Closing Costs

Liz Crowe
Closing Costs
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Tri Destiny Publishing
Release Date
March 2012
Book 3 of Stewart Realty
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance

Love conquers all? Not likely, according to Sara Thornton. She's spent eight years coming to terms with the new parameters of her life while resigning herself to the idea that "happily ever afters" are best left to fairytales. Sales manager for her successful real estate office and juggling an added element of responsibility she never thought she'd face, Sara continues to struggle with the men in her life. Love, for her, has only meant hurt, broken trust and anger; all of which she's completely banished from her life, so she claims.

Jack Gordon has come a long way since his early days of obsession with Sara. As the general manager of Stewart Realty, his own level of responsibility for the well-being of others has ramped up. He's even honed his caretaking skills, now that he has someone who loves him unconditionally.

Continuing to invest effort and rebuild their relationship, he and Sara grow close as friends. Despite this, his ultimate question remains unanswered; the one he keeps asking, no matter how many times she says no. Sara isn't prepared for the keen focus of his need--to have her back, once and for all. Her stubborn resistance nearly rips both lives apart

The epic third book to The Realtors series, Closing Costs brings Jack and Sara truly full circle. Proving that the heat of lust and obsession; the need for control and to be mastered in many areas of life can lead to love — surprising you when you least expect it – if you will only allow it.

Book Review by CozyReader (reviewer)
Jul 02, 2012   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
210 people found the following review helpful
In CLOSING COSTS, we come to the closing of Jack and Sara in this frustrating relationship. Sure, they get their HEA but the amount of time that it has taken them is a little on the extreme. If only--and I really mean when I say--if only they could put their arrogance, self pride aside and see that they are truly meant to be together, they could have been together in less time than 8 years to finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Well, what can I say, I was truly expecting to strangle Jack and shake him up but actually he was transformed into the man that I wanted for him to be. Yes, I'm not saying he was 100% better as I still wanted to strangle but not kill him totally. I saw him with new eyes when he finds himself enthralled by a child that could possibly be his. Sure, when it came to his relationship with Sara--or almost non-existent relationship--he was still arrogant but you get to see more of his emotions come out and get a better understanding where he is coming from. I really admired that he took the initiative to see more of Katie and be there for her when her mother was a little on the busy side. I give Jack so much kudos in this book.

Sara, wow she took me by surprise on her attitude when she was pregnant and in motherhood. If I thought I wanted to kill Jack in the second book, well, in this book, I wanted to kill Sara. How dare she put Craig and Jack in that situation when she found out she was pregnant? Not only that but also her brother. To me, when you say you want or need help from no one, that means you are doing everything on your own. Not trying to pawn off your child on other people because you have just been promoted in your job. Be a mother and take responsibility of your child since you have shut out the two men that were willing to help and take responsibility. I know it seems like I'm just bashing her but I was not very happy with her in this book. I want to keep on going, but I'm just afraid that if I do, I will give way too much of this book and I want you to read this book and find out for yourself. Sara does finally do the right thing by her daughter and the man she loves but it does take her time to finally realize what she wants and goes for it.

Once again, kudos to Liz Crowe's writing on CLOSING COSTS for the happily ever after that was long coming for Jack and Sara. I found myself frustrated, anger and also teary-eyed because I just wanted to see them together and start living their life as a happy family. I truly loved this book even with all the complications of the lives of the characters but that is the beauty of it: It is so realistic that you can see it happening, unfolding right in front of your eyes. I just could not put this book down; to be truthful, I read this trilogy back to back. I wanted to know what was going to happen next and I am so glad I did.

I'm so happy Ms. Crowe added another book to this series, The Essence of Time, and can't wait to read it and see what is in store for Blake and Rob. Pick up your copy of this book today and enjoy reading because I know I did.
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