Rating: 4.5 stars
Expected release date: September 2nd 2014
Meet Olivia and Paul! Two people struggling with different problems that hold them down from living a normal life.
Lauren Layne’s New Adult novel tells the story of a girl with secrets, a guy with scars, and a love that could save them both… or destroy them.
When Olivia Middleton abandons the glamour of Park Avenue for a remote, coastal town in Maine, everyone assumes she’s being the kind do-gooder she’s always been. But Olivia has a secret: helping an injured war veteran reenter society isn’t about charity—it’s about penance. Only, Olivia’s client isn’t the grateful elderly man she’s expecting. Instead, he’s a brooding twenty-four-year-old who has no intention of being Olivia’s path to redemption . . . and whose smoldering gaze and forbidden touch might be her undoing.
Paul Langdon doesn’t need a mirror to show him he’s no longer the hotshot quarterback he was before the war. He knows he’s ugly—inside and out. He’ll do anything to stay in self-imposed exile, even accept his father’s ultimatum that Paul tolerate the newest caretaker for three months or lose his inheritance. But Paul doesn’t count on the beautiful twenty-two-year-old who makes him long for things that he can never have. And the more she slips past his defenses, the more keeping his distance is impossible.
Now Paul and Olivia have to decide: Will they help each other heal? Or are they forever broken?
I feel beyond lucky to be able to read this beautiful story. It’s intense, fun and held on to my attention throughout the story. There’s so much originality. Paul wasn’t exactly the perfect, hot man that seems to be the thing in most romance novels lately. This story went beyond looks. It touched a point which hardly any writers have been able to show and to top it all off it was encased in an enchanting way that had me glued to my screen reading. September 2nd is definitely a date to mark your book calendars for! I am head over heels in love.
I will do a full review nearer to the release date.