ARC REVIEW - Planning An Addition (Love Under Construction #4) by Deanndra Hall


Book Title - Planning An Addition (Love Under Construction #4)
Author - Deanndra Hall
Publisher - Celtic Muse Publishing, LLC

There are moments in every life when we make a choice that defines who we really are. Peyton Stokes is about to step into that moment.

Peyton Stokes is pretty sure no woman will ever want him. When he strapped that prosthesis on his lower left leg, he took on the belief that he was off the market for a meaningful relationship forever. That self-imposed label of "cripple" has followed him and dogged him. On a whim, he decides to ask Molly Walters - mature, smart, and beautiful - to go out with him, only to be shocked when she asks him out first. One chance is all he needs to prove to her that he can get the job done, and he wants to take that chance.

Problem is, his best friend, José Flores, unknowingly decides that Molly looks like a pretty good prospect too. Even though she's having fun with Peyton, Molly can't help but be drawn to the dark hair, dark eyed ex-cage fighter turned security specialist. The fact that he's almost two decades younger than her doesn't hurt her self-esteem either. While Peyton soothes everything in Molly's soul, José's brand of balls-to-the-wall, red-hot fun turns up the heat to scorching every time he touches her. She knows she eventually has to tell them about each other and make some kind decision, and Molly makes one.

She wants them both.

That revelation brings about a turn of events no one could've anticipated. When things fall apart, Molly tries to pick up the pieces, but that's hard when someone you love has disappeared. It'll take everyone who loves him to find him, with or without the help of the one man he loves the most. And that one man has to decide: Are his labels worth losing not one, but two people he loves? He's got to decide quickly. Otherwise, it may be too late - eternally.

Revisit the world of the Walters family in this concluding novel of the Love Under Construction series. You'll find out who lives, who dies, and who expands their world - and their family. And in Renovating a Heart, Book 3, we were left with the question of Nikki Walters' health. That question lives large in Planning an Addition as Tony Walters is left to face the looming prospect that he may have to live out the rest of his life without the only woman who ever really loved him. He's not entirely sure he can do that, but all hope has been exhausted and time is running out. Someone in the family holds the key, but Tony will have to be willing to let her step in. And that will take a giant leap of the faith he's pretty sure he's exhausted.

Funny how everything changes when it's a matter of life or death.

NOTE: This book contains graphic sexual content unsuitable for those under the age of 18. Reader discretion is advised.



Deanndra Hall is a working writer living in far western Kentucky. A free spirit and chronic jokester, she and her partner of over 30 years enjoy visiting their two adult children and their partners and playing with their three crazy little dogs. When she's not writing, Deanndra can be found kayaking, working out at the gym, cooking something healthy, or reading. After writing for business, industry, academia, and non-profits for years and having her work credited to others, she jumped into the fiction realm, particularly erotic fiction and erotica, and had so much fun she never looked back. Look for her on Twitter and Facebook and on her website and blog.



I loved this book! The epic conclusion to the Love Under Construction series does not disappoint! As much as I did not want this series to end, Deanndra Hall has out done herself in this one. There are so many story lines to be tied up and this was done beautifully in this book. The focus on Molly, Peyton, and Jose is incredible. Their joy is only tempered by the sadness surrounding Nikki's decline with her cancer. Every emotion possible went through me, and I am glad I had a fresh box of Kleenex. The Walters family has become almost real to me, the writing is so good, they feel like they are a part of your own. The characters are so richly described, so perfectly human, with strengths and weaknesses, it is utterly amazing. This is a series that I will read over and over, I just cannot get enough of them!

Nikki is going through Chemo for her liver cancer, and everything that can happen does. She is so ill that she even scares the grandchildren and Tony is having to face the realization that he is going to lose her. Molly is ready to move forward and date again now that she is divorced from Freddie. Peyton has been watching Nikki get sicker and he realizes that he wants a love like Tony and Nikki's. He is afraid that a woman would not want him because of his missing leg. Before he can ask, Molly invites him to have dinner with her. Despite his being younger than Molly, he is so excited because he thinks she is just so beautiful. Her warmth and caring allow him to regain his self esteem, and things are moving forward. Jose is at his wits end because his sister is mistreating their younger brother and sisters. He needs to get them away from her, but he doesn't know how. On top of that, he is attracted to Molly, despite their 17 year age difference. Boldly, he asks her out. To his amazement, she says yes. They are sizzling together, and Molly is torn. What can possibly happen when they find out about each other? She does not want to give up either of them. Things take a tragic turn, and secrets from Jose's past threaten everything. Peyton's fear leads this story to incredible places. Can the friends and family come together to save one of their own? Will Jose's situation end up touching far more lives than one could ever believe? Will the secrets that are revealed help or hurt?

So much happens in this book that it is impossible to mention everything. This is what I love about these books, it's like a season of your favorite TV series in each one. And this book tops them all! There are so many lessons to learn about strength, love, acceptance, grief, and life, that you will come away with a positive understanding of the human condition. And a realization that deep down, love is love. Everyone just wants to be cared for and treasured. That there is no right or wrong way to life. Each of us needs to seek their own truth, and that life is fragile, do not waste a single minute of it. This book blew me away and I cannot wait to see what this incredible author comes up with next! Grab a copy and settle in for an awesome conclusion to this amazing series!


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