I want to thank the author for allowing me to read this book. I fully enjoyed it.
What Ever It Takes is a nice light romantic read, following Sam and Riley.
Sam is a woman with a scarred heart. After her father’s death, she blamed herself for the wrongs in her life. Not able to handle the guilt and constant blame from her stepmother, Sam took her own means of punishment, even if it was painful. Trying the best she can to keep the family ranch going with her stepmother as well as trying to avoid her past. Riley.
After receiving notice of his father’s death, Riley returns home from the Army to finalize the sale of his father’s house. Hoping to avoid his ex girlfriend, Sam.
Fate, however has other plans.
In Whatever It Takes, you follow memories and events that lead Sam and Riley to come to a more forgiving conclusion of their relationship.
I fully enjoyed this novel. It was fun, light and a quick read. It made me laugh and smile, which is hard to find in a book.
You learn a lot from Sam’s side of the story. I enjoyed the growth of this character as she learns to forgive and forget. To learn that hurting herself (either physical or mental) was not the best to help her pain. Not only did she learn to forgive herself, she learned to move on and try again in love.
Riley is your typical soldier. In control and organized. However when he and Sam are thrown back together, you see the hesitation. Hurt from Sam’s breakup with him and her standoffish temperament around him. Riley is on the verge or reenlisting when he realizes he still loves Sam. Torn between retirement and reenlistment, he has to decide what is best for his broken heart.
All in all, it was such an enjoyable read. I will possibly read this again in the future. If you are looking for a light read, this is a good book to try.