Review: What It Takes

Posted 15th May 2017 by Emma in Reviews / 0 Comments

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

I received this book for free an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: What It TakesWhat It Takes: A Dirt Road Love Story by Sonya Loveday
Also by this author: The Summer I Fell, Love Always,, Runaway Heart, End Note
Published by Pronoun on 17th May 2017
Genres: Chicklit, Love & Romance
Pages: 252
Format: eARC
Source: an ARC
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Gracen Lowell is on the hunt for a man—but not just any man. He has to be ‘the one’. Her only problem is that no one she’s dated has ever measured up to the charming qualities of her best friend.

Slade Owens knows no matter how much he loves Gracen, he’ll never be what she’s looking for. And he dang sure isn’t going to stick around to watch her fall in love with someone else. Slade leaving the Owens’ family farm for an out-of-state job should put enough distance between the two to allow him to move on with his life and Gracen to search for her happily-ever-after.

Gracen knows asking him to stay isn’t fair. Slade thinks leaving her behind is the only thing to do. Inexplicably drawn together, the best friends must decide if they have what it takes to own up to their feelings… before it’s too late.

Thank you to Sonya for providing me with a copy of this book. I love Sonya’s other books so I was excited to start this one. I’m really struggling with the right words to do this book justice.

Gracen and Slade have been 2 peas in a pod since they were around 5 years old and have been in love with each other before they even knew what love was but both are too scared to tell the other. Slade can’t sit by and watch Grecen look for “the one” anymore so he’s leaving for Montana.

There were parts of this book that broke my heart. Sonya is not afraid to push boundaries with her stories which I love. Sonya always drops the biggest bombshells and leave you with very little time to recover and this book was no different. I was on the edge of my seat from about 70% of the way through and didn’t put it down until I got to the end.

I can’t praise Sonya’s work enough and I can’t wait to see what she brings in the future.

About Sonya Loveday

Sonya Loveday, first and foremost is a reader, an avid one. It is of that love that brought her to the realization that this was the answer to the nagging persistent feeling that ‘there’s got to be something more’.
The dream came alive in 2009 when she purchased her laptop and began the tedious step of becoming a published author.
When she’s not reading, she’s writing. When she’s not writing, she’s reading. And when she’s not doing either of those things she’s sleeping, shuttling her children back and forth to school, letting the dogs and cats in and out of the house for the umpteenth time in the last hour and dreaming of a clean house.


Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • Goodreads Challenge (2017)

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