A secret that tore them apart…
Chloe Jamison has spent three years away from the love of her life for reasons she can’t reveal. When a scandal causes her to lose her job prospects as an interior designer, she has no one else to turn to except for the family that was once like her own. Architect Ryan Griffin waited five years for the girl he loved to be ready and then she dumped him for someone else after giving him her virginity. When she comes back into his life, needing his family’s help and wanting him back, he vows to protect his heart at all costs.
An arrangement that has to be broken…
Agreeing to give him her body whenever he wants it, Chloe soon realizes that having only a piece of Ryan will never be enough. When he comes to the same conclusion, they reignite their relationship while mixing business with endless nights of pleasure. Combining their talents in and out of the bedroom, it seems nothing can come between them this time. But, lingering issues with trust may end their relationship for good. Chloe and Ryan’s love for each other, along with the revelation of the secret from three years ago, may not be enough to get them past the hurt they have inflicted on each other a second time.
Is love really worth it if you have to fight so hard to keep it?
Building Our Love by Crystal Perkins is a book that is also building a series and a great author. This is the second book in the Griffin Brothers Series. Like the first book, (Gaming for Love) this book follows a Griffin brother as he falls in love, and all the ups and downs that naturally comes when your in a relationship. Building Our Love is a little different, this is more of a book of second chances, secrets and scandals. If all of that doesn't get your motor revving right there, I think I may need to call the EMT's for the defribulator, seriously.
Chloe and Ryan has been friends forever, and in love since she was 14 and he was 17. Then after that one sweet, but awkward night, that they both gave each other the ultimate gift as loves, she just dumps him the next day. That's it, no explanation, not in person, not a heartfelt note... she did it over the phone. Oops, that is a little spoiler. Now she need his help, well some of us (me), would have told her where to go and gave her directions on how to get there faster. The Griffin family is one of a kind. They are sweet and caring. They help people in need (we need more people like this in the world). So, Chloe and Ryan enter into an unique arrangement, I can't give you too much more without giving too much away. I do want to say that I absolutely loved the last tree house scene, it made tears roll down my cheeks.
Perkins again, did a great job on her character development. She not only gives us all the goods on her two main characters, but she is continuously giving us peeks in the lives and minds of the other people that will be in up coming books as well. Most of the book is set in Vegas, with her living there, you know she gets everything right.
I can't wait to dive right into the next book! If these books aren't on your TBR list they need to be! I recommend you put them on there today or go ahead and one click them, they are only $0.99 each. That's a bargain for a great romance. Of course, I'm the self proclaimed One Click Queen. I have to ground myself from time to time from one clicking, that's a sad day.
On a side note, her dedication at the end, to her dad, was so touching and heartfelt. I lost my Papa to Alzheimer as well in 2011. To me, he walked on water.
I give Building Our Love 5 Platypires
Bama Love! Roll Tide, and Keep Reading Y'all