Evie and Leo met in foster care as children and formed a bond of friendship. As they grew, their bond turned to love and they vowed to make a life together when they turned 18 and were no longer a part of the system.
When Leo unexpectedly gets adopted as a teen and he moves to another city, he promises Evie that he will contact her as soon as he gets there and come back for her in a few short years. She never hears from him again.
Now eight years later, in spite of the odds, Evie has made a life for herself. She has a job, she has friends, she's content. Then a man shows up out of the blue, claiming that her long lost love, Leo, sent him to check up on her. The attraction between them is undeniable. But, should she trust this sexy stranger? Or is he keeping a secret about what his connection to Leo is really all about and why Leo disappeared all those years ago?
Wow this was a Fabulous book! It came recommended to me then I saw it pop up a few places so I thought I needed to dive it sooner rather than later.
There are a lot of books out there that have sort of the same plot- I love them still but when you come across a book that is totally fresh you tend to fall in love with it just a little bit more. This is one of those books. Evie is a force that is amazing- all the crap that has been thrown at her and then to top it off she takes care of those around her. Evie meets Jake and her world comes alive, she feels things she has never felt before. Jake is keeping something from her but Evie just keeps brushing it aside and tries to keep a healthy distance from Jake not wanting to lose herself and all she has worked for in him. When it finally hits the fan I was blown away, really didn't see it coming. I just wish there was a scene with Evie throwing it back in Gwen's face (you will get this statement once you read the book :) ). Lots of hot juicy sex. Fantastic ending.
"Maybe I'm an open book, or maybe love is like a magnifying glass straight into the souls of those who own your heart."
"I'm almost embarrassed at his laughable stalking skills. Clearly, he wouldn't be an asset to any ninja organization anywhere, ever."
"He made what would have been a place of nightmares into a place to dream"
"Sticks and stones and fist CAN break your bones, but it's the words that break your heart."
"Your boy part is like the incredible Hulk."
"Believing in you is effortless. It always was."