One word. Stay.
It was all he had to do. Instead, he got on that bus and took my heart with him.
That was seventeen years ago.
I moved on. Marriage. Kids. White picket fence. Everything I ever wanted, but my husband betrayed me and I was left once again.
Alone, penniless, and with two boys, I had no choice but to return to Tennessee. He wasn’t supposed to be there. I should’ve been safe. However, fate has a way of stepping in.
This time around, the tables are turned. It’s my decision. Second chances do exist, but I don’t know if we can repair what’s already been broken . . .
** This is a STANDALONE **
5.0 "STAY" STARS!!!
“The rain will stop, the night will end, and the hurt will fade. Hope is never so lost that it can’t be found.”—Mandy Hale
I finished this book hours ago and up until now I was just like staring blankly and couldn't form any coherent thoughts. I was drawn so much into the story. I could not put it down. I binge read it. It gave me chills, gut wrenching and heart gripping feeling just from reading the first few pages. I'm not even that halfway yet but the emotions was just all over. That beginning of the book though, eff me!!! It made me pause for a moment and made me almost scream so loud because I was so hurt and so damn affected. AHhh how could something you thought so damn beautiful will just be ripped out from you without a heads up? I really can't help but sobbed so damn hard that I needed somebody to cuddle me and hug me so tight murmuring soothing words. Because Fuck me! I feel like my chest was stabbed several times and I feel like I'm out of breath and I was not even at 10% mark yet.
Almost midway to the story and I feel like I was in the edge because that angst just escalated. It was so intense and so raw that it even feels so damn real to the point that I just stopped and sigh. And you know what, as the story progresses you cannot deny the fact that everything was written so beautifully. The emotions that was all over? Wow, it's unexplainable. From me bawling like a baby to being so damn affected and then swooning like mother effin' teenager and then me keeping on turning the pages then laughing to some hilarious and adorable moments. I was just crazy invested and that's how great and brilliant this book is.
And of course, that love between Zach and Presley is just too consuming. I could never forget the depth of their feelings towards each other. Despite all those years, despite all those disappointments, despite all the pain..the loss and the time wasted their love never fades. The twists and turns got me even so desperate and made my sanity at stake. I feel like I was broken but was then fixed again. But I really cannot deny the fact that their story is far one of the most beautiful and best second chance love story I have ever read. Added up with two great adorable kids that even made the story more interesting and captivating as well as the secondary ones that made an impact to the story.
Truly, this book is a must read! Prepare box of tissues though...a wine and someone to cuddle to as you will never know what's in store for you. But the good thing is, feel free to fall in love all over again.