Book Review: The Trouble With Before by Portia Moore


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My Rating: 5 stars out of 5

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Another brilliant addition to this series. Every book is somehow better than the last and how that’s possible, I haven’t a clue. Portia Moore is a brilliant writer. She writes from her heart, gives us all major feels and brings us a new story each time which is incredibly powerful. Her writing has had a huge impact on me and I think I have to say that this and ‘What Happens After’ are probably one of the best books I have read this year hands down. I’m sad as I know this is probably the last book about these characters but I’m hoping there’s somehow more. Because I definitely need more.

I didn’t think I would like Lisa much at all before I started. After everything she has done in the past. But I never felt anything negative for her when I was reading this. I actually sympathised with her and felt sad that she had to endure so many things. She made mistakes yes, but she’s human after all and at least she was trying to change. She didn’t have the best upbringing and well we all make stupid mistakes as teenagers. Her side of the story is a little bit heart-breaking but I definitely felt empowered by reading what she went through.

Aidan. I don’t think words can describe how amazing that man is. There was no smut in the book but the little scenes that were there had me more tingly than a book full of smut would. He’s an amazing friend and it’s great to read about how real friends should act because in real life I’m beginning to see less and less of it. But hey, at least I can read about it. He is very much like Lisa as he is still growing and has much to learn and overcome. But hats off to him for never judging Lisa.

This book has a strong storyline. This is the definition of what a great contemporary romance book should be like. The writing is powerful and it definitely keeps you hooked from beginning to end. Where you think about the book even when you pause reading it. I was so lost in Lisa and Aidan’s world. It also makes you feel so many different things. I’m so glad I got to read this.

It has been a long time since a book made me feel like this. I miss these types of books and it’s hard to come by them now I feel. I hope Portia releases another book soon and fast because I need more of her writing! I highly HIGHLY recommend this.

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