Series: 86 Bloomberg Place #4
Author: Melody Carlson
Publisher: Oasis Audio
Published Date: September 01, 2009
Genre: Christian Fiction, New Adult, Contemporary, chic lit
Time: 8 hr 5 min
My Rating: ★ ★ ★
In this final installment in the 86 Bloomberg Place series, author Melody Carlson follows the four roommates through the high drama of their romantic relationships. Newly engaged Lelani has returned from Maui with her toddler anticipating a simple, beautiful wedding to Gil, but his Latina mama has other ideas—and the willpower to make them happen. Kendall, who accepts her “Maui Man’s” proposal of marriage, finds her wedding plans turned upside down by her absentee parents and cruel sisters, who don’t think she’s capable of making a single smart decision on her own. Marcus takes a trip to Africa, leaving Megan uncertain about the future of their relationship, and Anna risks losing Edmond to a flirty young intern at their office. And to complicate matters, Megan and Anna have just a few months to find a new place to live. With only two months to pull off both weddings (on the same day!), the pressure is on, and the stress just might kill any promise of happily ever after. Are their friendships strong enough to weather the hassles and heartaches?
This book was a whirlwind from start to finish. So much ends up happening in this one from almost breakups, miscommunication issues, family disagreements and potential cheating happening. I really ended up liking this book surprisingly. I know I’ve had mixed review for the previous three due to my dislike for certain characters and how certain situations were handled. But I do feel like this one was a good ending to the series.
I don’t want to say too much because I don’t want to give anything away, but yes two of the girls do end up getting married. While I did feel like one of the marriages was rushed and could end up going horribly wrong in the future, I hope it doesn’t because of how much that person has grown and changed throughout the series and I hope they continue to go down the path they are currently going.
One of the girls also stood up for herself in a situation I was worried about happening and that she would just end up caving and letting said person walk all over her again, but with the help of a fellow roommate she was able to stand her ground and do what was right for herself.
The other two girl’s lives were full of major miscommunication and could have been avoided if they would have just talked more with their significant other instead of avoiding the problem. Sadly this is something that happens a lot in real life so I did think it was a good storyline because it showed how important communication is and how certain situations can be avoided.
Overall I do think this is a good series to read if you are a new adult that wants a clean read. Yes I am considering 86 Bloomberg place as new adult even though it was published before new adult became a thing.