I Kind of Loved It!
The conclusion of the Selfish Series is everything I could have asked for and more! Ashlyn and Ryder’s story began in book 1 (Selfish) and we got Becca and Jaycent’s story in book 2 (Myself) and now we finally get the conclusion of Ashlyn and Ryder’s story in Selfless, and oh my goodness, was it a crazy ride that Shantel Tessier took us on!
With a huge misunderstanding between Ashlyn and Ryder, and Ryder refusing to listen to anyone, I knew it was going to be hard to get these two back together, but when Ryder finally sees how wrong he was, I loved how he pursued Ashlyn to get her back. We got to see part of this in Myself, but seeing it from his and Ashlyn’s point of view.. WOW, I couldn’t stop laughing. As much as these two care for one another, I understood Ashlyn’s hesitancy in going back to Ryder. He hurt her and she didn’t want to put her heart back on the line for someone that could truly break her again. Watching these two with their cat and mouse game was hilarious and angsty all at the same time.
With these two finally figuring things out, you’d think everything would be wonderful, but there’s still drama for them as well as Becca and Jaycent. Becca and Ryder’s mother is still as crazy as ever, Bradley, Ashlyn’s ex best friend, won’t go away, and Vicki, Ryder’s crazy stalker lady, is still in the picture. Everything seems to stand in the way of all of them getting their true happily ever after and so many curve balls are thrown at all of them. Even though this book was told only in Ryder and Ashlyn’s point of view, I adored that we also got to see how things were going for Becca and Jaycent as well, especially since their relationship is now out in the open.
So much happens in this book that really can’t be talked about in the review, especially for readers who haven’t read the series, or without giving any spoilers away, but I will say.. If you are a lover of angsty romance this series is a must read! Ryder and Ashlyn’s love story ended in a truly perfect manner, the only thing I could have wished for was that we would have had a longer ending. I felt as if everything towards the end was a bit too rushed. I would have liked the last few chapters to have been longer, instead of glimpses into what happened. I really hope one day Shantel Tessier will give us a novella with these four amazing characters so we can catch up on them, as I truly wasn’t ready to say goodbye to characters yet, but series is a definite must read!