Second chance love stories are probably one of my favourite. This one in particular.
Evie and Leo met in foster care as children and formed a bond of friendship. As they grew, their bond turned to love, and they vowed to make a life together when they turned 18 and were no longer a part of the system.
When Leo unexpectedly gets adopted as a teen and moves to another city, he promises Evie that he will contact her as soon as he gets there and come back for her in a few short years. She never hears from him again.
Now eight years later, in spite of the odds, Evie has made a life for herself. She has a job. She has friends. She’s content. Then a man shows up out of the blue, claiming that her long lost love, Leo, sent him to check up on her. The attraction between them is undeniable. But, should she trust this sexy stranger? Or is he keeping a secret about what his connection to Leo is really all about and why Leo disappeared all those years ago?
I have re-read this book twice now, because it was that beautiful. The best thing about this book is that there are a few big ‘OMG’ moments that just make this book what it is. It’s really great!
It’s not a very long book, which I loved, but it all all the elements that make a great book in my eyes; it made my heart race, my eyes water, my mind crazy and my soul shake.
Throughout the book, we get great flashbacks of Evie and Leo when they were little. Most the time, I don’t like too many flashbacks, but they really did make the story in the end.
The description of their first kiss was beautiful. Set in one of the flashback scenes when they were quite young, Mia Sheridan was able to write this and make it beautiful.
“I’m going to kiss you now, Evie, and when I do, it’s going to mean that you’re mine. I don’t care how far away we are from each other. You. Are. Mine. I’ll wait for you. And I want you to wait for me. Promise me.”
This book was very well written. The story flowed so nicely and I pretty much read it in one sitting. Throughout the story, my head was searching possible outcomes, trying to figure out how the book was going to end, but Mia Sheridan had me for the entire book!
This book has a twist i didn’t coming. At all.
There is no cliffhanger to this story, even though there is another book.
I really enjoyed the journey this book took me on. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who loves those second chance novels.