The last book of the Kelly Brothers series, really sad to see it ending. This book is Gideon's story, he's the youngest of the 7 brothers and is the actor of the family. I liked this story because it follows the 'friends to lovers' troupe which is always a fun and heartfelt read. Gideon has grown up in the movie business with Sarah Holtz, who is now his assistant but originally was a child star in the business herself. She's actually the one who showed Gideon the ropes and how to maneuver/party their way through the system until drugs and alcohol threw her wheels off and she dropped out of sight. She's been happy being out of the limelight but is now realizing she wants more, she's just not sure if 'more' means a new career or Gideon or both. Gideon knows what he wants, Sarah, but is going to be need help in order to convince her.
What I like about the author is that she hasn't made the HEA resolution to this story seem like a repeat of the six previous Kelly books. Gideon is the youngest brother and IS still young and therefore acts like a young man would most likely act in similar situations. (Granted this is fiction). Meaning I thought some of his decisions were goofy or just plain immature, but, when I looked back in the context of the story, it fit what his character might do. There's a reason he calls his oldest brother Adam for advice and then also talks to his Mom. He's the baby of the family and I don't think the youngest ever outgrows that label. I may not personally be attracted to that, but the actions definitely fit the character and therefore fit the story and make it standout from each of the other six brothers' stories. Sarah's character is complex and the author could have gone really deep with her, but I liked that she just kind of skimmed a lot of her emotions. It kept the story lighthearted. You end up with a fun Summer read with just enough angst to keep it interesting and then for fans of the Kelly Brothers, you get a good story to round out the series.
****I would rate this 3.5 stars. I did receive a free copy for an honest review****