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Selfless - Shantel Tessier

Right up front, I want to say that I re-read the whole series in one go. Not only did I want to refresh my memory, but I remembered how great the story is. While Selfless is in dual POV from Ryder's and Ashlyn's sides, we also get a bow on top of Jacent & Becca's story.

I dug that there were a couple of twists near the end, although nothing earth-shattering. If Vicki were a real person I'd track her down just to rip her hair out. For realsies. She's the worst. One of the pleasant surprises was a substantial side-story involving Mr. O'Kane. I like him very much, and was interested in the part he played as well.

Shenanigans abound, even as the story starts, because that's where we left off at the end of [b:Selfish|31498729|Selfish|Shantel Tessier|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1479359599s/31498729.jpg|52188852]. That's the first book in the trilogy, and it's the beginning of Ashlyn and Ryder's story. I'll interject here that reading the three books in order (with [b:Myself|34761487|Myself (Selfish Series Book 2)|Shantel Tessier|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1491208726s/34761487.jpg|55961044] second) is the way to go. Seeing the events from Jaycent and Becca's POV is crucial to the final chapter.

Ryder and Ashlyn have a lot to overcome. Most of it is miscommunication, but some of that isn't exactly their fault. (oooh, intrigue!) Ry is super jealous, and Ash needs to get over her insecurities. I was really frustrated by her inability to get over the money thing. The O'Kane's were super rich, and Ryder was cool with whatever she wanted to do - so... what's the sitch, amirite?

Seeing Jaycent and Becca become more of a couple, and "come out" to Ryder was really great. They had a bumpy road too, and needed resolution. Both of them got some juicy bits as well, so they weren't left out at all.

All in all, [b:Selfless|28228285|Selfless|Shantel Tessier|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1506006686s/28228285.jpg|48256812] wrapped up the series nicely, and it kept my attention from beginning to end.

I give the whole series 4.5 "Rainy Balcony" stars