R E V I E W ➠ Strong Enough by Kelly Elliott

Dirk Littlewood had the world at his feet and a life he claimed to love. He was a world-champion bull rider with plenty of women to keep his nights busy and make his inner loneliness nothing but a delusion.
Dirk’s life was exactly how he wanted it.
Until it wasn’t.
The moment Merit Eden showed back up in Hamilton, Montana, everything was turned upside down. Life changed immediately and then tragedy struck.
Merit was the only woman who could bring Dirk to his knees—and the only woman who could heal his broken past. If only he’d let her in, they could heal each other in the process.
The only thing left for Dirk to do was figure out how to not only forgive himself, but accept forgiveness from the only woman he had ever truly loved…if only he was strong enough to withstand the heartbreak.

RELEASE DATE: February 9, 2020

Not my first read by the author, I love Kelly’s books and have read a lot of them including the rest of the series books.

I don’t know where to begin but I want to explain myself first so when reading this you don’t get the impression that this is a bad book. I have personal preferences triggers (I really don’t want to detail them because to really will give out the book) there are just some behavior and actions of the hero and heroine that personally don’t sit ell with me and it makes it harder for me to accept and enjoy them. That said, this one contained a few, and one of my main reasons I didn’t give this a full 5 or more stars (which Kelly’s writing alone deserves) is because of the Angst. When I say there is ANGST in this I mean UBER-ANGST, considering who the hero and heroine is, that was expected, but to me there was so much that I started to resent the hero and feel sorry for the heroine who to me started to look like a bush-over. It just made it to where I couldn’t accept the hero’s apology and see them together I was skeptical after so much angst.

This is the final book of the series and a very drama, angst, painful and real book. The hero is Dirk who if you’ve read the other books is the ‘other guy’ from the trio Brock, Dirk and Kaci (when you read the whole series you’ll understand, don’t want to spoil anything) but that said, the heroine is actually the very best friend of Dirk, Merit…she has been in love with Dirk since she was little and sadly she has always been pushed aside…this is where my heart broke for her the whole time, I wanted to smack Dirk so so so many times because gosh I FELT HER PAIN so so much! There is a lot to their story, it’s not an easy romance but a well worth fought one. Lot’s of corners, turns, surprises and tragedy. Although I had a little bit of a hard time getting through, I am glad I pushed because it was in the end worth it. Beautiful story!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥
Triggers: Personal Triggers
Standalone/Series: Final book in Series
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