About the Book:
Title: Love, Strictly Speaking
Series: Terms of Inheritance
Author: Dana LeCheminant
Release Date: April 4th, 2022
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Wes Hawthorne has always been a man of few words. For him, everything is easier when he’s quiet. Content to speak only through his writing, he’s overjoyed when he gets picked for an internship to write the biography of one of the country’s wealthiest venture capitalists, and it’s exactly what he needs to start his future life and make his dad proud.
What he didn’t count on was another author working on the project with him. Sammy Faraday is everything Wes isn’t—spontaneous, exuberant, endlessly cheerful—and she seems to love nothing more than pushing him over the edge. Sometimes literally.
But the longer Wes works with Sammy, the more he starts to open up and find courage he’s never known. When feelings grow on both sides, the two of them make a pact to keep things professional (aka firmly in the friend zone). But with every passing day, Wes loses more of his heart and finds himself no longer chasing the safe and certain future he always thought he wanted, but something less so with the potential to be infinitely better.
All he has to do is convince Sammy that an uncharted future is better faced together. But to do that, he’ll have to find his ever-elusive voice or risk losing her at the end of the semester. No pressure.
I can’t believe how good this book was! I have been eagerly awaiting Wes’s book and it did not disappoint. First, let me just say that I have loved all of the other books in this series, so I had high expectations, but this one just blew me away! Love, Strictly Speaking is the the third book in Dana LeCheminant Terms of Inheritance series.
Wes definitely needed his own book and it was just a perfect addition to the series. I loved reading about Wes and getting to know him. He was quiet and different from his siblings, so it was interesting to read from his perspective and learn more about him. Oh my goodness there was so much hidden in Wes behind his quietness. He saw people and he had a lot to say, he just didn’t know how to say it. I just grew to love Wes as I read about him. He was struggling but he was also trying to reach out and find his voice. I don’t know what else to say, but I loved him!
Sammy was so full of life. I loved her contrast to Wes. Sammy was a generally happy and talkative person but there was more hidden to her beneath smile. I enjoyed seeing Sammy from Wes’ perspective, it was quite sweet. At first, Sammy was a lot to deal with but as I read more I grew to understand her. She was deeper than she seemed and she was observant in her own way. Sammy had to learn to let others in and not try to carry the weight of the world on her shoulders.
Oh, Sammy and Wes were so fun to read about! Their relationship was so sweet and I just loved reading about them interacting. They were able to understand each other and encourage each other. I was so invested in Sammy and Wes’s journey as they interacted with each other and those who were placed in their life.
The plot was so engaging. It was interesting to read about Sammy and Wes as they wrote a biography about one of the country’s wealthiest venture capitalists. Their journey was so much fun and it really helped you get to know the characters. There were also a lot of interesting and unique side characters which really added to the story. And of course, there were camoes which I loved.
Love, Strictly Speaking was a wonderful book and I would definitely recommend it! Everything was perfect and I can’t wait to see what LeCheminant writes next! Love, Strictly Speaking is a clean contemporary romance.
Content Warnings: mentions of anxiety, depression, infertility, and suicide
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.