Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Stanton Completely ~ T.L. Swan #RAREParis

Posted 27 February, 2019 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 10 Comments


Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Stanton Completely ~ T.L. Swan #RAREParisStanton Completely by T.L. Swan
Series: Stanton #3
Published by Selfpublished on September 16, 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 530
Format: eBook
Source: Kindle Purchase
4 Stars

The final piece of the Stanton Puzzle

Joshua and Natasha are finally as one, so in love like never before.

But how dark are the secrets and how deep are the lies?

And when all is said and done, are their lives and love completely safe?

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Wow! What a way to wrap up Natasha and Josh’s story! Stanton Completely made me so happy because I got the emotional growth from them both and the suspense element had me biting my nails. I have to admit to wanting more from these characters.

I agree, Brandee. We finally got some growth. And it almost came too late!

Yes, it was quite an ending. I loved them!

 

You remember how I mentioned Natasha’s being a psychologist benefited her in this relationship? I appreciated how she was able to put some pieces together to get a more complete puzzle where Josh was concerned. She even accepted her part in causing the issue. Woohoo for some emotional growth! How did y’all feel about this?

I was happy she finally took a good, hard look on her own actions and reactions. She had acted like Josh was the only one who did something wrong in the previous books, and that was just not true. She never really gave him a reason to trust her completely. Every time things got difficult, she ran! So yeah, it was about time she did the more mature thing.

Yes, it was about time she used her background. I’m glad she was able to accept her part in their issues. She definitely showed some growth.

 

After having finished Stanton Completely, I couldn’t help but feel Stanton Unconditional was one of those “bridge” books. I know things happened that needed to in order to further the plot and set up things, but still… Gah! Anyway, how did the two compare once y’all had finished it?

Yeah, the second book was definitely a bridge book. I’m not sure it was needed, though. There could have been more character growth in the second book, and still enough for the third one. I think I gave the 2nd book only 1.5 stars…I really didn’t enjoy myself with that one.

I agree that book #2 felt like a bridge book that was FULL OF DRAMA!! Despite #2 being a bridge, book 3 was full of progression and had a very nail-biting, suspenseful plot.

 

What did y’all think of the whole suspense setup? I didn’t see it coming, honestly. And then, as things progressed, I got worried about how things would turn out. Some things were predictable and there were even a few inconsistencies, but overall, I thought this element was well-done. I hadn’t guessed who-dunnit AND found myself wishing Swan had added more this this to the story. What did y’all think?

Oh my goodness! The suspense was so well done! On both counts. I really didn’t know what would happen – and that was well done. I think that was actually what I enjoyed the mot. Because I thought it was someone else, but I wasn’t exactly surprised when we found out who it was. I really enjoyed the way Natasha acted during her ordeal too. Finally, she took some real initiative and tried to take care of herself.

The suspense was great. I didn’t guess who-dunnit but I feel that it was just the right amount of progression. I feel if Swan had done more with the suspense element, it would have been too easy to figure out who the villain was.

 

I think the two things I enjoyed most in this installment were the emotional maturity show by both Natasha and Josh as well as getting to see the secondary cast even more. The growth of both Natasha and Josh is something I’ve been hoping for. It was unfortunate they had to go through all they did but I felt they’d be stronger for it. Spending time with Adrian, Cameron, Ben, and Nicholas added to my pleasure in this book. I really do want to read their books. What did y’all like, or dislike, most in Stanton Completely? And Denise, I know you’ve already read the companion books…worth it?

I enjoyed this the most, too. But because the second book kind of killed it for me, I don’t think I’m going to read the companion books. The growth Josh and Natasha went through was important, but it’s kind of sad that they had to be taken to extreme situations to actually take a long hard look at themselves like that.

The only negative thing I can say is that I could have used a little less immature drama from Natasha. And yes, I think the companion books are really worth it. πŸ˜‰

 

Although it took me a year πŸ˜‰ (not really, only 20 days) I enjoyed them overall. And I look forward to meeting Swan in Paris! πŸ˜€

I just wanted to add one more thing. And that’s about the sex… I got SO fed up reading about the one, two, three pumps and the neck cracking I actually started to skip some lines. :O

I definitely cannot wait to meet Swan in Paris and if all of the authors we’re trying to read before Paris are anything like Swan, I’m in big trouble!! πŸ˜‰

 

As you can see, there are some things we disagree on with the Stanton series. But I think overall, it was worth reading.

 

Β Β Denise

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10 responses to “Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Stanton Completely ~ T.L. Swan #RAREParis

  1. Great duo review darlings. I love seeing emotional growth in my characters so I am happy to see that this couple had that in this story. Sounds like a satisfying read.

  2. Love these kind of reviews. 😊 This sounds like it was a good wrap up despite the few road bumps. I will admit, I don’t like it when the sexy scenes are predictable either, which is what it sounds like started happening. Character growth is always a must for me in books as well so I am glad that happened for you in this book. Drama is never a fun thing in books, but I am glad it was something you all got through and were able to finish on a somewhat high note. Fantastic review.

    • Thanks! We really enjoy doing these reviews…as close as we can get to discussing books over coffee. πŸ˜‰ Yes, in the end, the character growth and the well-drawn characters (even secondary) made this series worth the read. πŸ™‚

  3. Sounds like it was a great ending to the series and that’s great it had some growth. Too bad that looking back book 2 is a bit of a bridge book. The suspense element sounds well done. I enjoy hearing your different point of views and seeing what you agree and disagree on. Great review, it was fun to read!

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