Zach (Torey Hope: The Later Years #3) by A.D. Ellis (Review by Kristin – #NerdGirlSoldier)


Title: Zach (Torey Hope: The Later Years #3)

Author: A.D. Ellis

Published Date: December 26th 2015

Genre: Romance


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The perfect love. The perfect plan. Unfortunately, life is never perfect and it rarely goes as planned…
The quintessential hometown girl, Zoey Martin is brilliant, beautiful, and down-to-earth. Her lifelong plans have always included the one and only boy she’s ever loved.
Now that he’s the advertising director of the family business, level-headed Zach Morgan knows what he wants. Too bad the love of his life is five years younger and has grown up as his cousin. Although they aren’t technically related, there’s no getting around the age difference, and they must be patient while their close, loving, friendship blossoms into romance.
Inseparable childhood pals Zach and Zoey faced the obstacles of their relationship head on and made plans for their perfect future, only to discover that living and loving in an imperfect reality is messy, hard, and painful.
Will their forever love be enough to earn their happily ever after? Or will the weight of real life deny them their happy ending?
**Zach and Zoey’s story is meant for ages 18+ due to adult language, themes, and situations.**


***Adult Warning – May Contain Graphic Sex, Strong Language, Or Adult Situations. Caution Advised***
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***Kristin – #NerdGirlSoldier’s  Review***
This is the third book in the Torey Hope series, and I wish that I had started with book one so that I would understand more of the characters and their backgrounds. That being said, while I didn’t follow everything that well family-wise, I was able to follow the journey that Zach and Zoey take together to make their relationship work. There were times I thought that they would each just give up on each other, but they never did and that makes them one of the most inspirational couples I’ve read in a while.

The story flows very nicely and it takes you through each stage of life for Zach and Zoey. You almost get the sense in the very beginning for the story when Zach first sees Zoey, that he imprints on her. He has his younger sister, who is the same age as Zoey, yet Zach is much more protective of Zoey. I enjoyed watching them grow and learn together, as well as watching them grow individually. There were some places where I wasn’t able to follow along as well as I’d like, but I think that has more do with the fact that I have not read the first two books more than the author’s writing. I feel that if you do wish to read this book, you need to read the other two first in order to understand the family dynamics of Torey Hope.

I felt that both Zach and Zoey grew throughout the book and their growth was well spaced out. There were times I was frustrated with Zoey but when I went back for another look at those places, I found that she was behaving like a typical teenage girl. Zach was incredibly patient with Zoey; he never forced her to do anything she didn’t want to do, nor did he tell her not to pursue her dreams. I loved that he told her that if she found someone she wanted to be with, that she should do so; he would wait.

Overall I loved the story and the characters. I hope to go back and read the whole series at some point and I hope you do as well.


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