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 he 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 got bored.
This book seemed very interesting, from the cover that I loved at first sight, to the blurb and I went into this book with some expectations and ended up…bored.
And to be honest, Evie got on my nerves a bit. I couldn’t say why exactly, but I caught myself rolling my eyes at some of the stuff she said, did and thought. She was a very annoying heroine to me
While reading I felt like I had in front of me a play by play of Evie’s day from waking up to getting to bed. I don’t mind some descriptions of someone’s daily routine but really, don’t push it. It was to the point where I skipped whole chunks of text to get to the juicy parts…that weren’t that juicy after all.
“He rips his mouth from mine as he growls, “Mine. Only mine. Only. Ever. Mine,” still slamming into me, pounding me against the wall.”
I mean, when you read quotes like that, you are bound to think there is going to be some interesting action between the two characters. I mean, this is the stuff of hot alpha male right?
Jake seemed very sexy and hot and very nice too, but he also felt fake to me. It was mostly like he said what was expected or things that you expect this kind of character to say to the female character.
So to make things short and simple, I didn’t quite believe in the story. It didn’t touch me and even after trying (a lot) I didn’t connect to the characters and the story.
Now, that being said, I’ve read a number of good reviews on the book and the serie, so maybe it’s just me. Some of those reviews were the reason I tried multiple times to get back in the book. But nothing did it for me. I suggest you make your own opinion of this book. If you are tempted to give it a try, do. For me it was just one of those books that didn’t work.