Title: Until Harry
Author: L.A. Casey
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, New Adult
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Release Date: July 19
Like nothing you have ever read from L.A. Casey before, a story of loss, love, and finding yourself in the darkest of times.
He was my best friend, my best not-really-big-brother and my best protector. He was my best everything. He was mine.
Coming home is hard for Lane. Hard because Harry, her beloved uncle, has died suddenly, but also because of him. Kale.
Kale Hunt has been her best friend since childhood. But it was never that simple. He was Lane’s reason for leaving home and moving to New York. Seeing him with someone else, in love with someone else, shouldn’t have hurt. But it did. It really, really did. So she upped sticks and left, started a new life and cut herself off from her past.
But now she’s back and all the feelings are right there. As if she had never left.
Emotions are running high for everyone, and tragedy has a funny way of bringing people together. But is Lane reading the signs right? Are they still just friends, or is there something more?
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Reviewed by Stephanie
Whenever I think of L.A. Casey I automatically think of the Slater Brothers which is one of my favorite series ever. Her writing style is amazing and characters never disappoint so I was excited to read another book by her and dove right in. With Until Harry we got something totally different from L.A. Casey. She stepped away from everything I have ever read from her before and she nailed it! She gave us a friends to lovers story that runs deep and is full of love, loss, darkness and forgiveness. It was intense and raw and just so emotional. I loved it!
Lane and Kale have been best friends since she was only six years old and he was nine. Even though he was her older brothers age it was always the two of them together and he protected and loved her like she was his own sister. But as time went on and Lane grew up her feelings towards Kale started to change. I don’t want to say too much and give anything away but something happens and Lane makes the choice to pack up and move halfway around the world causing tension and a rift with her close knit family and for six long years she stays away.
“What he’d done would stay with me for life.”
When Lane gets a letter saying her beloved Uncle Harry has passed away she quickly returns home. To a place she once loved with all her heart but also a place that broke her and she felt she had no reason to go home, until now. Until Harry needed her to come. She is nervous and unprepared to see the people she left behind, especially the boy she once loved who has now grown into a man that still makes feel things she tried so long to try and forget.
“ No matter how many years went by, I would always know his voice even if it were a whisper.”
Coming home was not what Lane had expected and she quickly learns that moving halfway around the world only robbed her of six years with the people she loved the most. She must face her past in order to heal. Kale hasn’t seen Lane in six long years, his Laney Baby. His best friend who left and never looked back. They both want answers and a chance at forgiveness, but has to much time passed or can they fix what was once broken?
I learned to love you without needing you. I learned to move on from you.”
I just loved this book and these characters. L.A. Casey did not disappoint with this deeply emotional story of two friends who try and navigate their way through so many things that life throws at them and fight to find the happiness they so desperately want. It was intense and heartbreaking and beautiful.
“You’re embedded deep in my bones. I’d never love anyone as much as I love you in the way that I love you.”
I pushed my glasses up the bridge of my nose as I reread the letter from my brother for the millionth time since I received it two days ago. It stated two things. One, my uncle passed away. My godfather and dear friend was gone. And two, I had to go home.
I wasn’t jumping for joy about either fact.
I looked up from the worn paper Lochlan’s letter was scribbled upon and gazed out the window of the train I was sitting inside.
The Yorkshire’s countryside passed me by, and in seconds I was lost in the green beauty of it. Unfortunately, the glamour of the never-ending dreamlike view wasn’t enough to mask the pain in my chest. The horrendous agony quickly brought me back to the present, and it screamed that I couldn’t run from it.
Not this time, Lane, a sour voice in my mind hissed. You can’t escape this.
Nothing beautiful to the naked eye or soothing to the delicate ear could erase the inevitable reality I would soon have to face head on. I shifted in my seat as my stomach roiled at the thought of what the next few days entailed.
Why did this have to happen? I glumly wondered.
L.A. Casey is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who juggles her time with her mini-me and writing. She was born, raised and currently resides in Dublin, Ireland. She enjoys chatting with her readers, who love her humor and Irish accent as much as her books.
Casey’s first book Dominic, was independently published in 2014 and became an instant success on Amazon. She is both traditionally and independently published and is represented by Mark Gottlieb from Trident Media Group.
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