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REVIEW ➞ Not Without Your Love by Lexi Ryan


Return to Jackson Harbor for the story of two people who never thought to hope for their own happily ever after.

Colton McKinley has turned his life around—no more booze, no more drugs, no more self-sabotage. With a new business to run and old promises to keep, the last thing he needs is wild, impulsive Veronica Maddox disrupting his world. But when his friends ask him to give her a job as a personal favor, Colton doesn’t feel like he can say no. Even if she pushes his buttons and makes him want to pull his hair out. Even if the only time they get along is when they cave to the inexplicable chemistry between them. He doesn’t want this complication in his life, but soon enough he realizes he just might need her.

Not Without Your Love is the seventh novel in The Boys of Jackson Harbor series. These books can all be read as standalones, but you’ll enjoy reading them as a series!

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The first time Veronica was introduced in this series, I was not a fan for obvious reasons, but slowly as each book as continued she won me over and now that we finally get her story I fell completely in love with her. She struggled her whole life but she is hardworking, she is caring and she will do anything for her three year old, Jackson. Colton has struggled throughout his life, he has overcome a lot and is working hard to be a better person and has grown so much throughout this entire series.

Veronica and Colton have a one night stand, now they work together. They aren’t completely enemies, but there is some dislike there, at least for Veronica. They push each other’s buttons frequently. There is also insane amounts of chemistry between them that is just waiting to explode. I loved how sweet Colton was throughout the story and how hard he worked to prove to Veronica that he is on her side and will be there for her and for her son.

Veronica and Colton’s journey is nowhere close to being easy. These two have to go through so much together and as individuals throughout this story. There is so much push and pull but you can’t help but root for them to find their happily ever after. Veronica and Colton both deserve happiness and you can’t help but root for them from the start.

If you’re looking for a single mom, small town, enemies to lovers, workplace romance this is one to check out.