Julianne Becker has a choice to make between love and history. She needs two men in her life, but ultimatums and secrets are forcing her to choose.
Nick Matthews has a choice to make with potential costs that will put Julianne in temptation’s way. Since He Really Feels what he does for Julianne, can Nick put aside his fears to ensure that the past doesn’t destroy the future he has always wanted?
Travis Miller thought he made his choice, but obligations may just push out the best thing that’s ever happened to him. Since He Really Feels allegiance to his family, can Travis keep his past and present from colliding?
Julianne and Nick know they should form a united front and make these decisions together, but knowing what to do and actually doing it are two very different things. Will Travis’s presence in their life pull them together or push them apart?
This is the passionate and emotional concluding book of the He Feels Trilogy.
Received in exchange for an honest review.
Let me just start off by saying CONGRATULATION to Lisa Suzanne for her success with the He Feels series. After reading How He Really Feels a year ago I knew this series was going to be something magical; I feel so privileged and honoured to have been a part of the journey.
Since He Really Feels is the beautiful conclusion to the He Feels Trilogy, and boy does it live up to its predecessors. All the loose knots have been tied, all our couples have tied their knots, and yes, everyone gets a HAPPILY EVER AFTER. After anxiously waiting for this book since What He Really Feels, I was nothing short of blown away by this epic conclusion, this amazing story, this beautifully written masterpiece that everyone should read.
Meeting Nick Matthews has brought Julianne Becker nothing but love, happiness and joy, but also confusion, doubt, and uncertainty. After her relationship took a turn, forcing her to visit the one person Nick hated most on the planet, things started to get a bit heated between the two couples. After all how could you decide between your best friend and the person who’s been there for you all your life, and the man you see your future with?
Although Nick knows Julianne is the love of his life and will do everything and anything to be with her, lately they’ve been having problems about sharing secrets and being honest with one another. He can’t stand Travis and how desperate Julianne seems, wanting to keep him in her life. So in his hate he forces her to make her decide, him or Travis. Considering everything that’s happened between them, Travis is surprisingly doing alright. Moving away and starting over was probably the best thing that’s ever happened to him, because he ended up finding the love of his life. Now all he has to do is persuade Lindsay that he’s serious about her, that Julianne means nothing to him in comparison to what she means to him.
I’m so sad that the series is over but also so excited to see what else Suzanne has in store with her upcoming books. I can’t tell you how much I LOVED the series and how much I loved the books. After reading an ARC of How He Really Feels, I knew she’d be something special. Since He Really Feels is the perfect conclusion to the series, however it’s not without its roller-coaster of emotions and final ups and downs about what it means to be in a loving and trusting relationship.
The easiest way I can describe this book to you is with a quote from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, “One person couldn’t feel all that. They’d explode!” – Ron Weasley. Well Ron, you were right, some people just can’t handle all those feelings and because of that they do explode. There were so many times that I was scared for Julianne and Nick, afraid that they wouldn’t have their happily ever after – even though Suzanne promised me they would. They kept getting into fight after fight and hiding secrets from each other that it really showed you the trials of being in a relationship; the amount of trust required and the amount of honesty they needed between each other was massive. I felt sorry for Julianne, and Nick at times and I was genuinely scared for them. I love them together and I wanted them to have a happily ever after, and HATED how many relationship problems they were having…it made me sad inside.
Nick and Travis fulfilled two very different roles in my life. I needed them both. I needed Nick to fill the space in my heart that had been empty up until I had met him. And I needed Travis to fill the space in my heart reserved for the person who had gone through so many of life’s most difficult challenges with me.
There was a lot of emotion in this book, mostly anger in comparison to all the hurt from the first book, and all of the healing being done in the second book. Nick was being pretty harsh about forcing her to decide between him and Travis; that’s just on two different levels. I can understand the betrayal he felt when Julianne slept with Travis, but he broke her heart instead of confiding in her. The anger in the book causes a lot of tension and stress and that anger is probably was scared me the most. But with all that anger came AMAZING make-up sex, and even though it took a lot of time, their relationship was ultimately repaired.
“I don’t want to fight anymore. Nick, I choose you. Obviously.”
Nick set down his fork and stared at me for a moment. I stared back, and I felt the heat pass between us. He stood, and I watched him as he walked around the table until he stood behind me. He swept my hair off of my right shoulder and away from my neck, and he leaned down and placed a gentle kiss on the curve there. I felt his stubble tickle my skin, and that one simple motion threw my desire for him into overdrive.
One tiny criticism I have is that this book, unlike its predecessors, felt a little bit rushed. There were a lot of time jumps that got me a little lost, or that the time jump wasn’t explicitly explained. What happened during all that missing time, did relationships heal, how did they get better? I felt that it could have been dragged out just a tad bit more to be a little longer, and to show progress over time, but the book was enough as it was, and still highly enjoyable.
Since He Really Feels is about love and romance, and not the easy kind, but the kind you have to work at, fight for, and build with the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. No secrets, everything on the table, and also lots, and lots of apologies. I RECOMMEND this ENTIRE SERIES and Lisa Suzanne’s body of work to ANYONE who loves a good romance, and finding their happily ever after.
5/5 Hearts of Love
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Lisa Suzanne started handwriting her books on yellow legal pads after she took a creative writing class in high school. She still has those legal pads full of stories, but now one of them is published under the title How He Really Feels. She currently works as a full time high school English teacher, and her favorite part of the year is summer. She has been blessed with the world’s best dog, a supportive family, and a husband who encouraged her to publish after reading one of her novels. She likes the advice of Ernest Hemingway’s famous quote, “Write drunk. Edit sober.”