House of Belonging, the third and final book in Thome’s Walland series, left me with a feeling that there was unfinished business.
Laina Ming is trying to start fresh in the Rocky Mountains, opening a restaurant on the banks of the Roaring Fork River. Logan Matthews moved to Aspen to be near his sister and her husband. Since a chance meeting with Laina, Logan’s been enchanted, but she doesn’t want anything to do with him.
“I’ve never known anyone quite like you, Logan. You’ll have to forgive me while I try to figure this all out. I didn’t see you coming.”
Isn’t that sweet?! It made my heart melt a bit. The romance between Laina and Logan is sweet and I enjoyed the budding new relationship between the couple. But going into this book, I knew it was intended to be the final book of the series and I expected something more. I kept getting distracted from Liana and Logan thinking “I wonder whose story we’ll get next?” I feel there is enough material here to continue and must admit some of my disappoint with this book is because things feel incomplete. There were a couple of excellent side characters that I would love to read more about. Don’t misunderstand me, Laina’s and Logan’s story is finished, as are the stories started here with the side characters I mentioned. But I think there is much more story to be told.
You can read this book without reading the previous books in the series, but I found the characters in the first two books more engaging and recommend reading Walland and Seeds of Intention. House of Belonging is my least favorite of the series. I can’t quite pinpoint it, but I felt something was missing throughout. What were probably intended as surprises, weren’t. I saw them coming so there was no added spark of interest for this reader.
All that said, I enjoyed Thome’s writing throughout the series and would read anything else she writes.
Copy provided by JKS Communications in exchange for my honest review.
Rating: 3 stars
Title: House of Belonging
Author: Andrea Thome
Release Date: June 5, 2018