Melting Into You | Laura Trentham | Book Review

Melting Into You is the final book set in Falcon, Alabama. I was excited but nervous to be back in this environment again. I have enjoyed this series so much and I didn’t want it to end on a sour note. Thankfully, it didn’t and the connection between Lillianna and Alec really does bring everything together in a nicely wrapped conclusion.

The story of Lillianna Hancock and Alec Greyson starts out with a bang. Literally. These two characters have a history and it is because of this history that there is such a strong animosity between them. Or at least there is animosity for Lillianna towards Alec. When she was in college, she attended a party that star football player Alec was also at, and as the drinks flowed and the music played so did their chemistry. They wound up sleeping together a night that she remembers with vivid detail – and he does not remember at all.

Alec is confused as hell as to why Lillianna has all this animosity towards him. He knows that in the past he was a bit of a jerk. He had thrived on being the star football player and didn’t think of his actions as he went from girl to girl but, he honestly doesn’t remember her being there. He also doesn’t understand how she has gotten under his skin from their first encounter in Falcon, Alabama. They are constantly butting heads and the spark that this forms is off the charts.

Lilianna doesn’t want to like Alec. She doesn’t even want to be in the same room as him but, that becomes especially difficult as she is trying to renovate her families old house and make it into a B&B. This house has so many issues and Alec as the inspector notices them all. And the more time they spend together, the more difficult it is to ignore the attraction that has always been there. Lillianna has always been a very strong headed and independent girl so it feels nice for her to have someone around to help her figure things out even if it is Alec.

The connection between Lillianna and Alec felt very realistic. There is definitely a push-pull dynamic which can be felt by everyone, including the people of Falcon. These two characters tried to deny it but everyone saw what was coming from a mile away. As always, I loved this dynamic that is the small town of Falcon. I have developed a real fondness for these characters who helped push Lillianna and Alec to see what was right in front of them when they were being stubborn and try to resist it.

Melting Into You is a nice conclusion to the Falcon, Alabama stories. Although the focus is on Lillianna and Alec, you get glimpses of the other romances, and are able to see how they have progressed. Even though I am now leaving this football obsessed town, I know that bits and pieces of them will stay with me for a long time to come.

I’m in over my head
You got under my skin
I got no strength at all
In the state that I’m in

And my knees are weak
And my mouth can’t speak
Fell too far this time
~Sugababes

Rating: 4 Stars

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