Release Day Review: This Could Be Us by Kennedy Ryan


Series: Skyland #2

Soledad Barnes has her life all planned out. Because, of course, she does. She plans everything. She designs everything. She fixes everything. She’s a domestic goddess who's never met a party she couldn't host or a charge she couldn't lead. The one with all the answers and the perfect vinaigrette for that summer salad. But none of her varied talents can save her when catastrophe strikes, and the life she built with the man who was supposed to be her forever, goes poof in a cloud of betrayal and disillusion.

But there is no time to pout or sulk, or even grieve the life she lost. She's too busy keeping a roof over her daughters' heads and food on the table. And in the process of saving them all, Soledad rediscovers herself. From the ashes of a life burned to the ground, something bold and new can rise.

But then an unlikely man enters the picture—the forbidden one, the one she shouldn't want but can't seem to resist. She's lost it all before and refuses to repeat her mistakes. Can she trust him? Can she trust herself? 

After all she's lost . . .and found . . .can she be brave enough to make room for what could be?

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**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**

Kennedy Ryan's This Could Be Us paints a picture of life after it's been turned upside down. Soledad Barnes, a queen of planning and keeping it all together, finds herself picking up the pieces when her life shatters due to betrayal. But there's no time for sulking; she's busy being a superhero mom to her daughters.

What's refreshing about this read is the lack of unnecessary drama. Sol and Judah, the forbidden love interest, are mature characters who make sensible choices. Their slow-burn romance is heartwarming, but readers might wish there were more moments of them just dating and getting to know each other.

"Even dressed down and with a small streak of dirt on her cheek, Soledad is a feast. I’m always starved around this woman. Always want to consume her through every sense."

Speaking of characters, Soledad shines with her unwavering strength, and Judah scores major points for his patience and determination. And let's not forget the kids! They add an extra layer to the story, showing the characters in a whole new light. The side characters—Sol's best friends, sisters and the kids—are amazing, adding depth and bringing an extra layer to the story. It's great to see their roles intertwining with Soledad's journey. Plus, knowing that Hendrix's story is next has me eagerly waiting to dive into it.

While some might crave a deeper dive into the romance, This Could Be Us is a mature, feel-good read. It's all about resilience, love, and finding new beginnings after life throws you a curveball. If you're into stories with relatable characters making sensible decisions (with a side of swoon-worthy romance), this one's for you!

Meet Kennedy

A RITA® and Audie® Award winner, USA Today bestselling author Kennedy Ryan writes for women from all walks of life, empowering them and placing them firmly at the center of each story and in charge of their own destinies. Her heroes respect, cherish, and lose their minds for the women who capture their hearts. Kennedy and her writings have been featured in Chicken Soup for the Soul, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, TIME, O magazine, and many others. She is a wife to her lifetime lover and mother to an extraordinary son.


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