Title: To Portland, With Love
Author: Cassia Leo
Series: The Story of Us, #3.5
Publication Date: April 16, 2017
To Portland, With Love is a short story from the bestselling Story of Us series.
Rory and Houston are living a seemingly perfect life in their picturesque house on the lake, but all is not as rosy as it seems. Rory’s discontent with the new yuppie lifestyle she feels she’s supposed to adopt is bleeding into all aspects of their marriage, and Houston is not at all pleased. Will the stress of Rory’s first book signing bring them to the brink?
Rory and Houston are back in To Portland, With Love! This sexy little short for The Story of Us Series brought back all the feels of this couple’s tumultuous journey. I absolutely adored seeing Rory and Houston settled into their happily ever after. The heat between these two still sizzled off the pages and Cassia Leo once again managed to make me blush with Houston’s deliciously filthy mouth. Scorching encounters aside, life isn’t all sunshine and roses for Rory and Houston. Cassia Leo doesn’t shy away from the stresses of juggling a marriage, two children, and burgeoning careers. The ensuing bickering and misunderstandings, while certainly frustrating, made this couple feel incredibly genuine and further confirmed the depth of their devotion to one another with their willingness to fight for their relationship each and every day.
“Thank you for writing this story and thank you for setting it in Portland. I… felt like I was reading a book about me. No one ever writes books about people like me.”
In addition to seeing the life that Rory and Houston have built together, we get a glimpse into Rory’s writing career as she prepares for her first book signing. Her success, after everything she’d been through, and the subject of her novel, proved to be deeply satisfying for fans of The Story of Us Series. My heart swelled with pride for Rory. Mindy and Mike were a little bit of a surprise and I needed a little more on the relationship Rory and Houston had with their neighbors, especially since they ended up being a point of discomfort for Rory. While To Portland, With Love lacked the emotional intensity I’ve come to love from Cassia Leo, it definitely had its moments of honesty that made my heart ache and flutter. If anything I found myself missing this couple and wishing this story had a few more pages. Fans of Cassia Leo’s unforgettable series will undoubtedly enjoy another dose of Rory, Houston, and a few other familiar faces. To Portland, With Love is a sexy and sweet treat that will have you ready for a reunion with Rory and Houston.
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Don’t miss the rest of The Story of Us series:
The Way We Fall (The Story of Us, #1)
The Way We Break (The Story of Us, #2)
The Way We Rise (The Story of Us, #3)