This is a new adult book that by description is typical, but not at all. The author sets things up when our main characters are in high school and going into college. At first Liam and Josie are typical. When there is a part where I gasp out loud is where Nick comes in. There is a part when the past comes into play. Nick, yeah I hated him, so I think Heidi goes above and beyond to create a mediocre character that is blah and then the spoiler, yeah he has a little bit of a brass set. Who would have thunk it? Through the entire book the town of Beaumont is set up with some descriptive to give you the feel.
You meet Jose, Jenna and then the men Liam and Mason. Mason is dead but everything comes together when Liam shows up at his funeral. Katelyn is the grieving wife, who I idolized throughout this novel. I felt the emotions that the author conveyed when Liam and Josie have their “talk”. There are a lot of truths that come out but some not so soon or easy. The waiting was a killer. It wasn’t like the normal pining away novel so PLEASE love it and stick with it so the epic showdown is completely a shocker to you as it was me.
I don’t like reading about a ten year long love that just eats away. I have never related to someone who just exists without their lover/love interest. Not realistic to me at all. This was different. Both of these characters have longevity in the series.
When I got to the end I immediately started book 2.
Heidi is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author.
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup, two Parakeets, Gonzo & Hedwig, and their newest addition of a Highland West/Mini Schnauzer, Jill.
During the day Heidi is behind a desk talking about Land Use. At night, she’s writing one of the many stories planned for release or sitting court-side during either daughter’s basketball games.