“What?” I stared back at him, unblinking.
He moved closer, taking my face in his hands. “I love you, Evie. I look into the future, and the only thing I see clearly is you. Marry me.”
What’s an eighteen-year-old girl who was madly in love with her nineteen-year-old boyfriend say?
Of course, I said yes.
Twenty-four hours later, I married Adam Gunner at a Vegas chapel to the sounds of “Livin’ on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi. Not the best omen. I get that now.
Then, exactly one week later, I left him. I walked out, leaving behind my wedding ring, annulment papers, and my heart, and he never knew why.
I haven’t seen him since. Not in ten long years.
Now, he’s here, standing before me. Looking at me with nothing but hurt and hatred in his eyes, he wants answers.
Answers I can’t give
When we meet Adam and Evie, they are young and they quickly fall in love. Then life happens, painful decisions must be made and they are torn apart.
Adam never gets over Evie and she never gets over him. They meet by chance 10 years after Evie leaves him without an explanations. Needless to say he is not overjoyed to see her and wants answers. She however, is not in the position to give them to him. He is not very nice to her and that was both understandable and unacceptable.
This story was heart wrenching and full of angst. You toggle back forth between the past and the future. You also have a dual POV. All the changing of POV and flashbacks may sound like it could get confusing but the story moved flawlessly.
I loved the emotions that were portrayed by both Evie and Adam. Max the faithful Best Friend of Adam is a wonderful addition to the story and I would have loved to see more of him. Both Evie and Adam are injured parties and neither one of them can see past their own pain to see what each other is feeling. When they finally do, it is beautiful even if it feels a bit rushed.
A great story even if I did figure out the end about halfway through. I read it in a day and did not put it down until I finished it.
4.5 Angsty and beautiful Stars