Sometimes life’s unforeseen paths lead us to discovering sides of ourselves we never knew existed.
Ace Bosse has always found solace at home, but when she returns for the summer from college she builds an unexpected relationship with the reckless Max Miller.
Three years ago, Max left for Alaska to find what he thought he’d lost, but now he realizes just how much he left behind.
Max teaches Ace that sometimes a little crazy is exactly what life needs while learning that some chances are worth taking, regardless of the risks.
But how do you know when you’ve met the right person? And will they be prepared to experience one of life’s biggest obstacles?
Falling in love isn’t easy, but holding on to it is where the real challenge lies.
Whoa. Hello new favorite author of mine. I’ve had several people recommend this series to me. As a reader I look for books to make me think. To allow me to feel and lose myself within the pages. Becoming His was this and so much more.
Harper (Ace) Bosse loves her home and the people in it. She has a huge family. And we get to meet them. All of them. She is the youngest but plays such a huge role. She keeps them together. She’s smart beyond reason. But if there is one thing Ace isn’t so smart about, it’s her love life. She goes through boys like it’s nothing. No. Not like that. Not sure what she is looking for, she easily gets bored and moves on. She’s never given her body or heart to another man. She’s never had the desire to. Until Max Miller. Max returns from Alaska after looking for something he realized he already had. Upon his return, his neighbor of many years, Ace catches his attention. His thoughts reside with her at all times. But she is not his to have. Until something shifts. And they are never the same.
“Love is an emotion that until spoken, I hadn’t realized the immense power that it holds.”
Becoming His is a slow build. Slow burn. Nothing is rushed. Max and Ace slowly fall for each other. But their journey to love is not the usual cookie cutter romance story. It’s so much more and truly the reason why I enjoyed it so much. Max is afraid of abandonment due to his past. And Ace still struggles to find herself. But the two find solace in each other. They find home. But how do you know this is the person for you? Their hearts speak it. Their hearts feel it. YOU feel it. What happens when you don’t listen to your heart?
“You make me believe in soulmates.”
I was easily captivated not only by this story, Max, and Ace, but also the rest of the characters. There are a lot of them. However, I will say that the author is brilliant in her character building. Her characters add such depth to the overall story. I found it hard to put down. I cried, I laughed. Talk about feels and emotion! I didn’t know what to expect from this story, but it was everything my heart needed. THIS is a romance story. Slow and steady, their story attests to the power in love and all that it can overcome. But like any love story...love isn’t easy.
“That’s because you were made for me to love.”
I am pretty sure Max and Ace stole my heart. Their love heals. It overcomes. Their love is everything. It is deep. Passionate. And you are fully immersed in their story. I am so lucky that all three books are already out. I am not sure if my heart could’ve taken the wait. That ending? TEARS. Becoming His was an amazing, emotional, heartfelt journey and I look forward to what is in store for this group.
“I loved her and she left. Maybe I wasn’t enough. Maybe I’ll never be enough.” I’ve been thinking these words since before we even got together.
Everything is new. The old no longer has a place here. Physical items are easy to replace. I'm constantly battling the ones that aren't.
Every thought and memory I have is stained.
You weren't even there for half of them.
How is she still present even though she left?
I can do this. I’m going to survive losing her.
My heart is so FULL after finishing this. I don’t even know how to FEEL. I’m overwhelmed with emotions. Book one I loved. Book two? It made my heart beat. And I am not sure if it will ever stop.
“Loving someone makes you stronger.”
Losing Her starts right off from where Becoming His left off. I will try to avoid spoilers for this and the first book as this story is to be experienced. You must live their journey. This is Max’s story. And it is SO much more than a retelling of the first book. It far surpasses that. We are allowed deep into Max’s broken yet, beautiful heart. His feelings on Ace and her family. How he’s no longer the man he once was. How he’s barely living, but surviving. The entire crew is in this one as the first one and there are even some surprises. They all deal with the aftermath of the end of the first book. We are once again, as readers, immersed into the Bosse and Miller family. And my heart enjoyed every minute of it.
“I never realized how confidence is like glass; strong and protective until it is hit just right. Then it shatters.”
Excuse me, but where has Max Miller been all my life? No, seriously. Wherever he has been, I am so glad I found him. Sigh. Or maybe he found me! The author is a truly gifted writer. Her words evoke emotions. Her writing reflects how much she pours her heart into her characters. As I write this review, I am still not over this story. It’s been a good hour since I put it down, and I cannot wait to get back to reading to start book 3. This author has truly and easily become one of my favorites.
“Had you just been waiting for someone to finally catch you?”
I love romance. I really do. And until this point, I am not sure if there has been a book that truly captured how fiercely a man can love a woman. Max loves Ace with his entire being. His soul. He loves her slowly, loudly. Immensely. His love is overwhelming and powerful. The author writes words straight from Max’s heart. His words are beautiful, poetic. Ace is Max’s heart. And you cannot truly love deeply without your heart.
“I would choose you every time, Ace.”
This book solidified my emotional investment in this story and the characters. I finished with tears in my eyes. I didn’t realize how hard I was gripping my kindle. If there is one thing I love about reading is how it makes me FEEL. And this did more than that. Losing Her is a beautifully written, captivating story. I cannot begin to explain how much of a journey this was for me. I did more than read this story. I lived it.
Mariah Dietz lives in Eastern Washington with her husband and two sons that are the axis of her crazy and wonderful world.
Mariah grew up in a tiny town outside of Portland, Oregon where she spent the majority of her time immersed in the pages of books that she both read and created.
She has a love for all things that include her sons, good coffee, books, travel, and dark chocolate. She also has a deep passion for the stories she writes, and hopes readers enjoy the journeys she takes them on, as much as she loves creating them.
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