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Loyally Luke
Loyally, Luke
(Skymar #3)
By Pepper Basham
Christian Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy
Paperback, Audiobook & eBook, 384 Pages
May 14, 2024 by Thomas Nelson


Sometimes love means embracing the good, the bad. . . and even the impossible.

Dear Reader -- My name is Luke Edgewood, and there are few things in life that I require. Mainly black coffee. And flannel. And lots of solitude. And my dogs, Chewy and Indie. What I don't need is romance, so I have no plans to change my thirty-year-old bachelor status anytime soon. 

But my youngest sister thinks that by accepting a short-term construction job in the small European country of Skymar, that I'm going to follow along in her footsteps and discover my own romantic adventure. Nope. Bah humbug. The End. This time, her rom-com-movie senses are totally wrong. 

Or maybe not. Because I've met a Grace Kelly lookalike who is annoying. . . until she isn't. But she is impossible. As in, nothing can happen between us because she is a literal princess. Even though that's easy to forget when we're working together to restore a castle-like orphanage in a secluded mountain town and "forced proximity" includes a small closet, a secret one-hundred-year-old journal, and the tactile memory of an off-limits royal in my arms. 

Basically, the whole situation has turned into an ooey gooey magical snow globe of romantic tropes complete with cute kids and an actual ball. Now, even my sentences are starting to sound like mush. Ugh. Send high levels of testosterone my way--I'm going to need it. 

Loyally, Luke

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My Review

LOYALLY, LUKE is a story full of sibling comradery, humor, sweet moments, and romance. It's pure delight from the first page to the last and readers won't be able to stop smiling through it all. Highly recommended! 

This book (and series) has such great characters! I loved Luke so much! He's this soft-hearted, steady, hard-working, and charming (plus a bit grouchy - or at least he tries to appear to be) guy. He also has three sisters (one a cousin adopted in) who tease him but also love him fiercely, just like he does them. He has quite a bit of responsibility on his shoulders and some heartbreak in his past, so he's a complex, well-drawn character and also easy to relate to. Ellie is much more reserved as she needs to be to try to overcome her past. I loved her too with her loyalty and love for her family and responsibilities, her vulnerability, and warm heart. She has this fun list of things she's always wanted to do with a tinge of sadness for the purpose behind it. She too is a complex character with her own challenges, who is trying to find her place in the world. Then there are Luke's sisters and all their conversations as well as Ellie's BFF and her family.

I adored getting to visit this quaint European town with its historic buildings, cozy feel and friendly people. I could not get enough of all the movie references and romance tropes and terms referenced in this book! The whole premise and Luke admitting his life has become a Hallmark movie is priceless. Then him drawing Ellie's curiosity so that she goes and checks out those movies is so much fun! There are so, so many fun moments, but also sweet ones with orphaned children and between family and friends. The romance is spot on with serious chemistry and so many laughs. I seriously could not read this fast enough but was still sad when it was over.

In the end, was it what I wished for? I honestly could not get enough of these characters and story! The setting was ideal, plot perfectly paced, loveable characters, great dialogue, and delightful romance with plenty of humor and depth. A must read for romantic comedy fans!

Content: Clean
Source: I received a complimentary copy through JustRead Publicity Tours, which did not require a positive review. All opinions are my own.

Other Books in the Series

Authentically, IzzyPositively, Penelope
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About the Author

Pepper Basham

Pepper Basham is an award-winning author who writes romance “peppered” with grace and humor. Writing both historical and contemporary novels, she loves to incorporate her native Appalachian culture and/or her unabashed adoration of the UK into her stories. She currently resides in the lovely mountains of Asheville, NC, where she is the wife of a fantastic pastor, mom of five great kids, a speech-language pathologist, and a lover of chocolate, jazz, hats, and Jesus.

Connect with Pepper by visiting pepperdbasham.com to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates.

Tour Schedule

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Tour-Wide Giveaway

Loyally Luke JustRead Giveaway

(1) winner will receive a signed copy of the book, tool pens, and $25 Amazon gift card!

(1) additional winner will receive a signed copy of the book!

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked above. Giveaway began at midnight May 15, 2024 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on May 22, 2024. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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