This is going to be a combined review for both Loving Lawson and Saving Lawson. The reason I am combining the two is because they are both short books. I don’t really have enough to say about both of them by themselves so I figured a combined review would suffice. I am going to do my best to make it as spoiler free as possible.
I’ve read one other series by R.J. Lewis. Ignite and Burn(both reviews are posted) and I really enjoyed those books, so I figured I would try another short series by her. I enjoyed the first one more than the second. The second one, Saving Lawson, was not as interesting as the first one. It picked up during the last thirty percent and it all came together, but I was hoping for more. I feel that both books should have been combined as one.
The story starts off with Allie being kicked out of her mom’s house and her boyfriend being sent to prison. She has nowhere to go other than his brother’s place. She goes to Heath in hopes that he will let her crash there until she can get things figured out. When she lands on his doorstep he feels he has no choice but to take her in. He promised his brother that he would keep an eye on her and make sure she’s okay.
The more time that Allie and Heath spend together, the more they enjoy each others company and are more comfortable with each other. They realize they have feelings for each other. Heath is nothing like Ryker, he may be rough around the edges and also an underground fighter. But, he’s really sweet and attentive to Allie’s needs.
With Ryker in prison for drug crimes, that means the money he owed is still owing, and now men are after Heath for the money. It’s a struggle to get the money in the short time frame they had to work with and something happens that gets in their way. Allie goes to see Ryker in prison and it doesn’t end well.
The first book, Loving Lawson, ended pretty abruptly. I really liked the story line and where they were going with it, I just wish it didn’t end so fast. The second book, Saving Lawson, didn’t start out the way the first one ended. It started slower and less interesting than the first. I was tempted to mark it as “Did Not Finish” but I’m not one to usually quit a book. So, I kept to it and the last little bit it picked up and everything made much more sense.
The writing is good, it’s simple and easy to read. A lot of inner dialog, explaining thoughts and feelings. Good conclusion to the story. and I am happy with how it all came together. Even though I gave both books three stars, I still recommend this series. It’s a good storyline and there are characters in it from the Ignite series.
This is definitely a New Adult series. there is quite a bit of swearing, a lot of violence and sexual content throughout.