3 out of 4 stars
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Will Aunt Bella's wedding be stopped before she marries Peter Preston? Can Anna and Rafe seek revenge on the Prestons and on Eric? The book that I just finished reading is called Heartaches 3. It is the final book in the Bad Boy Vibes series. This romance novel was written by H.M. Irwing.
Anna and Rafe are both victims of rape and abuse. While trying to put their past behind them, they hear some unfortunate news. Rafe's Aunt Bella is marrying Peter Preston. Peter Preston is not only Rafe's father but is also one of Anna's rapist. Knowing that this is a bad idea, Anna and her friend Suzi come up with a devious plan to persuade Bella to cancel her wedding. After their plan is put in action, Rafe and Anna later find out they are not the only ones that have a grudge against the Prestons and Eric. Can they finally get revenge with some unexpected help? Meanwhile, will Anna's friend, Pat find true love?
After reading the second series I was not disappointed when I finished this one. All of my questions were answered beautifully in this book. The book starts off with a crazy twist. Matt is confessing his love to Anna outside of a window. I could almost feel how mad and jealous Rafe was getting. The plan the girls made to persuade Bella to call her wedding off was creative and also risky. I was hoping the plan wouldn't backfire on them. I enjoyed getting to know the characters. Even the ones I was not so sure about. My favorite character was Pat. He is a good friend to Anna and also Rafe. He is there for both of them throughout the book. He is also funny and caring. Pat is a homosexual. I had a lot of sympathies for him. He wants to be in love but he also wants his parents to approve of him. There was a lot of action towards the end of the book. It was hard to put down because I was really curious about what was going to happen. The story had a great ending with a few pleasant surprises.
I thought the action towards the end of the book was a little too fast paced. Sometimes I had to read a part twice just to get a full grasp on what just happened. I was left confused on a couple of parts. I couldn't tell if Brian was really a good guy or a bad guy. I also think that the front covers on the series books are too similar to each other. If it wasn't for the numbers on the books, it would be really hard to tell which book was which. I think this series would have been better if it was all crammed into one book. The books are only a hundred and something pages. I think it's a little frustrating to have to start a new book to find out so many answers. I also think the plot as a whole would be a lot stronger.
I give this story 3 out of 4 stars. Anyone that can relate to Rafe, Anna, or Pat might enjoy this story. If you like romances you might also appreciate it. This story does have graphic scenes and some violence. It might not be acceptable for some viewers. I hope a lot of people enjoy it and are satisfied with the ending. I am very thankful that I was able to review it.
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