Review: ‘Friday’ by EL Todd – Axel tries to live a life without Marie


Format: e-book, paperback
Format read: e-book arc from the author
Series: book 4 of the Timeless series
Rating: 18+ sexual content, language
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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In the next book of the series, Axel tries to live his life without Marie but he quickly sees that while it might he thinks is best for her, it might be the worst thing for both of them.

Much like the first couple, Axel and Marie suffer a break up because of the man’s insecurities and then that aha moment goes off and he tries to win her back. Unlike the first couple though, it only happens once. And unlike the first couple, while it may be frustrating to see Axel keep denying his love for Marie, I can understand it. They quickly became my favorite couple of the series because with them, I wasn’t just rereading the same things over and over again.

Axel got a lot of baggage that he is carrying and I love that Marie is the one that makes him face what happened in his past. It’s obvious that what happened with his Dad is going to cause problems with Marie. You would have to be blind to not see that. What I like the most, and something that EL Todd does an amazing job in, is how his father’s decisions molded the people that Axel and Frankie became.

Marie has her own things that she needs to work through. I like that she doesn’t just give into Axel and his problems that she makes him face what his problems are and that he is not the man that he is better than the man that he thinks that he is. My favorite scenes with her though are the ones where she protects Frankie’s honor and snaps at Hawke for what he’s doing to her. As we know, he doesn’t exactly leave her life but Marie hates that he thinks that he can just essentially stalk her but not be with her and make her happy. It’s a fair point and I know that we all wish we could have a friend that would defend our backs like her.

While I did like Marie and Axel as a couple better, I felt it was a little repetitive to how the first couple went. I would have liked to have seen more of a difference between the two sets because it felt like it was just too much the same. I hope that with the next couple there is more differences.

Rating: B

About the Author:

Bestselling author, E. L. Todd, was raised in sunny California where she still lives today, claiming it’s the best place in the country. Easily hypothermic and hateful of the cold, she prefers to be warm all year round. She attended California State University, Stanislaus and received her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, but still pursued her dream to be a writer. She’s written several novels and many series’, and her imagination can’t seem to stop. She tries to find the good in people and she exploits that in her writing, proving that people can make mistakes and rise above their past. Her hobbies include sunbathing, swimming, eating at Surf Taco in San Diego, reading, and learning everything she can about hippopotamuses’, her favorite creature. Her greatest dream is to make people forget about the harshness of reality and dive into a good story with lovable people. When fans tell her they love her work, it gives her the greatest sense of accomplishment.

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