Beautiful and loving husband.Three gorgeous little girls.
The only thing missing was the white picket fence. I really wanted that fence.
Three years ago, I lost that life. I lost my husband. And I lost myself. But, eventually, I found my way through the darkness. I’ve made peace with my new life. I have my girls, and that’s all that matters. They are my world. I have no illusions of ever falling in love again or getting whisked away on a white horse.
But then he came back into my life. On a freakin’ motorcycle.
There’s no way I’ll let him turn my life completely upside down. Absolutely no way.
The question is…
How long can I keep pretending that I’m happy with my life being right-side up?
Needing a break from my paranormal/urban fantasy norm go to book I found this book in my Kobo library while looking for something to read on my lunch break. Yes I am that girl in the break room with my nose in a book, while everyone is chatting it up I am trying not to spill the contents of my lunch on my lap and ereader. Shocking I know right. This book is a great little romance beach read, very similar in style to a Danielle Steel Novel. The Characters are broken and flawed but lean on each other and try to help each other through the unthinkable When Alex's husband Derek dies she relies on her best friend Harlow (I adore her, everyone needs a friend who will kick your ass and tell you what you need to hear like it or not) to help her put the pieces back to her shattered life. When she least expects it and old friend grudgingly rides back into her life just when she needs it the most. Blake walks back into her life and shakes her world to the core, and its all she can do to keep her walls built up and push him away. Alex is coping barely going through he motions and Blake through his patience and kindness helps her realize that sometimes love is worth the risk.
This book is very moving you can feel Alex's loss so poignantly her thoughts and emotions are beautifully described; She is angry, frightened and lonely using whatever is necessary to keep Blake at bay. But some things are meant to be and everyone deserves a second chance at love and who better to fall in love with than someone who knows you better than you know yourself. I love the interactions of the characters, (her kids remind me of my own) I laughed with them, cried with them and like Harlow wanted to yell at them and wring the necks a little. I was pleasantly surprised by this little jewel and can't wait to see what comes next.
I gave this book a 3.5 out of 5 star rating.