A second chance romance
What happens when you fall for the boy next door?
Bea Norwood had the market on normal.
Drama free life? Check.
A single-mother who doubled as her confidant and partner in crime? Check.
A neighbor and best friend she trusted more than anyone? Check.
But that was until the day her mother remarried. The day that changed everything.
When her best friend's cousin, Liam Falcon, is sent to live with his aunt and uncle to clean up his act, Bea finds herself falling for the boy next door. With their hearts so infinitely entwined, Bea turns to Liam as her only escape from her new step-brother's daily torment at home. Bea thought their love could conquer anything. But she was wrong. Love was for fools, and she was the biggest fool of them all. When Liam left Lakeport, he took her heart with him, shattering the organ to pieces.
Six years later, Liam takes a trip back to Lakeport to visit his family, and to see HER.
His first love.
The girl who holds his heart.
The same girl who shattered it six years ago without looking back.
Liam is hell-bent on seeing Bea again after six years, but what he finds tears his heart in half. Bea Norwood is a shell of the girl he fell in love with. Underneath the baggy clothes, and pale skin, he knows she's still in there somewhere, he just needs to find her.
Liam will stop at nothing to win his girl back, but sometimes, ignorance is bliss, and Liam isn't prepared for Bea's truth.
Warning: Contains themes of abuse. May cause triggers.
5 Heart Review by Lorena
I commend this author for writing such a hard book. I'm sure it wasn't easy writing about such a delicate situation like the one Bea endured for six years in this book.
I finished reading this book with snot all over my face not only from how this book made me cry but also because I was sick and even though I was so sick laying in my bed, unable to move because I was so sick, it still didn't stop me from reading this all consuming book.
I can't phantom how Bea continued on with life with what she was put through. She lived a life of hell for six long years and she became nothing but a broken shell who was so afraid, very afraid to talk or even go out of her house in fear that something was going to happen to her.
Bea struggled so much throughout this book and the things I read would make me seriously ACHE for her and I wish I could have jumped into the story and try to help her as much as I could. Even though she had a friend that kind of went through the same situation Bea did, she could only offer her advice and it took Bea a lot of courage to finally open up to her best friend that she had not spoken to for six years. She finally had the backbone to tell someone what was going on in her life and the fear she lived in.
Liam, oh my god this guy was a godsend. Even though he left and didn't see or hear from Bea for six years, he went back home to pursue his dream in becoming a professional baseball player, but he came back with the intentions of getting his girl back one way or another, if she was still available. And the things he went through as well with everything that was going on, he was just a phenomenal character who would go over and beyond for those he loved dearly and he certainly did!
This book deserves all the stars in the world because that's how good it was. If you can't handle certain triggers, then I suggest you don't give it a try because this book does not deserve anything under 5 stars.