When I finished book one of this series, I walked away eager to know more about Ethan and Willow. Someone to Love gave me what I wanted.
Ethan Gallagher is a firefighter and a widower with two boys. He’s not quite ready to venture back into love, but Willow Dunaway fills him with an attraction he cannot deny. Willow has come back to Darling, Vermont after years away. Overcoming her past and owning her own business has made her into a strong, independent woman. Ethan appeals to her in a way she didn’t expect, even though settling down is the last thing on her mind.
I enjoyed this book more than the first in the series because I liked and connected with Ethan and Willow. I found their story more emotionally charged than I did the relationship between Aiden and Laurel in the first book. I had one issue with this book and that was I found the passage of time a little off. Weeks would pass but I never got the feeling that that much time had actually gone by. This made the story feel too rushed and bunched together, but that didn’t cause me to lose the connection I felt to Ethan and Willow. I still found their story believable and heartfelt. I simply wanted a better sense that they had actually spent more quality time together.
There is more to come from Darling, VT and I’m ready for another trip. Book three in the series, Somebody’s Baby, is scheduled for an April 4th release. Even though I didn’t love the first two books, I’m excited to read and bring you a review of book three in early April. You can guess from the title that there will be a baby. But who’s baby? I can’t tell you that because that would spoil part of Someone to Love’s storyline. You can read each of these books as a stand-alone, but do grab your copy of Somebody Like You and/or Someone to Love, and begin your journey to Darling, VT.
Thank you St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley for the advanced copy of this book.
Rating: 3 stars
Title: Somebody to Love
Author: Donna Alward
Release Date: March 7, 2017