Left or right.
It’s that simple, and it isn’t simple at all.
If I turn left, the road will lead me back to the man I promised my life to, the one I’d imagined building a family with, the one who’s done everything in his power to get me back.
If I turn right, the road will take me to the man I loved first, the man who brought me back to life, the man who would do anything to keep me.
I knew the fork in the road was inevitable; it was the decision I never wanted to make between choices I didn't know I had.
And I love them both.
My heart is destined to exist in two equal halves — one with each man. But one half beats stronger, the vein running deepest, and holds my choice in silence long before I know it for myself.
The realization of what I have to do, of the heart I have to break, just might break mine too.
Left or right.
All I have to do is take a breath and turn.
5 Star Review by Ashley
Let me start by saying that a love triangle has never been my favorite. But this is Kandi Steiner, I have to read all of her words so I swallowed my fears and went for it. Thank goodness I did because holy freaking feels. I knew after the first book that the second half of this duet would slay me but What He Always Knew wasn't what I was expecting.
Usually in a love triangle you pick a side and stick with it. But that was impossible to do here. I couldn't do it. Each man had their faults, fears and flaws. But their biggest strength and weakness was Charlie. How fiercely and completely they loved her. With Reese it was rooted in friendship, a lifetime of memories. With Cameron it was that 'this is what I've been missing my whole life' kind of love. As time went on and more and more of each man's character was revealed, I had absolutely no idea how Charlie would do it. Everything was hanging on her choice, when in all honesty there was no choice at all. Charlie knew, she always did.
I had the teeniest inkling of who I thought it would be but I knew that the other man would be devastated. And Charlie would be suffering too. It wouldn't be easy and clean. It would be just as painful as the merry-go-round she was currently on. There was so much back and forth and with every new layer that was revealed I was left more raw. By the end me eyes were as red and puffy as Charlie's. I just wanted to crawl inside my book and hug her. But I settled for my pillow instead. For as much as Kandi Steiner put my emotions on the longest roller coaster ever, the ending left me wholly satisfied. I've never read a love triangle quite like this one and I don't think I ever will (nor will I be putting myself through all of that again anytime soon).
About the Author
Kandi Steiner is a Creative Writing and Advertising/Public Relations graduate from the University of Central Florida living in Tampa. Kandi works full time as a social media specialist, but also works part time as a Zumba fitness instructor and blackjack dealer.
Kandi started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a die hard hopeless romantic (like most girls brought up on Disney movies).
When Kandi isn’t working or writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys beach days, movie marathons, live music, craft beer and sweet wine – not necessarily in that order.
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