Review: An Uphill Battle by L.K. Farlow

Review: An Uphill Battle by L.K. Farlow

A new Southern Roots standalone…

Azalea Barnes has hated Drake Collins since the day he broke her teenaged heart.
Fast forward almost seven years later and her libido still hasn’t gotten the memo.
Now they’re frenemies… with benefits.
Which suits Azalea just fine. She gets what her body craves while keeping her heart safe.
Kind of.

Drake has loved Azalea since the day they met. He knows that she’s his forever. Too bad she only sees him as a good time. He wants more. Needs more.
If only he could convince her that it’s real this time. He’s more determined than ever to prove to Azalea that chemistry like theirs doesn’t exist only in the bedroom.

The odds may be against Drake, but he’s prepared for an uphill battle.

My Review:
Genre: Romance – Second Chance
Stand-Alone: Yes
Part of a Series: Yes Book 2 of the Southern Roots Series Interconnecting characters with different couples
POV: Azalea and Drake
Steam-Level: Warm, mostly implied or innuendo

I’m torn. I like aspects of this book and really dislike other aspects. Let me break it down:

Likes: I found the Southernisms both fun and charming and liked that the core group of female characters had flowers as/in their names. It was a quick, easy and engaging read.

Dislikes: I REALLY did not like Azalea and her drama. Or the games that she and some other female characters played. I found it frustrating, annoying, and immature. I wanted to yell at her and her stupidity at times.

Saving Grace: I liked that she got into the root of some of her drama/behavior/hang ups. That was nice to see and really well done.

If you’re looking for a fun book that’s full of ups and downs and friends that both pick you up and steer you wrong (in a fun way…who doesn’t like plotting) then An Uphill Battle may be the book for you. L.K. Farlow is a good writer and the book held my interest, it was just the characters that irritated me.

I received an advanced copy of this book for free. This is my honest and voluntary review.

Favorite Quotes:

  • I swear that man is alike a drug. He’s addicting and yummy and so very bad for my heath.
  • I may be playing to win, but I never said I wouldn’t play dirty.
  • That’s the thing about Southern boys – they’re gentleman even they’re assholes.

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