Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Genre: Contemporary romance
Note to Self
Love is patient; love is kind.
Love doesn’t boast or brag.
There’s no arrogance in love;
it’s never rude, crude, or indecent-it’s not self absorbed.
Love isn’t easily upset.
Love doesn’t tally wrongs.
Love trusts, hopes, and endures no matter what.
Love will never become obsolete.
I’ll fight for her.
Caleb Drake never got over his first love. Not when he got married. Not when she got married. When life suddenly comes full circle Caleb must decide how how far he is willing to go to get the aloof and alluring Olivia Kaspen back. But for every action in life there is a consequence, and soon Caleb finds out that sometimes love comes at an unbearably high price.
What a great ending to great series!
This will always be on my favourites list there is no doubt.
each part was different in its own way but i enjoyed each and every one. i don’t think I’ll be forgetting this series any time soon and it’s always a little sad when you finish a great series. But I’ll come back to it again! I loved that I got to experience Caleb in this. we see life from his eyes, what it’s like to be him, having a psychopathic wife. He goes through hell but somehow he’s still turns out fine. I feel extremely sorry for him in having to deal everything that happens in this. Being lied to again and again and then eventually not being able to give a damn. who can blame him?
The main thing was that we get to see the events that took place in the past as well but this time from Caleb’s perspective such as what were his thoughts of that event. It’s interesting to see what he was feeling at that particular time. It’s not always that I enjoy a series where I read it from more than one perspective as I like the anticipation and the mystery but for this I can say I enjoyed getting to know Caleb better by witnessing the story from their point of view. I must admit however the constant retelling of the past, the same scenes that I previously read, over and over again was probably one thing I didn’t really like. I had already read those scenes from the previous books and I honestly would have preferred if I didn’t get to read them again. As much as I liked seeing things from Caleb’s view this time around, I could have done without the past being told all over again and would have preferred the story being continued in the present throughout.
And it’s a rarity that I will like a story from a male’s perspective as most of the time it tends to make me cringe. Not every author can pull it off (it has nothing to do with the authors writing ability, it’s just that the male brain is very different to the female’s). But there wasn’t a point in this book where I found myself being disappointed with his version of the story. it didn’t ruin Caleb at all for me, thank God.
“I struck my match, she poured out her gasoline. We burn now. All the time.”
There was one minor flaw, I didn’t really thing the ending was enough to do justice to all the drama and pain that Caleb and Olivia went through for all those years. It was sort of over too quickly. I would have preferred there to be a little more detail, more power to the final scene as the rest of the book and somehow it didn’t do the book justice (in my opinion).
So I’m glad this book wasn’t all cheesy (even with the whole concept revolving around a long-lost love). I can’t end this review without recommending this book to the contemporary romance lovers… I mean this is a breath of fresh air. The only other series I loved as much in this particular genre was ‘Remember When’ by T.Torrest. So yes if you havn’t already please read, I promise you won’t regret it!
“She has the kind of love that can stain your soul, make you beg not to have one, just to escape the spell she’s put you under. I’ve tried to break myself of her over and over, but it’s pointless. I’ve got more of her in my veins than blood”