May 20

Undeniable by Melanie Harlow Review



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When we were eleven, Oliver Ford Pemberton dared me to jump off a barn roof. He said you couldn’t break a leg from a 12-foot-jump.

He lied.

(You can also break a collarbone, which served him right as far as I was concerned.)

I wish I could say it was the last dare I ever took from him, the last bet I ever made with him, the last time I ever trusted Oliver Ford Pemberton.

But it wasn’t.

Because he had the nerve to grow up gorgeous, charming, and sexy. And as we got older, the dares only got dirtier—and the betting stakes higher—until finally, he left me in pieces. I swore I’d never talk to him again.

But twenty years after I took that flying leap, he’s back in my life, daring me to risk everything for him: my job, my self-worth, and my heart.

How many chances does love deserve?

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The second book in the Cloverleigh Farms series, Undeniable was a sometimes sweet, sometimes sour frenemies-to-lovers story between a couple with a long and complicated history. Chloe and Oliver’s love story was difficult and passionate and full of heart-tugging emotion. Harlow breathes new life in the love-hate relationship trope with Chloe and Oliver’s romance. These two knew each other as well as they knew themselves, and I couldn’t get enough of their witty, rapid-fire banter.

They say that love and hate are two sides of the same coin, and as much as these two didn’t want to love one another at times, they simply couldn’t help it. Chloe was a strong, feisty and hot-headed heroine, especially when it came to Oliver. A difficult hero to like for most of the book, Oliver was a spoiled, super-rich playboy on the surface, but underneath all of that was a man struggling to find his way, to make his own mark, to be worthy of the love of a woman like Chloe. It took a while, and there were some missteps, but that’s what made his redemption all the more rewarding.

Undeniable by Melanie Harlow as a great addition to this fantastic family-based, small town romance series. Chloe and Oliver’s romance wasn’t an easy story to tell, and they weren’t always an easy couple to root for. But Harlow’s writing is addictive, and she penned a second-chance romance that I simply could not put down. Undeniable by Melanie Harlow gets 4.5 smooches from me!

~Danielle Palumbo




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