by C.M. Stunich
Publication date: January 29th 2018
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Suspense
He died that night, alone, in the rain, in the dark, the boy that called me baby girl.
I was only seventeen; we were going to be together forever.
On his way to pick me up for prom, he swerved. I’ll never know what made him do it, what killed the boy I’d loved my whole life. With roses clutched in his hand, he bled out in icy wetness all alone.
His best friend is here though, and I’m pretty sure he loves me.
But after the accident, I left for a year and didn’t look back.
Now I’m back in town and my heart is like shattered glass.
Do I pick up the pieces and risk getting cut? And do I let another boy call me baby girl?
Panty Scorching – 4
Angst – 3
Tissues – 3
Storyline – 4.5
Value – 4.5
Overall – 4.5
Kindle eARC provided by Author
Reviewed by Ladyballs
Wow…what an emotional read this was for me. I honestly didn’t think it would be, but I was a little emotionally drained for the first half but in a good way!
Codrick, Embry and Phoenix, the proverbial 3 peas in a pod. Best friends and even though Codrick and Embry are a couple its like the 3 of them are…that is how close and emotionally invested they all are in each other.
Embry turns into a shell of herself after the trio loses Codrick in a horrific accident. Instead of turning to her family and Phoenix, she runs and turns off all her feelings for over a year and has no contact with Phoenix until she returns home for a family emergency. Even though we never get to meet Codrick formally, the author makes you feel Embry and Codrick’s love through her writing and you can feel the actual pain and sorrow Embry feels when he dies. My heart actually hurt. Not just for Embry but for Phoenix as well. Not only does he lose Codrick, but he loses Embry when she leaves and has no contact with him. He is just as broken as she is.
It’s a heart wrenching charged story of healing and rebuilding a broken heart and friendship when one of the pieces is forever gone. I love, love, loved Phoenix. I have never read and was able to actually picture a character more than I did with Phoenix. He was an alpha but had such a softer side when it comes to Embry that you can literally feel the love he has for her. Embry has not even come close to dealing with her feelings of losing Codrick. Can she deal with what Phoenix is able to offer her?
This was such a great story…it started by ripping my heart out but slowly over the course of the book, I felt it start to heal. You could see and feel how Embry and Phoenix start to heal as individuals and as friends. And possibly more? Great read and I highly recommend it, you won’t be disappointed!
C.M. Stunich is a self-admitted bibliophile with a love for exotic teas and a whole host of characters who live full time inside the strange, swirling vortex of her thoughts. Some folks might call this crazy, but Caitlin Morgan doesn’t mind – especially considering she has to write biographies in the third person. Oh, and half the host of characters in her head are searing hot bad boys with dirty mouths and skillful hands (among other things). If being crazy means hanging out with them everyday, C.M. has decided to have herself committed.
She hates tapioca pudding, loves to binge on cheesy horror movies, and is a slave to many cats. When she’s not vacuuming fur off of her couch, C.M. can be found with her nose buried in a book or her eyes glued to a computer screen. She’s the author of over thirty novels – romance, new adult, fantasy, and young adult included. Please, come and join her inside her crazy. There’s a heck of a lot to do there.
Oh, and Caitlin loves to chat (incessantly), so feel free to e-mail her, send her a Facebook message, or put up smoke signals. She’s already looking forward to it.