Overall Grade: 4.5 ⭐️
I dare you. I dare you to read Andi Burns’s Uninhibited and NOT fall in love with Whit, her hero. I’ve been beta-reading for Andi Burns for the past two Bainbridge University series books, and I loved Ty and Knox. However, Whit stole my heart. His heroine, Lucy, calls him a “golden retriever,” insinuating that he’s “happy go lucky” without a care in the world beyond partying and hooking up with girls. However, it’s clear from the start that Caleb Whitman is simply someone who loves the people he loves HARD. Thankfully, for her, Lucy is one of those people. Uninhibited shows their complication, though. For one, these two are opposites. Lucy is buttoned-up, organized, and ambitious. She and her father set her plan when she was younger, and she works that plan almost to her detriment. In contrast, Whit is disorganized (due to his mental health issues), passionate about life, and not sure about his future. It seems as though these two couldn’t possibly be a match, but throughout the course of Uninhibited, it’s clear that they are suited to each other.
When their parents meet and fall in love, it complicates a potential future, but the longer these two spend time together, it’s clear that they are fated. Through their parents’ marriage, a road trip, Lucy’s constant skepticism, and a potential scandal, Andi Burns puts her couple through the paces and crafts a story that shows the endearing love of a hero to his heroine. Again, I dare you to read and leave Uninhibited, saying that Whit was just “meh.” He is the type of hero who underestimates his power to love people through the difficulties of life. From its early draft to its current release, Andi Burns’s newest book is a story that makes you believe in love.
In love and romance,