June Mayson and
Evan Barrister’s whirlwind courtship resulted in a secret marriage right before
he left for boot camp. Evan knows deep in his gut that June is too good for
him, but after getting a taste of the beautiful life they can have together,
he’s unwilling to let her go. June promises to wait for him, knowing neither
time or distance will ever change her feelings for Evan—that is until she’s
served with divorce papers while he’s overseas and she’s forced to let him go.
Her marriage and divorce a well-kept secret, the last person June expects to
run into when she moves back to her hometown is Evan. Angry over the past, she
does everything within her power to ignore the pull she feels whenever he is
near. But how can she ignore the pain she sees every time their eyes meet? How
can she fight the need to soothe him even if she knows she’s liable to get hurt
Is it possible for June and Evan to find their way back to each other again? Or
will they be stopped by an outside force before they ever have a shot?
This was my first
Aurora Rose Reynolds book (I know….Hangs head in shame) and I loved it. Her writing
style flowed perfectly and I fell in love with her characters.
I’ll be honest,
when I first read about Evan and June’s secret marriage and divorce; I wanted
to punch Evan in the throat. As I continued reading though, I saw what was
going on in Evan’s head and ended up feeling bad for him. His own screwed up
thoughts caused him to push away probably the best thing in his life.
June and her crazy
family had me laughing. I loved how close they all were, which surprised me
since she kept her marriage and divorce a secret. Obviously her family could
tell she went through something, but they couldn’t figure out what. Keeping all
that in definitely damaged June and when Evan returns, I could understand her
walls and bitterness. She still loved him and it hurt.
The two of them
struggling to move forward separate, while they both only wanted to be
together, broke my heart. I had my fingers and toes crossed hoping that they
would talk and find their way back to each other. ::Sigh::