In the first book of a new series from the author that brought us the Until series, we get a new couple that we can fall in love with as they try and over come the fears of life and the test of time.
Lea Lamb and Austin Wolf were young when they fell in love. They never imagined the future could hold anything other than together-forever.
When Lea’s father dies in a tragic fishing accident, she’s crushed under the weight of her grief and catches a glimpse of another type of future, one she knows she’s not strong enough to face.
Austin is angry. For the past fifteen years, he’s believed the woman he loved with every ounce of his soul left him without so much as a backwards glance.
When Lea unexpectedly returns to their hometown, all the years of heartache inside Austin bubbles to the surface and presents itself as blinding rage.
Faced with the truth about the past, a newly discovered secret, these former lovers will learn that if they want to have any chance at the future they’d given up on all those years ago, they will have to rescue one another from drowning in pain so debilitating it will leave them both fighting to breathe.
In the first book of the new series by Aurora Rose Reynolds that follows a couple, Austin and Lea, who are torn apart by a tragedy only to be reunited by another tragedy but can they hold onto their second chance before the fear becomes to much for them to hold on to.
This is the first book outside of the Until series universe and it just may be the best book that Reynolds has written. In one chapter, you can fall in love with these two characters and their relationship
There are time when the timeline is rushed a little bit, but it’s not THAT rushed where you can’t keep up. She tires to show that Austin and Lea don’t just get back together instantly and that they have to take the time to fall back in love with one another. Considering how they broke up, it made sense that both parties would be hesitant to jump back into it.
Austin is completely swoon worthy and definitely the kind of man that you would want to end up with. He has the dominate personality that we have come to love from Reynold’s male characters, but not so over the top where you think he’s a new Christian Grey. You can feel the love he has for Lea jump of the page and are rooting for him the minute that you meet him.
Lea had her whole life planned out until tragedy strikes and she is reeling from the aftermath. What she does is something that we probably would think about doing, if we didn’t, and that’s run. It’s easier to leave then to face the pain. The kind of love that she had with Austin is the kind of love that you can’t run from and the moment that Austin sees her, he doesn’t make the same mistake again.
With each passing book, Reynolds gets better and better. This books grabs you right from the beginning and doesn’t let you go. It’s a nice quick read that you can read a day at the beach but the sad news is, is that you only get them in this one book. It would be amazing to see more of them as the focus in a book, but thankfully we will likely see them in the next book of the series.
“CAN WE STOP by the liquor store on the way to dinner?” Mom asks from the passenger seat of my car.
“Should you be drinking?” I frown then turn onto the main road—well, really the only road in town.
“What’s it going to do, kill me?” she jokes, making me inhale a sharp breath. “Honey,” she says quietly, and I look at her briefly, wondering how the hell she can be so casual about this. “I’m dying. When it will happen, only the good Lord knows, but it is happening, and there is nothing you or I can do about it. I have made my peace with it, and I want you to do the same.” She reaches over to pat my thigh.
“Make peace with it?” I repeat, shaking my head in disbelief.
“Yes, make peace with it. If you think about it, I’m lucky. I know I’m going to die. I know that sooner rather than later God is going to come take me home, and when he does, I will be ready. I will have had a chance to say goodbye to the people I care about and right any wrongs I’ve caused. I’m lucky, honey.”
“What about me?” I wring my hands on the steering wheel, feeling my chest get tight as I fight back tears.
“I love you, honey. I loved you before you were even a sparkle in my eye, and I will always be with you. I know this isn’t easy for you. I know there are going to be a lot of tears shed, but we’re lucky, honey.”
I press my lips together to keep from saying something I might regret. I’m not lucky; in fact, I’m unlucky to the tenth power. How many people have I lost, how many people do I have to loose before it’s enough.
“Oh look! Sheryl!” She yells, pulling me from my thoughts as she reaches over, pressing the horn on my steering wheel while her other hand shoots across me so she can wave out my window. Looking to where she’s waving my heart begins to beat wildly
against my ribcage when I see not Sheryl, but Austin walking into one of the many bars that litter Main Street, only it’s not just Austin—it’s him and a woman with her arm wrapped around the back of his waist as he holds the door open for her.
Even from the distance separating us, my lungs compress at the beauty that is him. The years have been good to him. His hair is still shaggy, only now a little lighter; his face is tan and covered in a beard that makes his crystal blue eyes stand out even more. My eyes travel from his face to his torso, which is covered in a dark green thermal that shows off the muscles of his arms, chest, and tapered waist, then down to his denim-covered thighs. When my gaze sweeps back up, his eyes are on me, and I see them crinkle in confusion then realization that soon turns into anger.
“You missed the liquor store,” my mom complains as I speed up.
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Aurora Rose Reynolds
Aurora Rose Reynolds is a navy brat who’s husband served in the United States Navy. She has lived all over the country but now resides in New York City with her Husband and pet fish. She’s married to an alpha male that loves her as much as the men in her books love their women. He gives her over the top inspiration everyday. In her free time she reads, writes and enjoys going to the movies with her husband and cookie. She also enjoys taking mini weekend vacations to nowhere, or spends time at home with friends and family. Last but not least she appreciates everyday and admires it’s beauty.
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