He was the one.
From the first moment I saw him, I knew.
I had never been more certain of anything in my sixteen years on this earth.
But Alec didn’t notice me. At least not in the way that I wanted him to.
He noticed my best friend instead.
I stood by and watched their relationship blossom.
An outsider looking in, wishing things were different.
Torn between my loyalty to my best friend and the boy who had unknowingly stolen my heart.
Weighted by feelings I could never express out loud, I wrote them all down.
Every thought. Every feeling.
I poured them all into a letter.
A letter he was never meant to read.
Only that’s exactly what he did.
He read it.
Every single word.
But by then it was too late.
Even if he was no longer dating my best friend.
Even if I was more in love with him than ever.
He was leaving.
I was leaving.
And there was nothing either of us could do to change it.
Alec Murray was my almost fairytale.
The happy ending I swore I’d never get.
But our story is far from over…
4.5 Heart Review by Lorena
It's been a while since I picked up a book by this author but this one totally caught my eye with the cover, the title and the synopsis. I just could not say no to read this book.
I loved the dynamic of it all. It gutted me to see that Hope had to witness her best friend fall in love with the boy that she crushed on. As time passed Hope saw herself falling more and more in love with Alec because he wasn't just cute, gentle, nice and sexy but he had a way with both Hope and Lulu. For some reason though it seemed like Lulu caught his eye first and all hopes fell for Hope. But she was content and happy to be his friend and she managed to snag the "best friend" title as well.
I sat in my chair just wondering how a girl like Hope could let her best friend always jump first and Hope would allow it. For everything that Hope wanted or would manage to succeed in getting, Lulu always managed to one-up her and Hope would just stand back and let her. I get it, Hope was all about making everyone else happy before making herself happy but come on. There has to be a point where you need to stand your ground and say enough is enough.
So many obstacles got in the way of Hope and Alec making it work between them. But Alec wasn't one to give up and he worked so hard to make it happen one way or another. It may have taken them longer than they wished but the ending did give me some butterflies in my tummy because Hope and Alec were the cutest thing ever together.
Like another reader stated in her review, I did wish there was more of Alec and Hope in the book, but overall I did love this book and I found myself glued to each page until I finished it in one sitting.
Melissa Toppen, good job on this one. What a way to break a girls heart though!
About the Author
Melissa Toppen is a USA Today Bestselling Author who specializes in New Adult and Contemporary Romance. She is a lover of books and enjoys nothing more than losing herself in a good novel. She has a soft spot for Romance and focuses her writing in that direction; writing what she loves to read.
Melissa resides in Cincinnati Ohio with her husband and two children, where she writes full time.
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