Reviewed by Amber
AUTHOR: Cara Dee
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 283 pages
RELEASE DATE: April 26th, 2016
Have you ever woken up and expected to see destruction everywhere?
In 48 hours, I lost everything. I came home to find my girlfriend of four years with another man. The next day a plane crash ripped my family away from me, shattering me in the process. In many ways, I died that day, too. The fun-loving man who’d lived in the fast lane and loved his career in the film industry was gone. Left was a forty-year-old shell that dwelled at the bottom of a bottle.
Only one person knew what I was going through. My sister’s stepson, who hadn’t been on the plane. Julian knew what it was like to lose everyone he loved, too. He’d stopped showing up at reunions when he was a teenager, so I didn’t know him very well. But I told him at the memorial service he could come out and visit me in LA whenever. One day he did, and I guessed it was as good a day as any to start picking up the pieces and see what was left of us.
This book is the epitome of love after tragic loss, starting over, and believing in hope. I think it takes someone with incredible strength to be able to lose those close to you but come out in the end, better. Noah and Julian are incredible. No matter how heartbreaking this story got I loved that they had each other to depend on. They formed a bond that even without the romantic connection was incredibly special.
Noah and Julian have just experienced tragedy of epic proportions and in the aftermath are just trying to keep their heads above water. Having no one else that truly understands what they are going through both men are drawn together. Relying on each other emotionally and living in very close quarters their relationship lines get blurred. Trying to keep their relationship “family friendly” is incredibly difficult because they are very much attracted to each other both mentally and physically.
The writing in this book truly blew me away. It was incredible. I loved how Noah and Julian bonded and how they simply just worked together. I really liked that they took steps back from time to time to really evaluate things and come to terms with their feelings for one another. Not defining anything left them open to others but it also gave them what they needed to be able to come back together with no doubts. It was awesome how it all worked and this author kept me hooked on these characters from the very beginning.
Without a doubt this story is a must read, in my opinion. I loved the characters and side characters. I believe this story has characters from other books that I haven’t read and I was in no way shape or form lost while reading this story so it is a standalone.
Absolutely recommend this one!!