• Courtney J. Hall

Review: Commitment by T.K. Leigh

Back in October, I read and loved Writing Mr. Wright by T.K. Leigh. Though part of a different series, Commitment could be considered a follow-up, as it explores the past, present, and possible future of Drew and Brooklyn, Molly's older brother and lifelong best friend. You can read it without having read Writing Mr. Right, though the story will make more sense if you do. However, it's definitely not a standalone. If you're the kind of person who gets upset if the story doesn't end when the book does, this one probably isn't for you.

I, however, am not that kind of reader. I'm totally fine with a book ending on a cliffhanger, and this one certainly does. It almost has a "choose-your-own-adventure" feel to it (remember those books? I loved those). It starts with a flashback to the characters' high school years before dropping us into the present day. Drew, now a single father of two little girls, and Brooklyn, newly engaged to her boyfriend of less than a year, have established an outwardly solid camaraderie despite the drama of their teen years. But internally, they both grapple with the fact they they never did get to find out what could have been.

As Brooklyn tries to plan her dream wedding despite passive-aggressive interference from her future mother-in-law, and Drew avoids any entanglements whatsoever (aside from those of the physical variety) and focuses on being a father to his girls, various situations in which proximity is unavoidable force them to face their unresolved feelings from the past. Brooklyn's once-clear vision of her future clouds, and she's faced with a choice. We don't get to find out what the choice is before the book abruptly ends, but considering there's another full-length book after this one, we can probably assume that it wasn't the easiest, least dramatic choice.

If you're a fan of second-chance romances, you'll enjoy this one.

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