That’s all it took to change the course of our lives.
She blindsided me. Broke me. Shredded me.
And now she’s back, thinking I did the very same thing to her.
When I reach out to her, I get more than I bargained for. Much more.
There’s nothing to forgive. But I need her to forgive me.
There’s no way to go back. But I need us to move forward.
I found a way to survive.
Without him. Without us. Without the future he promised.
I never hid from him. I didn’t know I had anything to hide.
Until he threatened everything I knew to be true.
When he came back and I found out it was all a lie.
We need to accept the past.
We have to learn to trust in the future.
We must risk our hearts once more.
If we want any chance at reclaiming a love that never died . . . on that one day . . . in that one moment . . . with that one lie.
The story is told in 3 sections, 20 year old Gavin, present day Baylor and present day Gavin.
The 20 year old Gavin was not that interesting but it gave much needed insight into the mindset and depth of his feeling for Baylor. Gavin was your typical fictional college boy that in all honesty was a "man slut". One night stand after one night stand never giving his heart a chance to get in the mix. So needless to say he wants in Baylor's pants like any other girl he finds attractive but yet there is something more with her. He wants more and he is happy to take it slow with Baylor who is a not as experienced as him.
We follow the journey of Gavin falling head over heels in love with Baylor but jealousy is an ugly emotion and both Gavin and Baylor have a bad case. Karen who is Gavin's best friend from childhood is a constant in his life, much to the dismay of Baylor and Chris, Baylor's childhood friend and ex-boyfriend is also a fixture in her life that Gavin would love removed. All is well in the world of "Bavin" until the ultimate betrayal is uncovered.
Fast forward 8 years later, Baylor and Gavin meet by chance in a hotel and all the things they both thought true were lies.
Now they must find a way to move forward for a common goal and Gavin is determined to get Baylor back. However she is having trust issues but he is determined. And what Gavin wants, Gavin gets.
Gavin was likable if not a bit soft for a "man-slut" and Baylor was a bit gun shy considering her normal family background. However, together they had chemistry and made a very adorable couple.
The story was well developed and well written.
Note to reader: This book is a standalone novel. It is the first in a series that follows three sisters.
4 out of 5 stars