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Published by Gallery Books on June 21st 2016
Narrator: Grace Grant
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From award-winning fanfic phenomenon Sophie Jackson, the third novel in the sexy and emotionally intense blockbuster A Pound of Flesh series.
Life in New York for ex-con Riley Moore is pretty damn good, until a call from his mother shatters the calm: his father has suffered his second heart attack in two years and is in a critical condition. Leaving everything behind, Riley flies home to Michigan for the first time in five years to support his mother and do his best to make amends with his father. He also tries not to think about Lexie Pierce, the only girl he ever truly cared about, and who broke his heart.
When they inevitably meet, memories of their love make Riley yearn to reconnect, despite the pain they both suffered. Though she's wary, and has a secret she’s hidden from him for five years, Lexie has little willpower when it comes to Riley and she agrees. Besides, after all that has gone before, she owes it to both of them to find out if they can love each other again.
Can they both overcome their sorrow and secrets and finally share their life together?
A powerful new voice in modern romance, Sophie Jackson has crafted a passionate love story with unforgettable characters that will stay with you long after you’ve turned the last page.
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I knew I would love Riley when I met him in An Ounce of Hope, I fell in love with him in his short chapter in Fate and Forever, and now, after finishing A Measure of Love I am utterly and completely lost in love for him. He is *sighhhhhhh* just so perfect. I’m in awe with Sophie Jackson and her ability to create perfect characters with every new book she adds to this awesome series. And I say it in plural because Lex and Riley were both perfect. I knew this book was going to be a second chance read, I knew Riley would have his chance of happiness once again with Lexie, but not for a chance I would dreamed their story would be so beautiful.
A Measure of Love features the story of Riley and Lexie, who met when they were little children, became best friends immediately and later when they were teens, they fell in love with each other and their lives couldn’t be more perfect. Until they weren’t that great anymore. This book goes back and forth from present to different times in their pasts, slowly revealing every important milestone in their relationship and why they got separated so many years ago. But to be honest, despite I always want to know the “why they are no longer together” story, I was more interested in knowing how they would get back together and that certainly was what made me love this book like crazy.
I remember when I used to love Grace Grant’s performances, but sadly she’s become repetitive for me. She always sound the same and she punctuates words in an annoying way that made me cringe a lot of times during this audiobook. Twice I wanted to stop the audiobook and continue just reading this book because I wasn’t feeling very happy with her male inflexions. But I didn’t, I continue the audiobook and I ended up getting used to her narration, her voice, her inflexions. It was more like “zoning out” her voice from the story and thank God it didn’t end up ruining Riley’s story.
All in all, A Measure of Love is a beautiful love story about friendship, family, second chances, and forgiveness. Sophie Jackson’s book was beautifully written, with greatly developed characters. A Measure of Love has the most perfect ending, my favorite one of the series so far and that’s saying a lot, because I loved Max & Grace’s story so deeply.
PS: I loved Max & Grace and Carter & Kat’s cameos in this book.
PS2: I usually guess who will be next in the series, but I couldn’t figure out who will be this time. Maybe Seb, Riley’s brother. Who knows. I’ll just have to wait for the announcement.