PERSONAL RATING SYSTEM:
CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT – ****
PLOT – *****
FLOW – *****
ON A REVIEW SITE:
First things first, this book was goooooood. It was pretty unique in the way it was written. The author skipped around in all the main characters heads ALL.THE.TIME.
Different POV’s is usually something I despise. I don’t really know why, but it takes me a little while to adjust and it has a tendency to take away from the story.
However, in this book it just worked. I don’t really know the magical formula that was used to make it work so great, but it was definitely magic. The book would have not been nearly as good if only one or even two POV’s were used.
Now, it will be hard for me to review this book without giving away to much (I despise spoilers).
The main characters are Mattie, Sarah, and Jeremy.
Mattie has been friends with Sarah since the fourth grade and was even taken in by Sarah’s parents when Mattie’s died.
Jeremy is the classic hot guy, attorney, that works with Sarah but falls madly in love with Mattie.
Cade is the man who falls for Mattie after Jeremy breaks her heart.
Even at the very beginning of the story, I knew something was off about one of the characters. Sadly I was proven right…..more right than even I thought!
Even though you may think just from reading the description that you will know what happens, you won’t.
I can’t really say much else, but this story has romance, suspense, heartbreak jealousy …..did I mention the suspense??
The ending reminded me a little bit of Sweet Home Alabama….and that is the only teaser you are going to get 😉
Newly engaged and deliriously happy, Mattie, a talented graphic designer, and Jeremy, a successful partner in a law firm, look forward to a lifetime of wedding bliss in their new home in Sedona, Arizona. But their perfect love story disintegrates when Mattie discovers evidence of Jeremy’s massive betrayal. Unable to face the memories that haunt her with every aching step, Mattie flees to Mercer Island, Washington to start over. Unfortunately, she can’t run away from the boundless pain as she struggles to make sense of the life she thought she knew – until she meets Cade.
Tattooed engineer by day, lead singer in a rock band at night, Cade has experienced his own brand of pain with the loss of his college sweetheart. He and Mattie instantly bond over their mutual heartbreak, and as their friendship deepens, it ignites a new flame within Mattie, soothing the constant heartache for her former fiancée.
Just when Mattie thinks she may have found another stab at happiness, Jeremy reenters her life, and with him, all the crushing memories. It’s soon clear, though, that the trauma from her past may not be quite what it first seemed. Will the truth bring closure and a new beginning – or will it mean the end of both relationships forever?
Readers will instantly be swept up in the saga of love and heartbreak that unfolds. Offering a rarely-before-seen glimpse into the heart and mind of a romantic villain, audiences will find a welcome reprieve from the typical romance novel.