Saturday, September 13, 2014

Saturday Pages: ARC Review of As Long As You Love Me by Ann Aguirre!!

Hello everyone & happy Saturday!

This week I'm back to having Saturday Pages around and it's all about another ARC review. I got approved for this one via NetGalley and I have to give a big shout out and thank you to Harlequin and all its imprints cause they always approve my requests! Thank you for the vote of confidence!

As an ARC it also counts towards my 2014 Review Pile Reading Challenge and will hopefully help eventually reach the 80% ratio on NG!!

As Long As You Love MeAs Long As You Love Me by Ann Aguirre

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

NA is not exactly a genre I have ever felt very drawn to and as such I haven't really read much of it, but I can safely say now that I love the kind of NA that Ann Aguirre writes!

As Long As You Love Me is the second installment on her 2B trilogy and I really enjoyed this one too, I'm not sure if I can say if I liked this one more than I Want It That Way but I know it hit me in the feels more closely to home than the previous one, and made me cry a whole lot more!

This one is all about Lauren, Nadia's best friend and roommate that decides to give up on university and run back home. We barely got to know Lauren through Nadia's story, and all because Lauren was already steeling herself to leave. The book starts with Lauren returning to Sharon, to live with her mom again and to deal with all the gossip surrounding her return.

By returning to Sharon, Lauren has to face all her bad choices in university, has to face all kinds of gossip and has to return to a home life that was less than ideal when she left. She stumbles onto Nadia's brother, Rob, who was her crush since she can remember having a crush and who has always treated her like a second sister.

They start hanging out as friends at first, even if Lauren is well aware that she's never got over the crush, and little by little they find themselves unable to deny the attraction and the connection between them.

As with IWITW, the main couple is made up of two individuals with their own diffent issues. Lauren has become an expert of hiding who she is and what issues she has and Rob has spent his whole life being relegated to be considered nothing but a hot guy with no brains. They both work as the foundations of self discovery of each other, but they also need to learn to stand on their own feet alone before getting into a healthy relationship. And that's one hell of an important message here, even if it can lead to some momentary heartbreak.

Great characters, realistic and believeable relationships with the focus not only on the main couple, but also family dynamics, friends, ex's, and the sometimes oppresive for some and comforting for others, feeling of a small town.

I connected so much with Lauren and Rob and loved their relationship, how they supported each other and how they made a great team. I loved how Lauren was so supportive of Rob, his hobby and his worth, even to the point of confronting those who are supposedly closer to him. Despite all her issues, Lauren is not someone to stay back and let others push her into a shape that is not her, and she takes charge of her life and makes sure that Rob does too.

I'm still not sure if New Adult is a genre that I will read a lot of, but I know for sure that I will be reading any and all the NA that Ann Aguirre writes and I'm already really looking forward to the third book in this trilogy! Well deserved 4 stars for this one!

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  1. The 80% ratio on Netgalley haunts the crap out of me! Mine is not near that at all! I need to catch up!

    I am glad you connected with the relationship.. With some NA books I have read I really have not found the relationship credible.

    i am glad you enjoyed this one! I will have to keep an eye out for it! :)

    Thanks for sharing & hope you are doing well lovely! :) xxx

    Alex @ The Shelf Diaries

    1. I'm right now at 73.5%!! Getting there I think! =D
      Thank you, Alex!

  2. Girlllll, I so know what you mean about NA contemporary romance novels! I'm glad we loved this series, at least the first two books. Upwards and onwards to book three? :D And good luck with the ratio! I downloaded like, five books last week, so mine dipped back down from 80+. IT NEVER STICKS. lol

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. Yeah, I do have faith in Ann Aguirre and the way she tells her stories!!
      *shakes fist at NG's ratio* We shall conquer you!!

  3. I'm so glad you enjoyed this one! I've really liked most of the NA I've read, but I haven't read many recently. I really want to try Ann Aguirre's ones, though!

  4. I've nearly finished I Want It That Way and I'm loving it. It's so good and Ty and Sam so cute. Sigh! I can't wait to read this one as I've go this as a blog tour book. Your so lucky to have such a high ratio, I haven't gotten that far yet, but I'm cracking down on getting through them all. Lovely review, Pili. :)

    1. I looooved I Want It That Way too and I'm really looking forward to reading the third one!
      I'm aiming to never get below 70% at least, even if I cannot reach 80%!

  5. Great review Pili. <3 I'm happy you enjoyed this book so much :D I do adore this author. <3 But I'm not ready for New Adult books yet :p Maybe one day, hih. I hope you will read more amazing books in this "genre" thingy :D Thank you for sharing sweetie. <3

    1. Thank you sweetie! I am quite in love with Ann Aguirre now too! Awaiting the whole Razorland trilogy on the mail so I can read it too!


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