“Sometimes love happens when you least expect it.” That was what my husband’s mistress told me the day I found out about their affair.
I didn’t believe it until five minutes later when mouth-watering celebrity chef Tanner Reese walked up, tossed his arm around my shoulders, and told my cheating husband to take a hike.
Tanner and I couldn’t have been more different. He spent his weekends at clubs, rubbing elbows with fellow A-listers. I spent mine in yoga pants with cheese boards and a glass of wine—or six.
Our relationship shouldn’t have worked, but it did. That is until Tanner proved to me that even though love happens when you least expect it...
So does heartbreak.
4 Star Review by Ashley
YES! Thank you Aly Martinez. Let me just tell you Tanner and Rita are everything. I didn't remember how much I wanted this book until I started reading it (Rita and Tanner appear in the periphery of The Darkest Sunrise Duet- which you don't have to read to enjoy this). Across the Horizon was a non-stop joyride from the start- even when the opening made my chest hurt.
For as much as I liked Tanner and his laid-back yet somehow in your face personality, it was Rita who stole the show. She was fearless even as her world was imploding around her. From their first meeting there was no denying the attraction but Rita had a few things to work through and out first. Tanner's patience surprised himself as much as it did me. And it made it impossible not to root for him. But when they finally gave into the attraction that had been simmering all along, it was delightfully dirty. Tanner and that mouth- whewwee!
That being said, it was Rita taking a long, hard look at her heart that was the biggest change. She learned who she was. What she liked. What she didn't. What she wanted to do. What she would and wouldn't stand for in a relationship. And that a-ha moment had me saying "YES! FINALLY!!".
From family and hammocks to forgiveness and peas (yes peas), Across the Horizon was a true delight to read. There was humor and steam and just enough drama to keep things from being too easy. Tanner and Rita's journey proves that when it's right it's right. Two weeks, seven months or fifteen years, time doesn't matter. The love does. And those two had it in spades.
About the Author
Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her husband and four young children.
Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and baked feta. It should be known, however, that she hates pizza and ice cream, almost as much as writing her bio in the third person.
She passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a super-sized tumbler of wine by her side.
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