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Ultimate Love by Victoria Grant – Book Review

Ultimate Love by Victoria Grant is an excellent finish to the dramatic, romantic, and comedic Calderone Family Romance series.

When I stumbled upon Victoria Grant and her writing, I hit the jackpot. There are billions upon billions of books in rotation in this world, and I happened to find a writer who wrote romance books that brought back all of the nostalgic fun of the soap operas from my teenage years. I would rush home from school to binge my favourite soaps, all snuggled up on my couch with my dog. It was some of the best times in my life, and these books bring all of that nostalgia back. It was a match made in library heaven!

Ultimate Love is the final installment in this Canadian series, and boy does it hit the home run! Victoria really went for all or none, and it sure packs a punch!

Instead of the Calderone siblings, we have moved up the hierarchy in this family. It’s time to learn all about the love story of Boyd and Eve Calderone. They have been quite the pair, causing heartaches and headaches for the family, but they have always been the pair that brought the family back together. They’ve thrown giant holiday parties, the best birthday bashes, and keep up appearances throughout this series. And now? It’s time for them to shine.

If you thought the siblings were dramatic, these two will blow your minds! They have a whirlwind of a love story that will make you question if they will end up together by the end… And I guess you’ll have to read to find out the true ending!

Many years ago, Boyd was dating another woman (not much of a shocker, he was a heartthrob back in his youthful years). He meets Eve and their friendship blossoms. And then suddenly, it is insta-puppy love. He was there to dry her tears, hold her during the cool nights, and becomes her rock. The pair grow on one another, and they become the couple we know today. Flash forward many years, and a bombshell drops. Boyd has a son with his ex – the one he left for Eve all those many years ago. Eve is heartbroken and her life is shattered. She begins to question everything, and of course, Boyd is as stubborn as always (I would say the kids got it from him, but they got a pinch of stubbornness from both of them). Boyd’s rash decisions and Eve’s heartbreak cause a war to break out among the family… and Boyd’s long-lost son is becoming more involved than ever. Will Boyd give away part of his award-winning, extremely profitable business to the boy he never got to raise? Will Eve leave this relationship because she feels cheated and heartbroken over a man who is changing right before her eyes?

This series is such a fantastic read, in my personal opinion. It is a fast-paced series that keeps you hooked, and you don’t need to read any other book in the series to understand what’s going on. It’s great if you’ve read one through five of this series, but it’s mostly for the Easter eggs hidden throughout. You’ll be fine to grab this as a standalone or binge the whole series (kind of like I did). This book is full of flashbacks to Eve and Boyd’s youth. We see their love story bloom many years ago, which I think was nice. My only “negative” was that the flashbacks were a little TOO cheesy. I wasn’t alive during those years, so maybe all of the youths of those days talked as quirky as they did… But it felt like a very bad imitation of what those years were like. It annoyed me, but it didn’t ruin the book. And to think that’s one of the few negative things I can say about this series… It’s a small dislike. Not a dealbreaker by any means.

I cannot wait for more of Victoria Grant’s books. She writes drama and comedy like a Queen and her romance is also quite hot and heavy. If you want an R-rated book that brings on the soap opera-like genre, this is for you! It’s easy reading, and it’s almost too easy to get lost in… When you find an author who writes engaging books like Victoria, it’s a reading win for me! These characters have grown throughout the books, and that growth has been incredible to watch. Challenges, triumphs, heartbreaks, and babies… This series has it all. Bring on the filth Victoria! Give me more of these fantabulous books!

Five out of five stars.

I received this book for free from the author, Victoria Grant, in exchange of an honest review.

Want to grab this book? Check it out on:
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Check out Victoria Grant’s socials for more information:
https://www.victoriagrantromance.com/
Twitter: @VGrantRomance

Want to read more by one of my favourite Canadian authors? Check out my other reviews – they all have purchasing links!
Long-Lost Love by Victoria Grant
Designing Love by Victoria Grant
Write to Love by Victoria Grant
Stranded in Love by Victoria Grant
No Cure for Love by Victoria Grant

If you’re looking for some other romance recommendations, check out these other fabulous books:
The Serpent by Kate Robbins
A Reluctant Attraction by Rosanna Leo
Worth the Whisk by Melissa Williams

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