After everything blew up on Christmas, Liz walked away from me, and I let her. She said she needed space and a chance to pursue her dreams. But we both knew she was running from the mess she made. Now the political campaign she used as an excuse to leave is bringing us back together and I’m proving to her what she really needs—not just the hot nights, greedy hands, and undeniable physical chemistry. What she really needs is something real. What she really needs…is me.
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As much as I want to blame Sam for everything, I really can't. Yes, he's not the smartest guy for totally going off the handle and walking away from Liz (not that I blame him, I'd probably do the same thing) but I felt like he could have done so much more. I definitely expected him to grow up a lot faster then he did in this book. That being said, despite all his stupid-boy-tendencies, I liked how his character developed more than I liked Liz and how she developed in this book!
Liz, I felt, got more and more sad and pathetic, seemingly allowing the whole breakup completely run her life into the ground (or at least out of town). As much as I wanted Liz and Sam to get together, I really hate the hopeless female thing. I felt she could have and should have moved on at a couple points in time in the story (really, who wants to wait around for a silly boy, even if he happens to be one you've been in love with forever?).
I think I expected a bit more from this book than what I got. I think I would have been good with a bit more about Liz and Sam getting their shit together and being a couple than just the brief and somewhat rushed ending. I could have done without a lot of the drama llama that seems to follow these two characters around (it got to be a bit much as you got close to the end). But, still, though, I didn't enjoy Something Real as much as I did Something Reckless, this book was still a good read.
About the Author
New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author Lexi Ryan’s novels have been described as intense, emotional, and wickedly sexy. A former college professor, she now writes full-time from her home in Indiana, where she lives with her husband, two children, and a neurotic dog. Find her on Facebook or Twitter to chat about books, TV, and her children’s latest antics.