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My Review – 5 Stars
Why did it have to end?!?! Sorry, I tend to get this way when I fall in love with the characters and their story, which is exactly what happened. I absolutely adored Emma and Jake as well as the secondary characters, namely Megan and Carter. I really hope we see them again down the road. I’d also appreciate catching up with Emma and Jake, too. You know, because I loved them so much.
I must give credit to Violet Duke for her masterful and poetic storylines and development of her characters and the world in which they live. As a reader, I long to be engulfed by a book, pulled into the characters lives so that I feel like I’m experiencing every moment and emotion along with them. Violet has this ability in spades. Every book I’ve read of hers has allowed me to have such an experience. Also, the drama and angst that pepper her stories are never contrived or unrealistic. She creates back stories and histories that shape her characters thoughts and actions to the point that they need to find a way to let the past go, accept that they both want and deserve happiness, and revel in the love that surrounds them. We were given nothing less with Emma and Jake. They were both attempting to leave the past behind along with all the messy emotions that were linked to the fatal accidental fire that changed the course of their once hopeful young love. This second chance had them both reeling from the painful memories and clinging to the love that was destined to be from the moment they met. You’re going to want to keep a few tissues handy. Don’t be scared, it will only be a few trickles here and there. I would find myself smiling and anxious for the next moment and then shedding a few tears at a triggered memory or current heartbreak that Emma of Jake would experience. But I loved ever step of their heartbreaking and hopeful journey back to what was always meant to be.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Violet Duke debuts an emotional series about letting go, starting over, and trusting in the redemptive power of love.
Emma Stevens made a fresh start in the small town of Juniper Hills, but she still lives with the guilt of an impossible choice from her past: saving her sister—but leaving her stepbrother behind—in a fire that destroyed their home. The boy next door may have dragged them to safety, but he also caused the fire that devastated her family. She swore she’d never forgive him, so she’s stunned when he shows up on her doorstep.
Jake Rowan has never been able to escape the worst day of his life, when he took the fall for his older brother, who started a tragic fire. Years later, he’s carved out a life as a carpenter, but when he runs into Emma again, he’s reminded of everything he’s lost—and everything he still longs for.
Jake has never forgotten Emma, the dream girl whose life he destroyed. And she’s never stopped thinking about her first crush. As they grow closer—and old secrets are unearthed—will they be able to help each other heal, or will their hearts remain broken and burdened by the past?
About the Author:
NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY bestselling author Violet Duke is a former professor of English Education ecstatic to be on the other side of the page now writing emotion-rich stories with fun, everyday characters and sweet, sexy match-ups. Since her debut series in 2013, over a million readers have put all four of Violet’s laugh & cry contemporary romance series on bestseller lists and Top 10 charts across the major eretailers, both in the U.S. and internationally.
When she isn’t feeding her book-a-day addiction, Violet enjoys doing far too many things without checking the directions first (often with outrageous power tools she has no business operating), and cooking impossible-to-replicate ‘special edition’ dishes that laugh in the face of recipes. She lives in Hawai’i with her kids (Violet & Duke) and Mr. Violet Duke (their ringleader), with a PJs-and-rubber-slippers work dress code she takes very seriously.
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