What a fantastic, emotional second chance romance!!!
Mavis and Josh were high school sweethearts who had a wonderful future planned together, that is until an unplanned pregnancy upended all those dreams. Mavis made a choice she thought would be best for all of them, but as it turned out, it wasn’t good for anyone. Josh went on to attain his dreams, but his heart never healed from the loss of Mavis and the questions left unanswered in the wake of her leaving him. Now, ten years later the past will collide with the future and that secret along with another bombshell will come to light, and the broken pieces of their hearts may never be put back together again.
I was hooked from the very first page, and I have truly been in a reading slump, and Julie Navickas got me out of it!!!! I was in love with most of the characters, especially the main three…Josh, his brother, Austin, and Mavis. They were far, far from perfect, but their imperfections are what made me love them. Their relationships were messy and complicated but full of love and forgiveness.
While this book does involve a love triangle, it is done so differently and so realistically. I could actually see why Mavis fell in love with both brothers, and she loved them in very different ways. Yes, she does make a choice! I believe that the flashes to the past clearly show the close relationship both Josh and Austin had with her and their genuine love for her.
Navickas is a phenomenal storyteller. She completely wrapped me up in the story and had me totally invested in her characters. On top of that, her writing is fantastic, almost lyrical! Can’t wait to see what happens in the next two books!