Paige in Progress is the 3rd book in the Reluctant Hearts series by Brighton Walsh. Like the first two books, this book is a wonderful read. It is not necessary to read the other books in this series, but I highly recommend that you do. This book pulls in characters from the former books, and I think it's more enjoyable if you understand the characters' stories.
We have had mention of Adam in both books, but don't really, really get to know him until this book. I have enjoyed his character in this series. He was genuine, supportive, and always there to give solid advice to his two best friends, Cade and Jason. In this book, I absolutely fell in love with him. He has never been a playboy, choosing instead to stick to relationships and find "The One". He always knew he wanted to get married; it was always the end goal going into relationships. However, his alpha side, that he wasn't aware of, come out in this book. Holy smokes! You don't want to miss alpha Adam!
Paige is introduced in book 2, Tessa Ever After. She is Tessa's best friend. She is sarcastic, witty, stubborn, independent, and cusses like a sailor. She is awesome and fun. Paige is definitely a character that I would love to be friends with. She is the total opposite of who Adam usually goes for, and the same is true for her. Paige's one downfall is that she doesn't do relationships. She doesn't allow herself to be in a "relationship" with a guy. This is really the only thing that made me annoyed with her. Adam is only home for the summer, helping his parents get their sporting goods store back on solid ground. During that time, he and Paige have a fling of sorts. It consists of many not dates and a lot of sexual chemistry. I really enjoyed their story.
What I really enjoy in this series is the growth of the characters. They all have issues as they try to find their places in the world. They reluctantly learn to open up their hearts regardless of their pasts. It doesn't hurt that there is plenty of heat infused into the stories. Add in fun dialogue and relatable characters and you have awesome stories that, I for one, will be visiting again and again.