When it came to her lifelong friendship to the Porter boys, Ryley Reynolds knew one thing to be true: The 3 of them would be friends forever. Friends 'till the end.
When life got in the way of their plans, one decision changed the course of all of their lives.
Five years later, friends are brought back together, secrets are unveiled, and love is found again. Has too much damage been done to erase the past?
**18+ due to language and explicit material**
Review by Lorena
This was by far a very emotional book. It was such a compelling story about three kids that had a friendship like no other since they were children. As they started growing up Riley and Liam knew that they felt more than just friendship for each other but as they became teenagers, Liam became closed off and distant due to family problems so Riley turns to Gage, Liam's older brother. The brothers seem to have shared more than just a friendship kind of love for Riley.
Riley and Liam go through some very emotional and sad times throughout their friendship. Riley knows how to hurt Liam and she couldn't have hurt him worse than what she did, she really gutted him but he accepted it and decided to stay friends with Riley either way even though it killed him.
Then Riley turns around and does something unforgivable in Liam's eyes. Liam loses someone very close in his life and then Riley gives me some news that will devastate Liam. He decides he can't deal with her and leaves to study at another state, city and as far away from her as he possibly can.
When certain circumstances brings Liam back into town, he finds out secrets that Riley withheld from him, and not by her choice. He chose to ignore her calls for a year and she realized she wasn't going to get anywhere with him so she gave up. She was living with a man who didn't pan out to be who she thought he was and ended up suffering some serious consequences at the hands of this psychopath.
Liam realizes that he still loves Riley and is determine to prove to her that he wants to be with her and he'll do it at whatever cost.
I took a liking to Liam. At times though I seriously thought he was a damn moron for putting up with Riley and letting her walk all over him. But love is blind and when you love someone with all your heart, you just don't care how you are being treated and this was the case with Liam. Riley, I give her props, she was a woman who wouldn't stop at nothing and she always got what she wanted and in the end she did get what she wanted -- they both got their HEA, which is all that matters.
We all make mistakes in life and even though Riley made some bad decisions, she always was able to convince the brothers that their bond was unbreakable regardless of what happened between them three. They had a great bond but I didn't condone many things that Riley did in this book. Although this is what made the story and I think the authors did a superb job with this story. At times I felt like I needed kleenex because some parts of the book were unbelievably sad and made me want to scream "NO"!!!
5 outstanding stars for this read!!
M. Dauphin lives in southern Illinois with her husband and two tiny boys. She spent five years in school to become a teacher, taught for three years, and now is a stay at home mom paying off student loans. She now spends her time chasing the kids around the house, wiping noses and changing diapers. She is an avid reader, writer, reviewer, and Facebooker (and she likes to make up her own words). She has a dog named after Chewbacca from Star Wars, and would watch the Walking Dead all day every day if allowed. Hop on over to her Facebook page to say hi, she loves making new friends(just ask Frost, she can't get rid of her). www.facebook.com/authormdauphin
H.Q. Frost is a mother of three and a wife to The one. Co-authoring a book is an adventure she never thought she'd take. Having a partner like M. Dauphin along for the experience made the process simple, insanely fun, and built an amazing friendship full of inappropriate jokes, language, and browbeating compliments. Want to connect? Find her on Facebook. www.facebook.com/H.Q.FrostAuthor
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