Life doesn’t always start with once upon a time.
Love doesn’t always end with happily ever after.
After spending five years with the love of my life, I did nothing to stop her from walking away. She had her reasons to leave. I had my reasons to stay. But a year later, the realization of loss hits me, and I’ll stop at nothing to fix it. I leave everything behind to drive across the country to win her back, and I refuse to accept anything other than fulfilling old promises.
But the only certainty in life is: nothing is as expected.
The most valuable lessons don’t often revolve around a fairytale ending—frequently, they come from hurt and healing. They come from the kind of personal growth love offers. The mending of your heart, your soul, and your life. And every once in a while, you find the greatest gifts in the packages you never expected to open.
Review by Lorena
One of the most emotional reads of this year!
I absolutely loved, loved this book.
There was so much emotion in this book that I think I was sad throughout the whole thing and I even shed a few tears as well.
This story really has meaning and it broke my heart to no end. I felt my heart being tugged as I was reading along this beautiful love story.
We never know what fate has in store for us and sometimes whether we like it or not, we don't like what our destiny is but we have to accept it.
Creed falls madly in love with Layne, she's a pretty girl and something about her catches Creed's attention. If he though her twin sister Drea was beautiful, well it seems like Drea has nothing on Layne, in Creed's eyes.
Creed made the biggest mistake of his life when he let's the love of his life go. He chose his career over her when she decides to move to the other side of the country for a job. Now, Creed has to decide if he made the right choice or if he should go try and get his girl back. But when he gets there he gets the biggest surprise of his life and not one he was expecting.
As their story evolves, we get to read from Creed's POV, which I loved. This is something different, we always get to read the girls POV and I love it when we actually get the male's POV instead. I want to know what's going on in their heads, their minds and what they voice.
I'm not going to give the story away, I'm just going to tell you that it's filled with a lot of emotion, sorrow and pain. Not the happy ending I was expecting, but nonetheless, there was one.
But I really, really felt something with this book and after having read it and finished a few days ago, I still can't get over it. I'm stumped and nothing has gotten my attention recently, because I keep thinking about this book.
If I could give this book more than 5 stars I can definitely tell you that it earned them!
About Leddy Harper
Leddy Harper had to use her imagination often as a child. She grew up the only girl in a house full of boys. At the age of fourteen, she decided to use that imagination and wrote her first book, and never stopped.
She often calls writing her therapy, using it as a way to deal with issues through the eyes of her characters.
She is now a mother of three girls, leaving her husband as the only man in a house full of females.
The decision to publish her first book was made as a way of showing her children to go after whatever it is they want to. Love what you do and do it well. Most importantly Leddy wanted to teach them what it means to overcome their fears.
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