My life was perfect. I had everything I wanted, including the love of a man that intended to make all of my dreams come true. Until… “…the night my life as I knew it ended.”
In the blink of an eye, all I'd once known was ripped away. Suffering in limbo, full of fear and regret, I had only memories and dreams to comfort me, urging me to fight.
"...marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled..."
But they stole it all.
Awakened to betrayal and pain, I struggle to find a new beginning. Yet the past seeps in, pulling me under. No matter how hard I try to keep my head above water, it threatens to ruin me.
How can I really live with my hopes for the future still frozen? And if the ice thaws, will I have the courage to build new dreams?
Wow! What a mind trip! This story; this book! I was not expecting this... this... I'm at a loss for words. LOL It felt like I read two totally different books. The beginning was one way and the next part was totally different. (I can't tell you why it is so different, you'll just have to read it for yourself.) This story is so original and fresh. I loved every single second of it.
Emmy is trapped. Trapped between her past and her present. Which ever option she chooses will most definitely affect her future. Austin is her past, and boy did he burn her good. But they have so much history, starting when they were children. Once he realizes his mistakes, he will stop at nothing to get her back. Gannon is her present. He knows immediately that he wants her has his future. He also knows that she has been burned and he is so, so patient and sweet with her. Emmy is in quite the conundrum.
The story as a whole is so very good. The author really did a great job taking a new adult story and making it something out of the norm of this genre. I loved the characters. I thought they were all awesome, even screwed up Austin. Do I want him for Emmy? Not at all. He messed up, but the author made me fall in love with him, faults and all. I could feel Emmy's heartbreak, confusion, warring thoughts. Every single emotion that the characters felt, I felt. This is some really great writing. I hope that the author decides to make this into a series. There are so many characters in this book that I'm not ready to let go of.
There were times while reading this book that my heart was pounding. Some parts left me holding my breath. Others made me swoon. If you are looking for a book with humor, emotion, and angst, this is definitely the read you want to pick up.
I'm a stay at home mom to three crazy kiddos all under the age of five. I'm married to my high school sweetheart and I like to think we're living our own happily ever after. My contemporary romance's are all about the happy endings but of course there's lots of twists, turns, and a whole lot of drama added in. That's the fun part, right?
**Warning**These are NOT your mama's romance novels.