When your dumped in the most humiliating way in high school from the girl you thought you would spend the rest of your life with it cuts you to the bone, but when Calum comes back to his home town to confront the spoilt brat Olivia something is just not right but Calum can’t quite put his finger on it.
Olivia has a secret that nobody knows, she had to let Calum go although’s many years ago to protect him and his family. The hurt from that day stays with her always but he will be the only boy/man she will ever truly love.
The story opens a few years on from High School when Olivia goes to see Calum in his first major MMA fight near her home town but this is no reunion she is in the shadows as she has always been watching his career, he has never left her heart but they just can’t be together or he and his family will be in peril.
Calum decides to track Olivia down to humiliate her just as she did although’s years ago in school, making him think he was not good enough for her but now he has the money and the celebrity he will show her and rub that stuck up nose it. Once he locates her in the local bar working something does not seem right, with the feelings for her still strong he tries to rekindle the relationship but with Olivia blowing hot and cold all the time he can’t quite put his finger on it.
I loved this story, the vulnerable side to Olivia your heart could just break for her, wishing Calum would take that big head of his out of his backside and see the whole story but of course it takes his Dad to bring the whole thing to light. I would love to have learnt what happened to Mayor Crawford and how the relationship between Shelly and Eric turns out but I will have to read more of the stories to find out if this continues. I thought the whole telling of the interactions between Olivia and her father were hard to read but the writing was brilliant. I look forward to reading more by this author and recommend this story.
Reviewed by Angela Shirley