Good Sunday evening fellow bookworms,
Today has been a cold rainy day here in Minnesota and the perfect excuse to curl up with a good book. I recently finished a great book and I’m so excited to talk about it! Not to mention, look at that front cover!
I received a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Every time I read a book by Elisabeth, I know that I’m in for a treat and that the characters who live in Evergreen Grove will pull on my heartstrings. I love who Elisabeth shows their flaws and yet how redeemable each can be no matter their background. I do agree with Dante though, that Arlo Spencer is a cancer and needs to pay for all pain he’s done to so many people throughout the years. So other than that sorry excuse for a mentor, each person in this series has had struggles to overcome and find love in unexpected ways while also finding their niche in life, and I’m so glad that dude doesn’t live in Evergreen Grove.
Kate and Tyler are a bit different than previous characters though as they knew each other before Evergreen Grove and were driven apart due to a terrible accident which claimed Tyler’s twin brother Terrence and left Kate permanently physically as well as emotionally scarred. They met when Kate was just barely sixteen and Tyler eighteen while he was in a street fight. Kate happened to be walking home late from the library and Tyler felt himself drawn to this tiny girl with a big personality. What starts out as a friendship starts to morph into something more until the night of the accident. They go their separate ways for two years, both nursing hurts and attempting to deal with life on their own terms. Then one night their mutual friend Alonzo drags Tyler with him and just barely manages to keep Kate from being arrested at a party that got out of hand and after getting Kate to sober up by having some pancakes, convinces Kate to come with them to Evergreen Grove before her slow downward spiral with being addicted to pain pills and partying gets the best of her.
Kate and Tyler were unofficially dating before the accident and lost touch due to the trauma and misunderstandings that neither of them could work through at the time. Things seem to be slowly mending together until Tyler gets the chance to follow one of his dreams of being a professional fighter and Kate worries that she might get in the way of that. She tries to gently break it off because she thinks that’s what’s best for him though it back fires and causes the two of them go their separate ways for a bit though both are suffering and being rather stubborn.
When a fire breaks out near where Kate is staying, all bets are off and Tyler rushes to be with her, putting a lot of things into perspective. Tyler realizes that life is too short to stay mad for long especially at someone whom you love and no matter the obstacles, it is sometimes possible to have your cake and eat it too. They say with age comes wisdom and these two soon realize that it’s never too late to fight for what you want, come clean no matter what might have happened in the past and believe in the impossible.
I loved getting to know these two and my heart went out to them for the pain they suffered due to circumstances out of their hands and yet found a way back to each other. I have high hopes for these two and I’m looking forward to visiting with them again in future books.
Full of a fascinating mix of humor, triumph over tragedy, the power of love, and characters to relate to, it was a pleasure to get my hands on a copy of this book. I hope you too will enjoy it as much as I did.
The book was just released today so you can go download your own digital copy and be reading this story in a matter of minutes!
Well that wraps up my bookish ramblings for the evening. Much as I’d love to stay up later to talk more about books, my day job starts early tomorrow morning and there’s lots to do. So be sure to tune in again soon to read more about my love of books and my inner nerd comes out to say hello. Thank you so much for stopping by!