The Lovelight Series – and why it is so endearing!

It’s almost the end of March and I just figured I had to attempt at least one somewhat creative post. While I talk about TV shows and movies aplenty on here, books sometimes take a backseat, although that was never intentional. So, why not shine a light (no pun intended) on the Lovelight series? After a friend of mine posted their fancasting of some of the characters and there just happened to be an actor I really love mentioned for one of them, I could no longer resist and had to pick them up myself – no regrets!

What is the Lovelight series about?

Set at Lovelight farms, a Christmas tree farm in a lovely small town, the series follows different characters on their journey to finding love. While the individual love stories are completed each time, you still have that interconnectedness that comes with reoccurring characters and that warm fuzzy feeling that found family tropes give me.
Most of the stories feature miscommunication (which is usually a pet peeve of mine, but done so well here), idiots in love (as in everyone can see they’re meant to be except for them) and a whole bunch of meddling townsfolk. If that doesn’t sound fun to you, I will go into some tropes for each of the novels next!

What are the tropes/themes for each book?

Lovelight Farms – Lovelight #1

  • Fake Dating
  • Best Friends to Lovers
  • All the Christmas vibes
  • Complex family dynamics
  • Loss of a parent
  • Chaotic vs. organized personality

In the Weeds – Lovelight #2

  • One night stand turned slow burn
  • Can Beckett adopt any more animals?
  • Gentle giant/fierce girlboss dynamic
  • Grand romantic gesture
  • She’s the only one that can make the noise stop
  • Protective big brother vibes

Mixed Signals – Lovelight #3

  • All the baked goods!
  • Fake dating (again!)
  • Long time crush
  • Learning that one deserves to be loved
  • Actual nice guy

Now, why are the books so endearing?

While I definitely have a favorite ranking of the books (the order they were released in) and a favorite character (Beckett from In the Weeds – 100%), all of the books left me with a warm and fuzzy feeling I mentioned earlier.

You get to know these characters and spend time with them. They accompany you through more than just the first book and you see them thrive moving forward. I would say that the Lovelight series is a low-stakes romance series, which I absolutely see as a good thing. While there’s miscommunication and misunderstandings, nothing feels blown completely out of proportion, because the characters are so well developed. Also, the third act conflict is usually resolved fairly quickly, which I appreciated SO MUCH!

While the first book was in single POV, Borison later moved to double POV to show both sides of the coin. But it’s not just about the leads of each individual novel and instead the town as a whole. You get this sense of community and almost want to pack a bag and move there to find happiness yourself. It evoked that same kind of welcoming charm that fictional towns like Stars Hollow from Gilmore Girls and the like have produced in the past.

Favorite Quotes

“It’s hard to love someone without restraint. To give yourself over to the swell and pull of it without fear of what might happen. I think it’s only natural to hold a part of yourself back and protect what you can.”

B.K. Borison, Lovelight Farms

“It’s okay if it takes you some time to find it again. And it’s okay if you find it just to lose a bit of it here and there. That’s the beauty of it, yeah? It comes and goes. Not every day is a happy one and it shouldn’t be. It’s in the trying, I think.”

B.K. Borison, In the Weeds

“I’m starting to think I made a mistake. When I taught you how to love. If you think love means having to sacrifice bits of yourself to make someone else happy. If you are afraid to ask after what you want. Maybe I did something wrong.”

B.K. Borison, In the Weeds

“Why can’t I find a single human being that I connect with? My standards are not impossible. I want someone who makes me laugh. Who cares about what I do and what I say and what I think. I want to sit on the couch with someone in blissful, perfect, comfortable silence—pizza on the coffee table and my feet tucked under their thigh. I want someone to hand me the recipe section of the local paper while they read the headlines. I want to share all of my small, silly, silent moments. I want someone to give me butterflies.”

B.K. Borison, Mixed Signals

Overall Rating

I’ve really enjoyed the series and IT IS NOT DONE YET! The next book will release early 2024, if I’m not completely off, and I might just pick it up as well.

Each book had a different spice level and pairing, but provided almost equal comfort. I can appreciate that!

To me, the series thus far deserves a 4 star rating at the least.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Have you read the Lovelight series? Do you plan to? Do you have a favorite character as well? Let’s chat!

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