Sunday, March 2, 2014

Review: Moore than Forever (Needing Moore #3) by Julie A. Richman

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"You have no idea of what you do to me, Baby Girl."
"It's smoochal."

Is the love they always dreamed of enough?

Continuing the emotional journey of love and betrayal that began on a college campus in Searching for Moore and turned their worlds upside down in Moore to Lose, handsome, California entrepreneur Schooner Moore and sharp and sassy, New York advertising agency owner Mia Silver continue to be confronted with the harsh reality of the remnants from the lives they lived apart for 24 years.

Now, Schooner Moore and Mia Silver face the ultimate challenge - were they really meant to be together or will their pasts continue to tear them apart?

On the heels of the birth of their newborn son, Nathaniel, Schooner and Mia must decide if their love and loyalty to one another is strong enough to learn to grow together as a couple or if the life they always dreamed of sharing was better left as a teenage fantasy.

This is the third and final book in the Needing Moore Series and is not meant to be read as a stand alone. Book 1 - Searching for Moore and Book 2 - Moore to Lose should be read prior to reading Moore than Forever.

The highly anticipated conclusion to Mia and Schooner's story picks up where it left off at the end of Moore to Lose.  Mia is in labour, 7 weeks early and Schooner is at CJ's place sorting out his son Zach.
Mia was reeling from the fact that Schooner had been away so long, leaving her to stay with his ex-wife and son.  Once again CJ has manipulated him into making a choice and he chose to leave Mia - again.  It's not as cut and dry as that though.  Schooner loves his kids and will do anything to them.  Zach needs his father so Schooner is there for him.  That's all there is to it but Mia doesn't see it from his point of view.
Once Schooner returns to Mia's side there is a lot they need to sort out if they really see a future together. 
This story then moves to Zambia, the place where Schooner went when Mia left him 24 years ago in college.  I was not expecting this diversion into Africa but it was a really important part of this story. 
Schooner as a father just makes me swoon, he loves his kids.  Above all of that though, he loves Mia with everything he is.  She brings the best out of him and she is a natural nuturer and mother.
There is a lot of emotion is this final instalment and even Zach grows up a little bit.  I loved the interaction between Zach and baby Nathaniel, so cute.  This was a nice ending to a great series.
And if you still want 'Moore', Julie has announced she is writing a new story called Bad Son Rising which will be Zach's story :)
Reading order:
Searching for Moore (#1)
Moore to Lose (#2)
Needing Moore (#3)
I give this 4 stars




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