Today! It’s Today! We can finally all read The Certainty of Violet & Luke today!
Here’s the official blurb:
Violet Hayes’s life is a mess. Between her stalker, Preston, refusing to leave her alone, her parents’ case still being unsolved, and falling behind in school, she always feels on the verge of losing it. When some unexpected news comes her way, it’s the final straw and she ends up doing something that almost costs her life. Thankfully, she survives and makes a promise to herself to put her life back together and to try and figure out exactly how she feels about Luke Price, the one person that’s always there for her.
But as a recovering alcoholic and gambler, Luke has his own struggles to overcome. He’s also fallen in love with Violet, but fears telling her the truth, that it will scare her away or worse, she won’t reciprocate the feeling. Plus, there never seems to be a right time to say it, either the case, Preston, or life getting in the way.
Can the two of them ever get enough peace in their lives to conquer their fears and finally tell each other the truth about how they feel?
I received an ARC of this novel in exchange for a review.
Let me just start by saying you will not, I repeat, not be disappointed. If you enjoyed Luke and Violet’s story up to now then you’ll only keep enjoying it- only more, because we finally get resolution! (hehehe, get it? Since the next book- Callie & Kayden’s last book is called The Resolution? Yeah. I know. I’m hilarious)
Of course, this book is not hilarious. It’s dark and twisty, but oh so good.
We start back at school. Luke and Violet are together- finally not running away from one another – but that doesn’t mean things are peachy. Nope. Not at all. While Luke is sober (yay Luke) Violet has begun to drown her problems with Alcohol, she uses sex to forget and isn’t as keen on going to class. Oh and Preston’s stalking is getting even creepier and creepier. Luke’s trying to help, but he doesn’t really know where to start. Can he judge Violet’s drinking and uses of sex when he used to do the very same thing?
Now, I’m kind of torn about a few things. Luke wants to help Violet and that’s sweet and noble. But sometimes it seems like he’s not doing it because he loves her, but because he feels obligated to her due to his mother’s connection in her parents’ murder. That doesn’t come off as a super healthy relationship. I get that he actually cares for her, that is just obvious, but he’s making some sacrifices – like skipping his own classes – seemingly because he feels obligated to. I also think it’s pretty clear that Violet needs professional help and has for a while. And I feel like she would have benefitted if someone pressed her to go back in the first book. It bugs me that after she goes too far with nearly fatal results that Luke doesn’t try to get her help.
I do love that Luke is working on his relationship with his dad.It seems like after their stay at his house, he’s leaning on his dad a little more which I really like. I like that he’s giving his dad the second chance, because Luke needs the family and the support. I wish there had been a little more of Kayden at least. I feel like in Callie and Kayden’s story Luke played a pretty large role and it was very clear that they were best friends, but in this series it seems like Luke is closer to Seth and Grayson now and is drifting apart from Kayden. It may be understandable what with Kayden being so in love with Callie and Luke dealing with so many things with his own life and Violet, but it still made me a little sad that they don’t seem as close anymore.
There was definitely some mystery this time. More suspense, since we were lead to be so curious about Preston and what he wanted and what he claims to know. The suspense kept up the pace and kept it from feeling like the story was getting stagnant. It definitely wasn’t the same old same.
I am sooo not about to spoil the ending but let me tell you that I was very happy with the way their story concluded. In fact, I couldn’t imagine a more perfect way. It was flawless and it was made all the sweeter due to all the crap, all the bumps, all the horrible things they went through to get to the end.
Overall I really enjoyed The Certainty of Violet & Luke. It’s for sure worth a read, especially if you’re a fan of Sorensen and of the Coincidence series. So go buy this one and eat it up and then make sure you have The Resolution of Callie & Kayden preordered! – Also you’ll want to preorder Seth & Grayson’s story too because you won’t want to miss them! After reading the rest of the Coincidence books it’s impossible not to fall in love with Seth and Grayson!
Ok Lovlies, keep scrolling for an excerpt from this awesome novel. There’s also a great playlist Jessica Sorensen provided to go along with the novel – it’s perfect. And a giveaway you can enter! Who doesn’t love giveaways! All the buy and preorder links to the rest of the series are down below too.
It’s like he’s fighting to breathe, his solid chest rising and falling heavily with each breath he takes. “You have to start trusting me.”
“I do trust you. Too much,” I whisper, shutting my eyes. “You could crush my heart if you wanted to.” The silence that follows is maddening.
Did I just say that out loud?
Time feels endless as I wait for what comes next. I hear him shift on the seat, feeling him scoot closer
“Violet, open your eyes.” His breath dusts my cheeks.
I swiftly shake my head, smashing my lips together. “I can’t.” But I find myself opening my eyes anyway and he’s so close, only inches away from me.
“I would never ever hurt you,” he promises, his hand gently cupping the back of my neck, fingers spreading across my skin. His touch sends a shot of tingles across my flesh and causes me to shiver as he guides me toward his lips. But I’m already leaning in, an invisible current pulling me toward him, like two magnets about to collide.
When we do crash into one another, it’s dangerously intoxicating, steals the air from my lungs, and sends my heart slamming in my chest. I’m already falling again to that place where I feel helpless yet safe. Emotions press their way to the surface, this time too strong to ignore. It hits me like lightning, an electric current surging through my body, overwhelming heat that both brings me alive and kills me at the same time.
♥SERIES READING ORDER♥
Book 1: The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden
Book 2: The Redemption of Callie and Kayden
Book 3: The Destiny of Violet and Luke
Book 4: The Probability of Violet and Luke
Book 5: The Certainty of Violet and Luke
Pre Order Buy Link for The Resolution of Callie and Kayden (book 6)