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Tessa O'Connell is a girl with an unbreakable spirit and a strength that will get her through anything and this strength is one she needs now more than ever before. Through the two big chapters of her life, her goal remains to be fearless and make the best of all the opportunities that come her way. In college she must face the infamy and scrutiny that comes with dating Cole Stone as well as dealing with the pressures of being an O’Connell. Just as she learns to find her way, life-changing prospects for Cole force Tessa to steel herself and be there, body and soul, for the one man for whom she’d just about do anything in the world. As Cole learns to find himself again, it’s Tessa who needs to stand by his side and keep his demons at bay this time around. Can she be enough for the person who has been her solid ground for so long, all the while, keeping whispers of her self-doubt and crippling insecurities away? 

Here, Tessa finds herself adjusting to life as a fresh graduate in New York. All alone, with an unexpected new job and desperately missing her boyfriend as he gets through law school, Tessa has certainly seen better days. But with Cole's unwavering love on her side, she's ready to conquer the world and build a life together with the man she's going to marry, even if sometimes she's got to do it all by herself. The insecurities and fears that plagued their relationship have now evolved into a love so strong, it can weather anything - even a long-distance relationship. After five wonderful years together, there's nothing that's going to get in the way of their happily ever after...or is there? On their own for the first time in a long time, Cole and Tessa struggle to make sense of their changed reality which threatens to pull the two away from each other. The one thing they know is that they're meant to be and they'll do whatever it takes to stay together, despite the curveballs thrown their way. With old friends and new, one crazy Nana, stepbrothers and snarky co-workers, Cole and Tessa are ready to make the transition into their real life as a couple and this is the story of how two people fight the odds to create their forever.  

Warning: This story comes with a delectable Cole Stone as you've never seen him before. Vulnerable, torn, brooding and protective in part one, he’s suited up, and a lawyer in the making now. He’s still a little reckless at heart and rough around the edges though, still the bad boy you fell in love with but aging like the finest wine all the more in love with his Shortcake.

©2020 Blair Holden (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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Feels unfinished, another book?

Love the book, the story, the characters,but it just feels like too many loose ends weren't tied up. Disappointed to read this is the last in the series as it could do with another book to finish Tessa and Coles story and do the other characters justice.

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  • Ashley
  • 17-07-20

Disappointed

The ending really disappointed me, it didn’t give the closure that was expected. I anticipated seeing if they got married and had kids but there was none of that, so if that’s what your looking for in this book it’s not there.

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  • ForShow
  • 08-07-20

I waited over a year for this book

I waited over a year for this book dying to know what happened and I dont know if its actually over if it is that's a SUCKY ending. No did they finally get married have kids NOTHING! it's not really a cliffhanger so I just dont know. Oh and this book is SOOOOOOOO long 1/2 way threw the book all I kept thinking is this over yet are they going to get their happily ever after. I dont know.

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  • SLopez
  • 21-07-21

Super disappointed in this book.

Wow Coles a hypocrite. He lives by one set of relationship rules and expects Tessa to live by another. I lost so much respect for him with this book. Sadly Tessa is also quite the pushover. Shes all I am woman hear me roar in her mind but in reality she is super pathetic. He constantly lies to her, either straight up lies or does it constantly by omission. All the hidden texts and being all secretive. And Tessa never calls him on anything.

He keeps his life from her but is all in hers to the point of ridiculousness. He hides Melissa but blows up about Jay. There is no excuse for his behavior.

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  • Karla
  • 29-01-21

My only words...

I loved this series so so much. But there was something that I was expecting. I was expecting Cole to FINALLY take that ring of the neckalce he gave Tessa and put it on her finger because well we were all really expecting it and I also expected something like kids. Tessa accidently geting pregant or something cause there was not enough dramatics like there was in the others. There will definetly have to be a nother book in the series if the author wants s to love this series.

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  • lissy
  • 23-09-20

Great book

Honestly was annoyed with the immaturity at first but started to like the book as it went on. Some sentences had repeating statements that were distracting but overall the book was good.

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  • MZ_480
  • 08-09-20

Meh..

This last book was very vanilla compared to the first and second book and kind of boring at times. The first book (The bad boy's girl) was the best of the series in my opinion. I did not like the ending of this 3rd book. I would have liked to see Cole and Tessa get married and see how Cole is as a lawyer and a dad. i kind of had to force myself to finish the 3rd book. im disappointed to say the least.

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  • Heather
  • 18-08-20

Cole and Tessa

I LOVE Cole and Tessa but this book made my anxiety shoot through the roof. I was left wanting and empty. I have enough anxiety and mess in my life, I need their happily ever after now.

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  • Victoria Church
  • 23-07-20

AMAZINGGGG!!

I have just finished this series. For the very first chapter in book 1 to the very last chapter in book 3! My only question is WHERES BOOK 4!!! Tessa and Cole need to have a babyyy!!!!

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  • Fatima
  • 24-06-20

Love it!

Third book in the series as I still love it! I forgot that this book had two parts so halfway through I was a bit thrown off by when it said chapter one again. 😂😂 The narration for this was pretty good. I really enjoyed it!