My Rating: 5 Stars
*****ARC received from author, in exchange for an honest review.*****
“Our lives are made up of moments, and I used to think it was only the big moments that made an impact, but now I know even the smallest of moments can change your life forever.”
Two years ago, tragedy struck for Elizabeth Shea, ensuring her life would never be the same. Unable to let go of the past and unwilling to face the future, she closed herself off from the world and the people who loved her most.
“It’s strange how the worst day of your life can become the very thing that changes it for the better.”
Brenden Scott chose to embrace the ugliness life can offer and help others find their way through the darkness, but it took a near fatal night for him to truly begin to embrace life.
Now, he lives his life in the moment, enjoying it to the fullest and taking nothing for granted.
When Elizabeth and Brenden meet, they’re drawn to each other and an unlikely friendship forms. Brenden breathes new life into her, while Elizabeth heals parts of him he didn’t even realize were broken.
Though Brenden knows pursuing her is a bad idea, he can’t resist her pull. When emotions get involved and the lines start to blur, they find themselves standing on opposite sides of the tracks.
Elizabeth is desperate to put the pain and heartbreak behind her—to find herself again—but will she be able to let go of the past or fears holding her back and learn to live in this moment?
Wow! What an emotional ride this book was. I loved every moment of it.
“She said, “What’s the difference between the love of your life and you soulmate?” I let out of a sigh of relief when the Mud Vein quote causes his face to lighten, his smile widening as he begins to see my point. “One is a choice, and one is not” he replies, finishing the quote in the same way I had when I spoke to Allison.
This book has 2 epic love stories in it. And no, it’s not a love triangle or anything like it. It’s a story of finding the love of your life and finding your soulmate. It gripped me from the very first sentence in the prolog and had my attention and heart all throughout the book. The writing was fantastic that I felt everything along with the characters. The author had me laughing, crying, smiling along with the characters.
Lizzie and Brenden were very well written and very believable. They both had hardships in their lives and took different roads in life to come over them. Brenden is a sexy, very swoon worthy, and successful hero. Lizzie was the perfect damsel in distress who needed to be saved. Brenden walked into Lizzie’s life when she was at a very low point in her life. Life had dealt her a rather sad hand. Brenden by being stubborn and determined tore down the walls Lizzie had built around her heart and brought her back to the woman she used to be. She had become a shell of the woman she used to be, and I loved reading of the improvements that she made to herself. I loved reading how she fell in love again and just loved seeing the love she had for her children and how it started to change their lives and happiness for the better, when she started to let go of the sadness in her life.
Like I said, read this book, you’ll love it. This was A. D. McCammon’s debut novel and I can’t wait to see what she’s got in the store for us next.