The Way You Are by Sylvie Stewart – A Book Review

Posted July 26, 2019 by Booksandblurbs in Contemporary, Reviews, Romance / 0 Comments

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The Way You Are

(A Caroline Connections Novel – #5)

by Sylvie Stewart
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Contemporary Romance, Stand alone within Series
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Down and Dirty

Sweet contemporary romance. Free on Kindle Unlimited.

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

“They say nice guys always finish last. I say the only place that should apply is in the bedroom—it’s just good manners, after all.” – Brett MacKinnon, nice guy and frequent resident of the friend zone

LIV: There are really only three things I need in life: sex, baseball, and winning. My hot boyfriend and season tickets take care of the first two, while I always do my best to cover the last. So developing an unexpected crush on a new friend is more than a little inconvenient. I don’t have anything but friendship to offer Brett, but with the way he looks at me, he has me wishing I did.

BRETT: I’ve been put in the friend zone so often, they’ve got a sandwich named after me. You’d think I’d be used to it by now. But when it comes to the delectable Liv, I’m determined to ditch the friend zone and show her I’m boyfriend material. Too bad the position’s already been filled by a ball-playing caveman who could flatten me with his pinky.

What will it take to show Liv that nice guys can be more than just friends, and that love is the one game truly worth winning?

Fans of Lauren Blakely and Vi Keeland will love The Way You Are!

Order now to read the much-anticipated fifth book in the addictive Carolina Connections series!

*Contains sexual content, adult language, and snort-laugh inducing humor

Thoughts on The Way You Are

A bit of a silly contemporary romance – but sweet none the less.

Liv and Brett are friends, and though they both want more than that, miscommunication and life circumstances keep getting in the way of a relationship that could be everything.


  • Sweet.
  • Liv is a smart FMC.
  • Brett isn’t your typical romantic hero, at least not the kind depicted in books. He’s only 5’8” and though tough, tends to be much smaller than his brethren. It’s rather awesome and offers something special, and real, to the narrative.


  • Transitions are lacking.
  • Plot is humdrum.
  • Epilogue lacks detail and more conclusion. Despite this being a “real” type contemporary, it’s still a fictional romance and having the ultimate HEA matters. Where is it?


First Person, Multiple POV

Ending Type



R to NC-17

Romantic Dynamic


Character Age Range

25 & 26


3.5 out of 5 Stars

A great book for those seeking a fast, HEA contemporary romance that makes you feel good… if a bit unsatisfied. Free on Kindle Unlimited.

Published December 12th, 2018

216 Pages

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Your Turn

What are you reading today? Have you read this book? How about others in Sylvie Stewart’s Carolina Connections collection? Leave a comment, I would love to talk!


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