|Title: No Holding Back|
Author: Kate Evangelista
Release Date: May 16, 2017
Published by: Swoon Read
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Natasha was DEVASTATED when Jackson, her first love, disappeared without a word only to pop up months later as a famous DJ. But now she's over it―over him!―and ready to move on with her life! Isn't she?
Jackson thought he was leaving Dodge Cove behind forever when he set off to LA to start his career as a DJ. But the one thing he had never been able to leave behind was the memory of his first love, Natasha, and now that he's proven his success, he's coming home to win her back...
Get ready to stop time, defy gravity and bring down the stars in this final book in Kate Evangelista's Dodge Cove Trilogy!
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Disclaimer: I receive a copy of this book in exchange for an HONEST review.
This is probably my favorite book from the Dove Cove trilogy. I know I also said that with the other two books but I just love this trilogy so much and I am so sad to see it end. You can read this book as a stand-alone but I do recommend reading the first two books first because I love seeing the development of the characters from the beginning to the end of the series. I also like seeing old characters. I am the kind of reader that thinks about the characters I've read and the possible things that happened to them after the ending, which makes this trilogy perfect for me because I get to see glimpse of past main characters, such as Caleb and Didi, in this book despite them not being the center of the story.
Furthermore, I like how the main characters, Natasha and Caleb, were so relatable and fascinating to read. By reading Natasha's point of view, I felt her heartache and sorrows despite me having no experience of what she have gone through. She is also very strong woman but can be vulnerable at time, which makes her relatable. While Jackson is a very complex character. He is this cool DJ and a Harry Potter geek at the same time, which is attractive for me. I also get why he had to leave without telling anybody. In a way that he had to chase his dream and he was afraid of telling Natasha because she might ask him to stay, which he would do willingly because of his love to her. He avoided the confrontation and left instead, which is a fatal flaw shown throughout the book not just with Jackson but also Natasha. Natasha did not want to talk or see or talk to Jackson after he left her. I guess the value that I have learned from this book is the importance of conversation in a relationship. Whether it might be towards your parents, friends, or your boyfriend/girlfriend; it is important that you talk to one another to avoid confusions that could dampen your relationship with one another.
I also like the dynamics of the characters with one another. I like how Caleb, Didi, Nathan, and Preston were there for Natasha and how they are protective of her. In addition, Nathan never fails to make smile with his little antics throughout the book and I am glad that he has found happiness in the past book. To assert, I do recommend this book and the rest of the Dove Cove trilogy. It is a light and fast paced read; perfect if you are in a reading slump.