Not that Makenna really wants a second chance at love anyway. She is stuck in her tragic past, secretly living every day for her deceased fiancé, while her new boyfriend, Drew, is gently nudging her into the present.
Desperate to appear normal again, she slaps on a happy face and goes through the motions of a normal, healthy relationship—but with the exception of even a single kiss. And she’s okay with pretending, but Drew needs more than she’s willing to give.
Surprisingly, it’s an innocent letter from a soldier halfway around the world that has her seeing life differently. Sawyer is at his breaking point, and his depression sucks him in deeper every day. Makenna becomes his only lifeline to home, and he’s hanging on by a very weak thread.
By helping him, Makenna learns to let go of grief before she’s left with only a ghost of the woman she once was, finally freeing her from guilt and showing her that it is possible to love again. But when she discovers that both of the men in her life are hiding something, she makes two shocking revelations.
One of them is insanely in love with her, and one of them destroyed her happy ever after.
Even though a fairytale ending does await her, is she willing to face her own demons to fight for it?
Tasha Ivey is wonderful up and coming author. This is the 2nd book we have read by her and we loved them both. As long as she keeps spitting stories out like this she will keep our attention.
When I started this book I wasn’t sure where it was going. I wasn’t feeling the guy character, Drew and the best friend really got on my nerves too. They were both super pushy and Drew was just a little too good to be true. After finding out his purpose in the book, I understood more of why he came across like this and that helped me connect with the story more.
I was really pulled into the book when Makenna starts emailing and chatting with a solider overseas that is alone and has no one. Of course it helps when we find out that he is hot. It would have been too funny had he been a creeper, lol.
The feelings I had while reading were intense. I was really pissed at times and in awe at others. By the end of the book I seriously wanted to hit Makenna for getting mad over something that could not be controlled. It was her bitch moment of the book and even thought I was mad with her it made the ending worth while. Overall 3.5 stars for me. Keep them coming Tasha, you know what you’re doing.