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Review – The Third Best Thing by Maya Hughes

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The Third Best Thing; Fulton U #3
(A standalone within a series)

by: Maya Hughes

Review Rating:




The newest addition to the Fulton U series is AMAZING!!! Filled with every emotion that came leaking out of my eyes numerous times, this book contains it all. Maya Hughes really out did herself with The Third Best Thing.

Berk Vaughn is not only a book boyfriend that I want to steal, lock away, and never let anyone else have, but he is a football player with vulnerability, sassy charm, and always gives of himself 110%. His upbringing in a foster system could have shaped him into a man that would have made him cold and callus, but instead he views the world precious and holds onto what he has today knowing that he may not have it for very long. This vulnerable side of Berk is a complete tear jerker and was a wonderful way to read a normally big, gruff football player.

Jules or Julia as her family refers to her, comes from old money, but once her father passed away her home has been anything but loving. Jules doesn’t live up to her mother’s expectations and constant criticisms and when you add on that the one boyfriend Jules had left her for her sister Jules’ self esteem is pretty low. However, her one shining light lives across the street and his name is Berk. Their relationship began through letters and he didn’t even know it was her penning them, but then they actually became friends and things become complicated, but in a good way, that is until those self esteem doubts creep back in. It’s hard to let them go when you’ve been told your entire life you aren’t good enough.

Berk and Jules are so very similar and yet also very different. I love how Maya was able to heighten their worlds, bring me in, really tug at my heartstrings, make my eyes leak like crazy, and ride that crazy emotional train page after page. I won’t give it away for her fans, but there is a fabulous treat for those who read her books that you are going to love!!!

I’d give this book ten stars!!


Dear Letter Girl, I need to see you. When can we meet?

Her response never came. My secret pen pal with a dirty mind has ghosted me. I’ve roped Jules, my sweet as pie next door neighbor, to help me track her down.

There’s only one problem–I’m falling for her. The tortoise shell glasses, out of this world curves and delicious treats are making the search for The Letter Girl even harder.

My notes were supposed to be a one time thing. A little too much wine and naughty thoughts on a winter’s night. I never thought Berk would write back. I wanted to tell him it was me, but the fear of rejection kept my lips sealed.

Now he’s enlisted my help to track down The Letter Girl and our search has him hot on my, ahem, her trail.

She’s the girl next door.

He’s my secret pen pal.

Truth is on a collision course with their hearts and it’s only a matter of time before one of them gets wrecked…

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