It’s nearly impossible to be surrounded by love but not understand it. My parents, my sister, and just about everyone around us has no trouble accepting that love. To give your trust to someone else and believe they would die before hurting you. I’ve witnessed it—I’ve seen the power of it—but I’ve also seen the pain. Because for me, I’ve only loved someone I could never have, and my biggest fear is that by giving her my love, all I would do is ruin her. I should have tried harder, but I’m not sure I can because I only feel complete when I’m with her.
The only time I feel like I belong is when he’s near. His infectious smile warms me straight to my bones. Any insecurities I have vanish with just a wink from him. A sliver of his attention makes me feel invincible. But all it took was one drunken night of truths for me to lose everything I had begun to crave. Now, I’m not sure how to move on because I only feel complete when I’m with him.
He said I was too young. I said he was perfect. He said our families wouldn’t understand. I said we could weather any storm. He said he would ruin me. And he was right.
This is an audible review
I have enjoyed this series as much as the Corps series and probably a little more because of the fact we get to see the guys dealing with the issues of their kids. This is one of my favorite Hope Town stories mainly because I get to see my favorite male Maddox deal with his daughter relationship and not just a relationship with anyone but with Nate Reid, son of Axel.
Emberlyn has always known Nate was her one and only but trying to tell that to Nate was the difficult part. The age difference and the fact she was Maddox’s daughter had Nate running when Emberlyn opened her heart up to him and he crushed it to little pieces. When he finally realized what she meant to him and how right she was he was determined to show her he would never hurt her again. He was on a mission to win her trust and heart back.
This was a good one to listen to on audio the narrators did a good job and I liked the duel narration. The story line was great and flowed well the chemistry between Nate and Emberlyn was off the charts. Being able to see all the families was amazing too. I so enjoyed seeing them all it’s like being at a family reunion and seeing everyone growing up and maturing seeing the families expanding. If you have not read the Corps series start there you will not be sorry. These families are amazing they will become a part of you, grow on you, and you will want to keep up with them. I know I sure do. I cannot wait for more of the kids.
Harper is a NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL and USA TODAY bestselling author residing in Georgia with her husband and three daughters. She has a borderline unhealthy obsession with books, hibachi, tattoos and Game of Thrones. When she isn’t writing you can almost always find her with a book in hand.