March 3, 2024

Series Sunday: This Could Be Us

(Skyland #2) 

Series Sunday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie. I encourage all of my fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.
  • Read an installment of a series.
  • Share your review/recommendation below.
  • Include the title, author and series name.

"So hard to turn away from that warmth when you've stood out in the cold." ~ 8%

My Series Sunday pick is This Could Be Us, the second book in the Skyland series by Kennedy Ryan. We revisit Skyland, one of Atlanta's most desirable communities. One minute, Soledad is having dinner with her husband and three daughters and the next minute, FBI agents are at the front door arresting her husband for embezzlement. This is literally just the beginning.

The domestic goddess now has to provide for her daughters, keep a roof over their heads and food on the table, while fighting an attraction to a man she shouldn't want but cannot resist.

"Soledad hermosa. Beautiful solitude." ~ 52%

First of all, take a minute to drool over the book cover. Full of vibrant colors, flower sketches and a brown girl with natural hair. It exudes confidence. It gives grown woman fiction. It is eye-catching on a bookshelf, be it physical or digital. You can practically hear it saying, "Pick me up! Read me! Get to know me!" The book cover most certainly caught my attention.

This Could Be Us begins with tension that builds and lingers along each page until it bursts like sunlight. Kennedy Ryan expertly weaves themes such as honest parenthood, raw emotions, transparency, truly amicable divorce and self-love. Most importantly, the author raises awareness on autism through two minor characters and handles the close-to-home subject like a pro.

I cannot recommend this new release and series enough. Jump on the bandwagon if you're not already buckled up. For those who read Before I Let Go, welcome back to Skyland. Bookhearts, you are in for a delight! 

Happy Early Pub Day, Kennedy Ryan! This Could Be Us will be available Tuesday, March 5.

Disclaimer: An advance copy was received directly from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Opinions are my own and would be the same if I spent my hard-earned coins. ~LiteraryMarie

Author: Kennedy Ryan
Published: March 2024
Pages: 400
Edition: Galley
Genre: Romance
Rating: 🖤 🖤 🖤 🖤

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