From the USA Today bestselling author of The Story of Us and Fisher’s Light comes a new, standalone novel—a heart-wrenching story about first loves and second chances that will make you fall in love all over again….
Five years. I would’ve stayed away longer if I hadn’t received the letter. Not a day has gone by that I haven’t thought about her, haven’t missed her smile, haven’t wished that things were different.
The last time I saw my two best friends, I vowed to not stand in the way of their happiness, even if that meant I couldn’t be a part of their lives. Cameron James and her emerald-green eyes were too much of a temptation and I couldn’t stay and watch them together. Cameron deserved better than me. She deserved him.
But now that I am back, things are different. I’m not going to stand by and watch the woman I’ve always loved slip away again. I’m done living my life with regrets and I’m ready to tell her the truth. And I’ll do whatever it takes to show her that I always wished she was mine.
I LOVE THIS BOOK.
It is one of my favorite books of the year.
I don’t really know what I expected. I guess naturally I expected a good read since the author is Tara Sivec but good doesn’t even begin to describe this book. It is on a whole different level. Everything I love about contemporary romances is inside this book. There’s a fake relationship, a second chance romance, it’s friends to lovers, it is steamy, exciting, heartbreaking, emotional, unique and thrilling. It made me cry and almost puke my heart from the emotion overload. I haven’t enjoyed a book so much in a while.
This time I’m not giving a small summary of what happens in the story because the synopsis already gives you everything you need to know before you begin reading this book. Also because this book destroyed me and I’m not able to work properly with this book hangover I’m carrying around today. I will say that it is told from two point of views, you get glimpses of the past and it is perfectly paced in my opinion.
It wasn’t hard to connect with the characters in this story. Actually, almost immediately I fell in love with every single one of them. They are not perfect, but who wants perfect anyway?
Everett, the main male character, has always felt like he wasn’t enough. He’s never been the happy-go-lucky type like his best friend. He’s more on the quiet, doesn’t-really-talk-about-his-feelings, doesn’t-smile-much side of the spectrum.
Cameron, the main female character, is a strong independent woman. She had a great childhood with great parents and great friends. For the last five years she’s been hurting and now she’s hurting even more. But that’s how it usually goes. Like some say, it’s going to get worse before it gets better and all that.
In a nutshell, it’s a good thing y’all can’t see my face right now because I have the ugliest bags/dark circles under my eyes because of this fantastic read and I wouldn’t want it any other way. I hope you believe me when I tell you it is one of my favorite books of 2017 and I cannot recommend it enough. It is one of those reads that make you wish you could reread immediately after you finish reading it or at least once a year just to refresh your memory. If you are on a reading slump, you should totally try picking up this book. You won’t be able to stop reading and you’ll have the best time.
5 / 5 flowers