Circle of Friends Book V: Heather by L. Diane Wolfe
Source: Received for review
Availability: In stores now
Publisher: Dancing Lemur Press
I give this book 4 out of 5 stars
Description from Amazon.com: When confidence turns to frustration… A new beginning awaits Heather Jennings. The position at Clemson means she will finally realize her dream of coaching basketball. Heather is ready to focus on her duties, using sheer force if necessary to prove her independence. Sadly, her triumph is hampered as her father and greatest advocate lies dying of cancer. Battling her grief, she must also deal with a sister who appears incapable of responsibility or achievement. And once basketball season begins, a talented but cocky player who resembles her in every manner challenges all that remains of Heather’s patience. Heather’s life changes when she encounters a man capable of handling her bold and feisty attitude. Straightforward and smug, he entices her to date him, and despite his gruff nature shows a great capacity for compassion. However, the last thing Heather needs is a serious relationship with a man equally fixated on work and opposed to marriage…
I was a little leery of this fifth book as Heather was never one of my favorite characters. In fact, even in this book I disliked her personality and the way she treated her younger sister. Despite her sister being lazy I found Heather’s reactions to be disproportional and over blown. Still I found myself enjoying this book a lot. I enjoyed seeing the progression of her relationship with Matt’s older brother. Both their personalities were very strong and intriguing. Seeing how they adapted to each other’s little quirks was great and I loved seeing their relationship progress. Another great part of this book is seeing updates on how the character’s from the previous books are doing. So despite never really coming to like Heather I started to understand her and thought this was a nice completion to the series.