Meet Lea & Austin in this amazing love story!
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Lea Lamb and Austin Wolf were young when they fell in love. They never imagined the future could hold anything other than together-forever.
When Lea’s father dies in a tragic fishing accident, she’s crushed under the weight of her grief and catches a glimpse of another type of future, one she knows she’s not strong enough to face.
Austin is angry. For the past fifteen years, he’s believed the woman he loved with every ounce of his soul left him without so much as a backwards glance.
When Lea unexpectedly returns to their hometown, all the years of heartache inside Austin bubbles to the surface and presents itself as blinding rage.
Faced with the truth about the past, a newly discovered secret, these former lovers will learn that if they want to have any chance at the future they’d given up on all those years ago, they will have to rescue one another from drowning in pain so debilitating it will leave them both fighting to breathe.
♥MY REVIEW♥ by Neelam
In the book, Lea comes home after 15 years to take care of her dying mother. She has a painful history with Austin, her high school boyfriend and a local fisherman. She left him abruptly after her father died in fishing accident because she was afraid she’d lose Austin in the same way if they remained together. After so many years, she comes home and begins her journey of healing and second chances.
It was really difficult for me to read this book , as my mother died just recently from cancer. It was painful reading about Lea dealing with the decline of her mother and her subsequent death. I do have to say that although painful to read, it was very real and I felt the same way Lea did throughout the process.
The relationship between Lea and her mother was a big part of the beginning but also set the stage for Lea and Austin’s relationship. Austin is perfect for Lea and it was fun reading about how he went about getting his second chance with her and the way he was there for her after her mother’s death. He seemed to read Lea’s mind and know exactly what she needed in the moment. Austin is, like most of Ms. Reynolds leading guys, the right amount of alpha and sensitive to make the perfect book boyfriend. I was instantly hooked on Austin, even when I was mad at him.
As with all her books, I loved the dual point of view. I know how I would feel, but I always want to know the guy’s perspective. I also love the buildup of sexual tension and then the sex scenes. They are super hot! Ms. Reynolds knows how to write sex scenes like no one else. What I like most about her books, though is that they include everything I want to read including the right amount of sexual tension, angst, discovery, healing, and yes, the sizzling sex scenes. I highly recommend this book as I do all of Ms. Reynolds’s books. She is definitely one of my “go to” authors. I have read every book she has written and have never been disappointed.
“CAN WE STOP by the liquor store on the way to dinner?” Mom asks from the passenger seat of my car.
“Should you be drinking?” I frown then turn onto the main road—well, really the only road in town.
“What’s it going to do, kill me?” she jokes, making me inhale a sharp breath. “Honey,” she says quietly, and I look at her briefly, wondering how the hell she can be so casual about this. “I’m dying. When it will happen, only the good Lord knows, but it is happening, and there is nothing you or I can do about it. I have made my peace with it, and I want you to do the same.” She reaches over to pat my thigh.
“Make peace with it?” I repeat, shaking my head in disbelief.
“Yes, make peace with it. If you think about it, I’m lucky. I know I’m going to die. I know that sooner rather than later God is going to come take me home, and when he does, I will be ready. I will have had a chance to say goodbye to the people I care about and right any wrongs I’ve caused. I’m lucky, honey.”
“What about me?” I wring my hands on the steering wheel, feeling my chest get tight as I fight back tears.
“I love you, honey. I loved you before you were even a sparkle in my eye, and I will always be with you. I know this isn’t easy for you. I know there are going to be a lot of tears shed, but we’re lucky, honey.”
I press my lips together to keep from saying something I might regret. I’m not lucky; in fact, I’m unlucky to the tenth power. How many people have I lost, how many people do I have to loose before it’s enough.
“Oh look! Sheryl!” She yells, pulling me from my thoughts as she reaches over, pressing the horn on my steering wheel while her other hand shoots across me so she can wave out my window. Looking to where she’s waving my heart begins to beat wildly against my ribcage when I see not Sheryl, but Austin walking into one of the many bars that litter Main Street, only it’s not just Austin—it’s him and a woman with her arm wrapped around the back of his waist as he holds the door open for her.
Even from the distance separating us, my lungs compress at the beauty that is him. The years have been good to him. His hair is still shaggy, only now a little lighter; his face is tan and covered in a beard that makes his crystal blue eyes stand out even more. My eyes travel from his face to his torso, which is covered in a dark green thermal that shows off the muscles of his arms, chest, and tapered waist, then down to his denim-covered thighs. When my gaze sweeps back up, his eyes are on me, and I see them crinkle in confusion then realization that soon turns into anger.
“You missed the liquor store,” my mom complains as I speed up.
About the Author:
Aurora Rose Reynolds is a navy brat who’s husband served in the United States Navy. She has lived all over the country but now resides in New York City with her Husband and pet fish. She’s married to an alpha male that loves her as much as the men in her books love their women. He gives her over the top inspiration everyday. In her free time she reads, writes and enjoys going to the movies with her husband and cookie. She also enjoys taking mini weekend vacations to nowhere, or spends time at home with friends and family. Last but not least she appreciates everyday and admires it’s beauty.
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