Blog Tour, Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Can’t Hold Back by Serena Bell

I really liked the first book in this series, so when I saw the sequel I knew it was going to be a book I picked up. This is definitely a stand alone book, but because I liked the first book so much, I recommend you reading that one, but it’s not necessary. So in this series the recurring theme is military guys returning from the war, and the baggage that they bring back with them. In this book it brings in some family dynamics as well, which I am honestly not sure helped the book all that much. So our hero and heroine have met before, Alia and Nate met at a picnic thrown by a mutual friend, and in an effort to make her sister happy Alia basically just kind of shoved them together. Things didn’t work out with Nate and Alia’s sister because of some serious non-honesty on Alia and her sisters part, so I totally understand why Nate and Alia aren’t exactly on good terms when he shows up at the rehab place where Alia is trying to get a job years later. Honestly, my biggest issue with this book is our heroine, Alia. It’s clear she is a great physical therapist, who really wants to improve the lives of her clients, but she takes mothering to an extreme when it comes to her sister. I mean the way she thinks about her sister, like her happiness is Alia’s responsibility, and how she sometimes talks about […]