WHY I READ IT
That blurb just sucks you right in! I had to read this!
WHAT I RATED IT
WHAT IT’S ABOUT
Everything I ever learned about fairy-tales was a fucking lie…
Four years ago, my life was everything I wanted it to be: I had everything I wanted, everything I needed, in my best friend and newly wedded husband—Tyler.
Yet, hours after we said “I do,” I lost him.
The dreams we’d shared, the future we’d planned—all of our hopes and desires, were ripped away in mere seconds.
And now, four years later, my life still feels like a hopeless eternity.
So, I guess it’s quite fitting that the last person I want to hear from is currently standing at my front door.
He wants to tell me the truth about that night, he wants to be my new knight in shining armor, but the thing is…
He was the best man…
One morning, Everly West woke up next to her new husband and life was perfect. Then it wasn’t. Her husband Tyler, and the perfect life they had planned was ripped out from under her. Understandably, Everly was broken. A shell of the person she used to be. Everly really saw no reason to feel alive and four years later, she was STILL depressed, broken-hearted, lost and just going through the motions. That was when Luca Preston came back into town.
Luca Preston was the gorgeous best friend of Tyler West. Luca left town in the midst of Tyler’s tragic death and hasn’t been seen or heard from since. When Everly runs into Luca, which just so happy to be the very first time she ventures out of her cocoon, her emotions range from shocked to pissed to downright panicked.
“He’s the living breathing reason why my husband is dead, why I’m a widow at only twenty-six years old. The best man at our wedding who ended up being the catalyst for tragedy.”
There is so much that Everly doesn’t know, and Luca makes it his mission for Everly to know the truth, and to stop looking at him like a murderer. He can see that she hasn’t moved on after Tyler’s death and he is determined to be the person to bring the light back into her life.
“So I’m going to do whatever it takes to bring Everly back to herself and make her seem me as something other than her dead husband’s best friend.”
Luca is one heck of a guy in this book. He is patient and loving. He will do anything to make Everly see him the way he sees her. At the start, Everly fights Luca each and every step of the way. Luca works to break down those walls and eventually, Everly cannot deny the pull she feels towards Luca, but how can she move on with her dead husband’s best friend? With so many obstacles standing in their way, Luca and Everly have to fight and claw to have a normal relationship and build a life together. There are people who would do anything to bury the truth, even if it means to ruin Luca and Everly happily ever after.
I loved this book. I was immediately sucked into the story and spent the entire day sneaking in chapters. The story was fast paced and flowed beautifully. The writing was exceptional. I never once found myself skimming over a dull or slow section. The secondary characters (Morgan just might be the best girlfriend ever!) added even more depth to the story. The emotion was genuine and the dimension of the characters brought so much to the story. These were not one sided people. You struggled right alongside Everly and Luca as they tried to make the impossible possible. Set aside sometime and soak in this beautiful second chance at love.