I’ve loved him as long as I can remember.
The gangly boy with big brown eyes and unruly hair who grew up into an intoxicating man. He wears scruff like he invented it and ambles with a swagger that makes panties drop.
We grew up together. We played Ghost in the Graveyard. Had our own rock band. It didn’t matter that he was five years older than me. It didn’t matter that he looked at me as a kid sister even as I grew into a woman. It didn’t even matter when he left me behind to go to college and start his adult life.
He’d be back.
He was always meant to be mine.
He came back, all right. But instead of smelling of promises, he stunk of betrayal. And he destroyed me—us—the day he married my sister instead of me.
So I did the only thing a girl like me in my position could do.
I got my revenge.
I married his brother, Kael.
Now we’re one big happy fucking family.
Killian and Jillian's marriage comes out of nowhere, but Kael doesn't wait, knowing that Maverick still loves his brother. And Maverick agrees to not only date Kael, also to marriage. She's always loved Kael, but not the way she does Killian. As this story progresses, we see Maverick determined to make the marriage work, slowly learning that she loves Kael more than she thought she did. Confusing her further, Killian seems determined to get her back.
Like I said this is not a cheating book, but it is a beautiful tale of a strong woman pulled between two men who both love her dearly. This story kept me entranced and in tears. Told through flashbacks over the progression of their first year of marriage, you see the struggles of real newlyweds, multiplied by the unresolved feelings Maverick has.
This is the first book I've read by KL Kreig, but it will not be the last. This was a strong 5-star book. Be sure to have hankies ready by the end. Beautiful!