Want You More – book review

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Want You More
By Nicole Helm
Release Date: November 28, 2017
Publisher:  Zebra
Book #3 in the A Mile High Romance series
Number of pages:  300
Kindle Edition
Source: ARC from Net Galley
Contemporary Romance M/F
Rating: R
Read 11/18/17 to 11/22/17

I feel like this story was a long time coming.  We know there’s some dirt when it comes to Tori and Will from the very first book in this series, Need You Now.  Then Tori shows up out of the blue in the next book, Mess With Me.  So we’re finally finding out what happened between the two of them all those years ago.  And getting to know Tori since she wasn’t involved actively in this series until partway through that last book.

Tori’s issues are like the title of this series…a mile high.  Holy moly that girl, as confident as she is about many things, has a low self-esteem.  I understand to a certain extent, but I really wish we would have gotten a deeper look into the relationship (and lack thereof) she has with her family.  Even though we’re finally told the story of why she left home early and hasn’t gone back, it’s given out in almost a surface manner.

Although we know Will from the previous books, and even know what a lot of his issues are, I wish we would have gotten deeper with him, too.  Mostly because when Will was having revelations about himself and telling Brandon about some crucial things in the first book, Tori wasn’t in the picture yet.  In a way, the fact that Tori and Will previously knew each other was a detriment to this story.  I felt as though they didn’t really go through a “getting to know you again” phase.  Which, in my mind, made the chemistry between the characters suffer.

I get so confused by Nicole Helm.  Some of her books have characters that are likely to catch the pages of their stories on fire with their chemistry and heat.  And others just fall flat.  I always enjoy the stories she’s telling, but I’m bummed when I don’t feel the love…even when I’m sure the characters are meant to be together.  I guess that’s a good thing in a way.  When she’s hot she’s on fire, when she’s not she’s at least still luke warm.

If you read the other books in this series you definitely will get joy out of this one.  If you’re new to this author I’d suggest starting at the beginning of the series.  This book, to me, doesn’t seem like it would be a good standalone.  Too much happened in the previous books in regards to these particular characters to make that possible.

3 stars

**I received an ARC of this book courtesy of Net Galley and the publisher.  All opinions expressed are my own and given freely.**

About Cheri

I'm the mom of two boys and wife to my high school sweetheart. Our oldest, Josh, is 24 and living at home while working. He just finished trade school for media arts and is looking for a job that will be a career so he can get out on his own. In the meantime he's got a steady job with benefits. Our youngest, Griffin, is 20 and in the Army. He just got married so I have also gained a daughter. Unfortunately, he is stationed in Washington so they're across the country from us. I was lucky enough to have the option of leaving the work force a few years ago, but recently went back part-time to learn a new trade working at a small family owned coffee shop.
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