Audiobook Review: Love Takes Hold by Ivy Alexander

Love Takes Hold
Series: Helena’s Grove #3
Author: Ivy Alexander

Narrator: Jennifer Groberg
Originally Published: August 13, 2014
Published in Audio: December 9, 2022
Audiobook: 3 hours 28 minutes

Reviewed By: Jessica
Dates Read: April 18-19, 2023
Jessica’s Rating: 4 stars

Book Description:

Jennifer Berkley and Zack LaFaye have been leading busy, on-the-go lives. With work and school filling their time, their relationship ends up taking a back seat. Zack finally decides to take matters into his own hands when he asks Jen a question she doesn’t know how to answer.

When Jen once again finds herself living with her father in New York, she is struck with the realization that the scene that was once her life is no longer right for her nor is what she wants. Soon, Jen is confronted by her past and she has two choices: take what’s in front of her and move on, or leave and never look back…

Will Jen and Zack’s relationship stand the test of time?

Filled with drama, laughs, intrigue and a little country, this story will have you believing in the power of love.

Jessica’s Review:

The book’s description for Love Takes Hold sums it up well!  In the third book of the Helena’s Grove series we are back to continue Jen and Zach’s story. These books all closely follow where the previous book ended, and of course all of the characters return for each story. 

Jen and Zach end up being at a turning point in their relationship, and usually you know what that means… But what happens if things don’t go the way one expects? 

How can you not address certain things in a relationship at all until that certain moment occurs/ or afterwards? This does show that even in their mid-twenties that both Zach and Jen still have some growing up to do while playing house.  But I am sure this situation happens every day!

This is such a sweet series! We also get a definitive answer with Jen and Zach, and yes, there is realization and growth with both of them.  And we have a bit of an unexpected cliffhanger that turns this whole family upside down that will affect the rest of this series!

Many thanks to the author Ivy Alexander for sending me an audiobook copy to listen to! I’m really enjoying my return trip back to The Grove!

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