Book Review: With the First Goodbye by Len Webster 

Goodreads Synopsis:

Bros before hoes or so the saying goes.

However, Maxwell Sheridan threw that saying out the window the minute he hooked up with his best friend, Alex’s, poisonous ex. The moment he slept with her, he was hooked. Sloppy seconds was not his style, but she was a cruel addiction he couldn’t overcome. He thought his days of betraying his best friends were behind him. But Max learnt the hard way that history had a way of repeating itself.

That was until one moment on a bridge would change it all.

Josephine Faulkner is struggling. Mentally, physically, and emotionally. Life has caused her to grow up. Gone are the wild days, black hair, and dating men her ambassador father would never approve of. But juggling work and life has meant that university hasn’t been high on her priority list.

When Maxwell Sheridan finds her on a bridge, dropping small stones into the lake, a friendship and connection between them blooms.

He offers to tutor her.
She offers him her compassion.

But their undeniable attraction and friendship will be tested.

And her name…
Andrea Wallace.


Chick and Brain Rating 5 out of 5 

What a story! This was my first Len Webster book and it will certainly not be my last. With that being said p, again I played Russian Roulette with starting in the middle of a series and won! This for sure can be read as a stand alone, but I recommend reading this before the next installment.

The first Goodbye is a story two people who have found each other when they needed someone the most. This story grabs you from word one. It’s an amazing tale of how you can always escape your past, but sometimes you must conquer it in order to gain control of your future.

Max Sheridan has been looking for love in all the wrong place, but when he came across Joe one night during his friend’s wedding he instantly knew he found exactly what he was looking for, his everything. Unfortunately for him his past has a way of come back to haunt him. Will he be able to correct the wrongs he has done in life to ensure he is able to get his happily ever after?

Joe isn’t looking for love when she begins talking to Max. She knows he is need of something, a friend. However as time goes on she begins to understand that what Max needs most in the world is her unconditional love. When she is finally able to let all her walls down and let him in, he heart is shattered. His past transgressions come to destroy any chance they have at happily ever after.

Although the book does begin to slow down for me in the middle, it is a great story of two people who are able to find themselves by being friends with the other. I love that Webster doesn’t have these two jump directly into a relationship, but ensures they both have a solid foundation as individuals before they become a couple. I personally cannot wait for the next installment to see what Webster has in store for this couple.

*** I have received this ARC in exchange for an honest review ***

 

Until next time,

 

XOXO

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