Are you a hero yet?
Her words rang in my head.
I wanted to be.
For you, I want to be, I told her in my dream, the dream where she kissed me again.
A hero-worthy kiss.
Stay safe, she had said. Come back to me.
My lips tingled.
The brush of hers over mine a memory held in the blackest of night,
the hottest of desert days,
and the cold-evil hell of war against hidden enemies.
I wanted another chance to taste those lips,
melt them against mine,
and mold her body to me.
I wanted to live.
4.5 Star Review by Ashley
I've read just about everything L.B. Dunbar has released and The History In Us has become my favorite thing she has produced. By far. I don't even know where to being with this one because there is just so much goodness within the pages. I was pulled in from the first page- my heart was racing and breaking and I just had to know....
I loved getting to know the shy girl with no voice that I met in Sound Advice (you don't have to read this but totally should because Jess Carter). She is still reserved but she has certainly found her voice and isn't afraid to use her words. Especially in pursuit of her dream, writing. Katie's journey has led her to a history class where she comes face to face, for the first time in almost a decade, with a piece of her history, Levi Walker. The hometown hero with a haunted past and hard present.
Things weren't easy for these two that were irrevocably drawn to each other. Both incredibly brave and strong and determined not to let their emotions get the best of them even when their hearts were trying to lead the way. It was learning the history of their city, that brought the history of them to the surface and made Katie wish for a future. One that Levi couldn't promise her. There were so many times I just wanted to crawl into my kindle and hug them. These two were so wonderfully flawed, beautifully human. And so full of love. For their passion, for each other.
When I say I devoured this book I mean could not put it down. L.B. Dunbar has outdone herself. Katie and Levi' s story is rich in history and romance. It is heartbreak and perseverance and hope and dedication and love to the fourth power. And that ending...my still swooning heart! From fairy tales to real life horror stories and heroes, The History in Us gave me everything I wanted and a few things I wasn't even looking for.
About the Author
Avid drinker of Coca-Cola, L.B. Dunbar loves the sweet things in life. Her affair with all things romantic began with her first book at the tender age of six: Goldilocks and the Three Bears. One can never forget her first! From there, the reading journey includes a deep love of fairy tales, medieval knights, regency debauchery, and alpha males. She loves a deep belly laugh and a strong hug. Occasionally, she has the energy of a Jack Russell terrier. Accused, yes, that’s the correct word, of having an over active imagination; to her benefit, such an imagination works well. Author of over a dozen novels, she’s created small town worlds, rock star mayhem, and MMA chaos. Her other duties in life include: mother to four growing children and wife to the one and only.
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