Colleen Hoover is the queen of diversity when it comes to writing. I used to think she only wrote romance, but then I read Verity. Layla is a romance story….with a supernatural twist.
It was love at first sight when Leed first laid eyes on Layla. He was part of the band playing at her sister’s wedding at a bed & breakfast when they met. Their relationship moved pretty quickly with Layla going with him back to his house outside Nashville and never leaving. Things were going great until Leed’s ex-girlfriend/crazed fan found out about Layla and showed up at his house with a gun. To help them both recover Leed rented out the bed & breakfast where they first met that has since become abandoned. There Leed meets Willow, a ghost.
I was really enjoying this book until Willow popped up. I didn’t mind the supernatural aspect of this book, but I prefer reading about ghosts in a thriller than a romance. Still this was a pretty good read with a few good twists thrown in. I actually reached out to someone else who had read this to make sure I understood the ending correctly.
This one is out now!
Book Rating: 4/5
Wine Pairing: Penfolds Bin 9 Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
When Leeds meets Layla, he’s convinced he’ll spend the rest of his life with her—until an unexpected attack leaves Layla fighting for her life. After weeks in the hospital, Layla recovers physically, but the emotional and mental scarring has altered the woman Leeds fell in love with. In order to put their relationship back on track, Leeds whisks Layla away to the bed-and-breakfast where they first met. Once they arrive, Layla’s behavior takes a bizarre turn. And that’s just one of many inexplicable occurrences.
Feeling distant from Layla, Leeds soon finds solace in Willow—another guest of the B&B with whom he forms a connection through their shared concerns. As his curiosity for Willow grows, his decision to help her find answers puts him in direct conflict with Layla’s well-being. Leeds soon realizes he has to make a choice because he can’t help both of them. But if he makes the wrong choice, it could be detrimental for all of them.