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Poor Nash was so screwed over when Henry came back from the dead and resumed married life with Sam. The first two stories in the series were good, but they hurt my heart when it came to Nash. I was so glad for him to be the focus of this story, so he too could find love and happiness.
The majority of this book is nowhere near true to life, and that's okay. I'm not always a fan of the amnesia trope, but I liked how it was used here, to help Nash and Miles/Emmitt to reset their attitudes toward love. I laughed and cringed at different moments, but mostly I fell in love along with these sweet, wonderful men.
I didn't love the narrator's portrayal of Nash for some reason, it was just okay, but I did really like the way the other characters, Emmitt and Oliver in particular, came across. Overall, I found this to be a very enjoyable book, and I would recommend it to others.
To Love and to Cherish is Book 3 in Addison Albright's Vows series and could be listened as a standalone, though I think knowing the backstory would make it more enjoyable.
After everything Nash went through in the first book of this series I was really happy that he got this book. I loved both Nash and Emmitt, and Emmitt's grandfather's characters. I was not a fan of Nash in the first book. I understood where he came from and didn't have a lot of empathy for him, just because I loved Henry and Sam so much. But Nash was the innocent bystander caught up in their story. In this we get to meet the cynical Nash who is done with it all, only a case of amnesia (in a 'you have to read it to believe it' accident), lets us see Nash without all the hurt he's suffered through. The amnesia also gave Nash the chance to move on from Sam and to find love when all his shields are down.
This story is told completely from Nash's POV, so I didn't feel like I ever got to know Emmitt as well. It took until Nash got his memories back before we understood his motive in moving Nash in and proposing to him. I would have loved his POV and to know what he had been thinking. I loved Emmitt's relationship and love for his grandfather. His grandfather was a terrific, fun character in this story and really brought lightheartedness and laughter.
This book is narrated by David Gilmore who also narrated the first two books in the series. Oddly enough, I really enjoyed his narration in the first two books, but not in this one. I don't know why it was different in this book than the previous ones, but it was. The narrator has an easy pace and brings the emotions out of the story. In previous books, I thought he did a great job of giving characters individual voices but not this time. It felt very limited, with several characters sounding the same. And, something I noticed was the audio loudness fluctuating at the start of a chapter. It would be really quiet to start, even though I made no changes when this happened.
Whether you chose to listen or read this story, I strongly recommend it in whatever medium you enjoy. I love the whole series and would recommend starting at the beginning with Henry and Sam.
Overall: 4.5 stars
Performance: 4 stars
Story: 5 stars