This is the third book in the Moving the Chains series by Kata Cuic, which I’ve been anxious for. She  writes incredibly realistic romances and her writing is just so well done. This series has followed Evie and Rob throughout high school and this one moves onto college so it has a completely different feel to it.

Book 3 starts with freshman year of college and follows Rob and Evie throughout their whole college life, which was not what I was expecting. I was guessing since it’s a 4 book series that the 4th book would end when they graduated college. I liked the unexpectedness of the timeline of this;  which along with the move to college was a welcome change for this couple. The departure from high school granted them a maturity that wasn’t there before. The second book in the series was sad and at hard times to get through.

There are points in this book that made me want to scream because I was just so into it – and believe me, I was messaging a friend of mine who had read it OMG what is happening??? Rob is immediately the BMOC and that has a big impact on Evie. There is a hazing scene that was intense but something that was definitely one that felt ‘ripped from the headlines’ to me. And I mean that in the best way.

The character development that began in the first book and continues throughout is wonderful. Because of that the readers get such an involved feel for trauma and how it affects a person and the people around them for years. The realism of the romance and everything that happens makes the story feel like literary fiction. Kata is a very talented author and I can’t wait to read the final book in this series and pretty much everything she writes!

Rating: 4 stars

Reviewer: Melinda

Title: Third and Long

Author: Kata Cuic

Release Date: April 11, 2017

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