Sara's Review: The Slow Burn (Moonlight and Motor Oil #2) by Kristen Ashley
REVIEWER PURCHASE PUBLISHER: Audible Studios
NARRATOR: Lance Greenfield & Stella Bloom RELEASED: April 30, 2019 GENRE: CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE LENGTH: 12 hours and 16 minutes FORMAT: EBOOK, AUDIBLE
Tobias Gamble knew from a young age precisely the kind of woman he was going to make his. She was not going to be like his mother. She was going to be like the mother he claimed. In other words, she was going to be just right. And when Toby returns to his hometown of Matlock, Kentucky and claps eyes on Adeline Forrester, he knows she’s the one. The problem is, his brother Johnny has a new girlfriend. And Addie is her sister. Last, Toby would do nothing to hurt Johnny’s chance at happiness. Toby hangs around town to get to know the woman Johnny fell in love with. He also hangs around to get to know Addie. But he’s fallen hard, and he knows the best thing for him—and Addie—is for him to leave. Addie Forrester is thrilled her sister Eliza found a good, solid man. Johnny Gamble is the salt of the earth. The best guy in the world. The best except for his brother, Toby. Toby doesn’t know it, but Addie’s fallen hard too. He’s perfect, except for the fact that he’s hands off and it’s torture, being friends with Toby when she wants so much more. Addie also has a lot on her mind. She’s got bills to pay, her young son needs food, Christmas is coming and her job at the grocery store just isn’t cutting it. Toby is steering clear of Addie. Addie is steering clear of Toby. But everyone around them knows this is the slow burn. Because just like Eliza and Johnny, Addie and Toby were made for each other. FIVE BOUNDLESS STARS
I didn’t find myself in tears as much with The Slow Burn as I did with The Hookup. Not that this book was any less enjoyable. I just found more humor in it than feels. Although there are still tears and feels. For me, I feel like the Grinch and Christmas when the feelings come upon me. What is this wetness in my eyes! Ughhhh LOL I loved the story of Toby and Addie, and I was thrilled that they both got a book. Toby is a bit of a bad boy and Addie is a wild child, so they are fire together. Toby reminded me a bit of Knight in the bedroom which I loved. This story is full of heart and soul. It is one that I loved, and I am hoping K/A continues this series because I love the characters.