So, I read this all backwards, I started with the spinoff series, which, SPOILER: the spinoff series gives you a peek into how the series ends. So, I felt like I knew what I was getting into when I started this series. And to be completed honest, since I was armed with that knowledge, there was a bit of me that wondered if four novels sandwiched between a novella on each end was leaning towards excessive. That bit of me was very much mistaken.
This series is perfect. It's the perfect length. It's the perfect roller coaster of emotions. There's so many twists and turns, and ups and downs, and monkey wrenches (both of the figurative and literal variety) coupled with steamy passionate feels, a bunch of snortlaughs, some pretty intense soul crushing, and some face-palms so hard they left a mark, seriously this series has it all. It's glorious. Read this. Don't just add it to your TBR list, actually read this series.
*I was given a copy of this complete series in exchange for an honest review. It was also demanded, through a shenanigating feud and the purchase of the right to an unvetoable honest review, that I read the very first book in this series. That bit is mostly noteworthy because I wanted to say shenanigating feud a few more times, as the opportunity to do so rarely presents itself.