Title: Under a Different Sky
Author: Lindsey Iler
Series: Hand Over My Heart Duet Book One
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: June 10, 2019
My life is a mess.
I’m walking around with a black eye. My position on the hockey team is questionable at best, and if that’s not bad enough, I think I’m falling for my dead girlfriend’s best friend.
Every day, it’s a fight to feel alive, and yet, I drink to numb the pain. Everyone is standing back, watching me fall apart.
Everyone except Hannah. No matter how many times I push, she’s there to pull me back. She refuses to let me spiral any deeper. And after one kiss—she’s impossible to ignore.
Unfortunately, it seems she and I aren’t the only thing being kept a secret.
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Anyone who has ever experienced losing someone you love knows that life is broken into two parts. One part is life with the person you loved and the other is trying desperately to find a new normal after that person is gone. It’s a heartbreaking thing to experience and Nick found that out at the young age of seventeen when his girlfriend Mia died. He is completely lost and deals with his grief in the only way he knows how but that his friends and family do not approve of. He is constantly drinking, fighting and hooking up with random girls. My heart broke for him over and over as he tried to find himself again and deal with life without the one person her thought would be his forever.
“The thing is, there’s nothing left of me for them to take. Mia took it all with her last breath.”
Hannah made a promise to her best friend Mia before she passed away to watch out for Nick and make sure he is ok. Hannah is trying desperately to make good on what she said she would though Nick doesn’t make it easy at all. The thing is Hannah may just be in love with her dead best friend’s boyfriend. After months of them hanging out and trying to help him find his way out of the darkness, it seems he feels the same way.
“I’m going to kiss you, and once I do, everything is going to change.”
I honestly wasn’t sure how I felt at first when these two started to get together so soon after Mia passed away. They both felt the same way too, like maybe people wouldn’t understand so they tried to hide how they felt. It becomes such an emotional roller coaster for them because they have this pull they feel towards one another but they both feel like they are betraying Mia and her memory. I was a big fan of Hannah. She is a force to be reckoned with and Nick was just so lost I was hoping they could help each other find a new normal. As much as I wasn’t sure how I felt at first about them getting together so soon as the story went on and secrets are revealed, I wanted them both to be able to love each other the way they wanted to see that you can’t help who you love. This book kind of ended on a cliffhanger with things up in the air and I can’t wait for the next one to see if Nick and Hannah get the chance they deserve.
“You happened out of nowhere, and I realized I can still feel the way I did. All was not lost when she died. The stars still shine up there, and the earth still spins, and that’s because of you. We’re just under a different sky, Hannah.”
Her fingers rub against each other like they’re trying to control themselves. Does she want to reach out and touch me? The thought of her being nervous makes me smirk. Her eyes scan up my legs, to my bare chest, and stop on my lips. She bites down on her own, and I can’t help but notice the pink hue on her chest.
She’s losing it. There’s a power in that, an exhilaration that’s hard to ignore. I need to remember to lose the shirt more often.
“I never noticed…” she whispers, moving her hands down to her sides. “I mean, I noticed. I just never…”
“Allowed yourself too long to appreciate it.” I move toward her.
“Right.” Her chest rises and falls rapidly, like she has zero control of herself.
“And what about now? Are you going to allow yourself?” My last step brings me to her feet, and I straddle one leg while standing above her.
Her chin lifts, and her hair skims over her back. “It’s probably not a good idea.”
“Sometimes the bad ideas are the ones that change our lives, Hannah. Let me change everything.” I lean down, inching my lips closer to hers. “I know you said you didn’t want me to kiss you yet, but…”
Read Chapter One:
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About Lindsey Iler
Lindsey Iler is the author of the Our Worlds series. She’s had her feet planted in the state of Michigan since she was born and she still lives there with her husband and four kids.
When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with family and friends, listening to music, and reading.
Lindsey writes mature young adult/new adult romance. She falls in love with every character that pops into her head and is notorious for writing long chapters in her notes on her iPhone.
She finds inspiration from music and the people around her.
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