POV: Dual 1st Person
Tropes: Instant Connection; Secret Baby; Small Town; Second Chance;
Series: Happily Ever Alpha World
Type of Series: Series of Standalones
Rate: 3.5/5 Stars
Release Date: April 14, 2023
If you read Until Ireland by this duo then you met Waverly and Jackson. They are siblings to Ireland and Mack and feel the BOOM. These two have an intense connection and then a quick relationship but then a misunderstanding happens and Waverly runs. But she doesn’t fun from just Jackson, she runs from her entire family. I really enjoyed this story, but Waverly’s decision to hide from everyone was frustrating to me. I understood the want to hide from Jackson because she felt like he was her boom but she wasn’t his. However to shut out everyone else didn’t make sense to the way with her family dynamic.
When Jackson finally comes face to face with Waverly again it is under not so great circumstances, but they move forward with each other cautiously. There are some elements of chaos in this story that work really well and set a stage in which Waverly needs Jackson so it makes sense that they come back together, and it isn’t a forced reasoning. The relationship between these two coming back together has some ups and downs, but once the air is cleared about the misunderstanding it moves full force. The side story that brings them together is heartbreaking but you can appreciate the drive behind it. I love this world created by Aurora Rose Reynolds and the vast cast of characters surrounding it are always fun to visit.