Wow! Another great story in the Invested Series. I am so in love with this series. I can’t decide which book I love more. This one is easily in the top two, with a plot line that is more common in life than we realize. Van and Liv’s story is a beautiful one, but one with challenges.
Liv is the designer on the BAM construction team. Van runs the construction team with Jordan for BAM. Together this power team takes BAM’s flips and rebuilds to a whole new level, making the guys at BAM very rich and successful.
Van has kept his distance from Liv since she started. Secretly crushing on her, but yet keeping it to professional. But it is getting harder and harder. She is beautiful, kind, smart and sweet. Watching her day in and day out is his favorite part of the day, especially if her daughter Sammy is around. But he has a past that haunts him still and makes it hard for him to do anything other than watch her.
Liv has only worked for BAM a little while, but she loves her job. As a single mother it is hard at times to balance it all, but she would not trade it for anything in the world. Sammy is her world. Just like Van, Liv has a past that restricts her from acting on the feelings she has for Van. Not that she would ever be good enough for him. But she secretly watches him without his knowledge. Dreaming of him with hopelessness.
When these two collide and the feelings are finally explored, the past comes at them hard. Everything that is important to Liz is at risk. Can Liv be happy and fight against the past that continues to haunt her?
This was a moving story. One of my favorites of the series. Each with a complicated and real problem, shows us the reality of things that threaten to tear our characters apart. Sadness, loss and love so great that only a fool would not be moved by their story. Van and Liv’s story is no different. This book moved me. I especially enjoy the part that Reid (our sexy nerd) played in helping them.
I can’t wait to see what Melanie has in store for us next with her crew at BAM. I just love all the guys and hope that this story is not the end of our crew. If you love sweet romances with a dose of real life issues, then this book is for you. So pick up the book and dive in. This book can be read as a standalone, but I suggest you start with book one. You don’t want to miss out on all that the boys at BAM have to offer.
*ARC provided by Melanie Moreland